In My View: Leon | BERLIN GLOBAL

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Originating in the Bronx in New York City, the musical genre hip hop would also play an important role in Berlin in the 1980s and 1990s – both in the West and in the East. While German-Turkish youths developed the genre in West Berlin youth centres, hip hop in East Berlin became a means for musicians to seek free spaces against the backdrop of the GDR regime.

In this video, high school student Leon Hölzl introduces the hip hop station at BERLIN GLOBAL. A music lover, Hölzl is fascinated by the historical events surrounding hip hop in divided Berlin as well as the original objects from Berlin DJs and bands.


In our series “BERLIN GLOBAL: In my View” we present personal perspectives on the Berlin exhibition at the Humboldt Forum.