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From Soundtrack of the Reunification to the Celebration of Germanness: Paul van Dyk and Peter Heppner’s “Wir sind Wir” as National Trance Anthem

Schiller, Melanie; Ahlers, Michael; Jacke, Christoph;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Routledge
Abstract
On October 3, 2005 Germany celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of the nation’s reunification. The festivities took place in Potsdam, where Berlin’s trance starDJ Paul van Dyk and singer Peter Heppner were the very first popular music artists invited to perform their song ‘Wir sind Wir – Ein Deutschlandlied’ (We Are We or We Are Who We Are) during the official ceremony. The version performed in the context of the official ceremonial act was a classical interpretation in collaboration with the Deutsche Filmorchester Babelsberg, which eventually granted the song an additional aura of authenticity and state approved high culture. The original version of the song, w...
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