Deutschlandspiegel 464/1993 1993


01. meet Kohl/Clinton in the United States of 40 years of German-American relations Washington cityscape. Right of way Helmut Kohl outside the White House. Guard soldier, great. Flag guard command. Call Kohl and Clinton. Close-up of Clinton, on the side.
black and white: The rubble of Germany, distribution of Carepaketen, Berlin airlift, 1953: Adenauer in the United States. Waving when driving through town. Meeting with Eisenhower. Rock 'n' roll dance. Berlin wall 1961 U.S. tank on the border. John F. Kennedy in Berlin cheered.
Color: Ronald Reagan in Berlin actuality: "Mr. Gorbachev - open this gate!"
Jubilation. Fall of the wall. The Brandenburg Gate. Celebration of reunification in Berlin. German flag.
How is Germany today judged by America? The United States Ambassador to Bonn, Robert M. Kimmitt quote: "the Federal Republic is founded on a solid democratic foundation. And I believe that this democracy in the future will be even stronger because the German people understand that tolerance is a fundamental characteristic of a modern democracy. - But neither Germany nor America can go alone in a new world order. So we need to work very closely. Germany is a close partner of the United States."
At a press conference in Washington, Bill Clinton speaks interview (translation): "when will make the people around the world better, the United States and Germany must cooperate even more closely with each other. Particularly with regard to the tasks in the North Atlantic Alliance, the EC and of the CSCE in Europe. Germany is a factor of stability that meets the challenges of our world with new initiatives. -In these tasks I could wish no better partner than Kohl and the German people."
When Helmut Kohl press conference interview: "it was an intense and friendly conversation. In German, there is no word for it, that you can translate well with the term ' the chemistry is right '. They have introduced it here - I like to record it - it is in fact true. The German-American relations are even as important, so important 30 years ago today for us in Germany, and especially for me."
(166 m, 10:00:25 10:06:20) 02. Berlin: realism exhibition images, large, realistic: old woman, 2 boys, boy monkey, portraits, Marilyn Monroe, and husband mirror. Sculptures. Exhibition visitors in the Gropius-Bau. Berlin Kurfuerstendamm with Memorial Church. Mathias Koeppel, realist of the Berlin scene, o-ton: "realism nowadays is so nothing special, that realism is an eternal principle. The realism was pushed just a little into the background by the many art fashions, which existed in the 20th century and that huddle again with great power forward. "Realism is not only: something depicting what it can, recognize it is also our reality in which we live, to interpret and to deal with it."
(65 m, 10:06:15 10:08:35) 03. New transport concepts in Lübeck and Lübeck, Holstentor Oberstdorf. Statdbild. The houses of the old town. Lot of car traffic in the streets. Exhaust gases from exhaust. Crocus lawn. Revocation of old town at the weekend. Man is blocking signs. Pedestrian traffic. Bus. Bicycle road. Oberstdorf long shot. Electric bus drives. Map with marked car-free zone of the city centre. People get on car parking lot and continue with electric bus.
Visitors and visitor interview: "I find it very good. Above all it is: go here for 20 years. We often had trouble with parking. And this is very cool, I find prima." "Yes, I like that. You can go shopping in peace and not constantly have to watch whether a car coming; You can run even on the road."
Mayor o-ton: "we have had a frequency by an average of 20 people per trip last fall. However, we make at the moment. the finding that in winter the car driver but harder to motivate is, to leave the comfortable car to get into the E-bus"
E bus through narrow streets. Full moon in the night sky.
(77 m, 10:08:30 10:11:20) 04. Eastern band: the Princes appearance of the band. The five young men playing ball in the Park. Quintet sings in the choir. Four of these five musicians were choirboys at the Thomanern. Tour. Skat game in bus. Loading/unloading of the sound system. Fans clap in appearance. Light sparklers.
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The Band „Die Prinzen“ at 30 Years (1991)

Die Prinzen are the trailblazers for German a capella pop music and one of the most successful German bands.

Originally called Die Herzbuben the band had formed in 1987 in Leipzig. They changed their name after German reunification since there was another band with the same name in Wildeck.

Annette Humpe, singer of Ideal  and Ich+Ich, produced their first album. It shoots to the Top 10 in 1991 and remains in the charts for an incredible 78 weeks.

In the 1990s they attain cult status with hits like Gabi und Klaus, Millionär, Küssen Verboten, Alles nur Geklaut and Du Musst ein Schwein Sein. 

Their success is driven by catchy melodies, humoristic ironic song lyrics and superbly arranged songs, but also perfect vocals in 5 parts, accompanied by nothing but percussion and bass. 

Die Prinzen received their training at the renowned St. Thomas Choir Leipzig and the Dresden Kreuzchoir. In their 30-year band career the Prinzen have recorded a dozen studio albums and three live albums. They have sold more than 6 million albums, which went gold 14 times and platinum all of 6 times.

Die Prinzen also endorse social and political causes: by campaigning against racism and rightwing violence, by donating money to the tumour center in Dessau and to a foundation for seriously ill children, by playing at numerous benefit shows and by supporting a number of local projects.  They received many awards, among them the award „Against Forgetting—For Democracy.“

Their 2020 tour was postponed by a year. In the meantime the Prinzen have been working on new songs.

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