Lesson 8: Germany

This week we’re going to Germany…hurrah! Okay, so Germany had what one could only most, most generously describe as “a complicated 20th century,” but this season we’ve chosen to focus more on the genres of music from each of our Western European countries than on each nation’s history. So, let’s celebrate the many positive elements of German society by learning about its music…which, as we’ll see, is complicated enough.

GERMAN MUSIC: Oh, oh, oh, so much music.

Schuhplattler: A shoe-slapping dance from Bavaria.

Wacken Open Air: Learn how to headbang, even if you’re a toddler. (Especially if you’re a toddler.)

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