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With their Songs of Gastarbeiter compilations, AYKU documented their parents’ music, which was part of the daily lives of millions of people in this country but remained completely unknown to the broader German public.

Maxim Gorki Theater von außen
Maxim Gorki Theater von außen © visitBerlin, Foto Kristin Buller

They are an important part of the social and economic achievements of this generation whose work is still underrated. Pioneers who used their music toaddress their living and working conditions and were shrewd observers of German society and politics.
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By AYKU (İmran Ayata + Bülent Kullukcu)
Maxim Gorki Theater: Studio Я