The Bremen Immigrant Orchestra

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Albums

Home Away From Home

Label: Jaro Medien - JARO 4273-2
Distribution in France: Abeille Musique
Release date: February 22, 2007

A project such as this one, featuring eleven musicians from nine nations, raises a lot of musical questions. What can any person from one culture contribute to the repertoire of any other? The concept of the Immigranten Orchester is to maintain traditions on the one hand while simultaneously developing a new musical repertoire together on the other.

Most of the titles are the musicians’ own compositions. New stylistic elements have been added to traditional themes, and new lyrics written – resulting in something that is new and yet seemingly familiar to us.

As far as this is concerned, the Bremer Stadtimmigranten Orchester is a futuristic model for a multicultural society. The German language and German culture serve the causes of international understanding here rather than those of world domination. And a good thing too, because understanding takes mutual respect for granted.

The Bremen Immigrant Orchestra - Home Away From Home