It's been 10 years since the homeland songs from Germany with immigrant folklore roused the audience to a standing ovation at the Komische Oper's premiere. They played music that felt like it had always existed in this country. During this time, the constantly reassembled ensemble traveled a total of almost 20,000 kilometers across Germany.
To date, more than 600 artists have taken the stage and provided enthusiastically celebrated concerts on more than 20 major theater and opera stages. Today they are returning to their homeland. On stage - as at their first appearance - are musicians who are rooted in Berlin and belong to the nations that were separated from the GDR and the Federal Republic of Germany as part of reciprocity agreements in the 1950s, 60s and were invited to Germany in the 1970s.
In their respective choirs and ensembles, they perform at the highest level and with the greatest passion the songs that they bring with them to Germany from their homeland or that of their parents: Cameroonian Bamileke from Augsburg, Cuban Son, Vietnamese Quan-Ho singing (UNESCO World Heritage Site) , Serbian ethnomusic, Moroccan Gnawa, Turkish folklore, Portuguese Fado and Korean choral singing from Berlin.