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Reading tour with Markus Kavka and Elmar Giglinger & Guests
On October 26, 2023, Ullstein will have a remarkable release: the first-ever oral history on music television in Germany, called "MTViva loves you!". On a total of 368 pages, this book offers a fascinating and at the same time nostalgic look back at 30 years of German music history, from the 1990s to 2010.
The work was written by two protagonists who had a significant influence on music television in Germany: the moderator and editor Markus Kavka and the former program director of MTV, VIVA Zwei and VIVA TV, Elmar Giglinger. These two music television veterans wrote for "MTViva loves you!" numerous discussions with prominent musicians and moderators from the very beginning. Together they embarked on a unique journey through time, accompanied by greats such as Fettes Brot, Die Ärzte, Scooter, Michael Patrick Kelly, Klaas Heufer-Umlauf, Joko Winterscheidt, Heike Makatsch, Nilz Bokelberg, Mola Adebisi, Die Toten Hosen and many others.
The lively stories, be it in front of or behind the camera, bring the multi-faceted German music video culture back to life.
What already promises a good portion of entertainment in the book becomes even more enjoyable live: In October, Markus Kavka and Elmar Giglinger will be performing "MTViva loves you!", fresh from the press. on her first reading tour. Anyone who has already experienced Markus Kavka's successful reading tour "Markus Kavka reads Depeche Mode" knows that Markus and Elmar will not only read lectures on the upcoming trip.
The audience can expect a reunion with music videos, excerpts and interviews from past programs as well as personal insights into private photo albums. They will certainly also share some new anecdotes from their time with the music stations.
In other words: This event offers a unique, unembellished look behind the scenes of German music television and represents the ideal mix for an entertaining evening full of pop culture. This does not only apply to those generations who have witnessed how MTV with the music video for " Video Killed The Radio Star" has shaped the world of music for decades!