Who was/is Godewind ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more


"Ambassador of the North." ('Hamburger Morgenpost')

According to Godewind, they started very small - with eight listeners. That was 1979, the year in which the first LP was released. "Their 'Plattdütschen Lieder' sounded so new and original, [...] that a record deal was a logical consequence," recalls Jürgen Sauermann, 1979 A&R responsible at Phonogram. "'Moin Moin' followed as the next LP and then the first special Christmas album 'Wiehnacht op't Land'." In 1980 Godewind played for the first time flat German Christmas concerts in North German churches, which developed into a firm tradition in the following years. This was followed by radio and television appearances, which made the group known beyond the country's borders. More than 25 years later the "most beautiful voices of the north" ('Rheinische Post') can look back on more than 30 LPs and CDs as well as 500 own songs. Since 2005 Godewind have been awarded the 'Heinrich-Schmidt-Barrien-Prize'. At the award ceremony in Bremen's Town Hall, Christian Weber, President of the City Council, said: "We pay tribute to those who support the preservation of the Low German language. Godewind is a good example." And laudator Uwe Michelsen of the NDR said, "Godewind raises these praises würkli un dreehaftig allemaal verdeent".

For founding member Larry Evers it is a matter of course to speak Frisian Platt. He is interested in cultivating his own identity. "We all come from Husum, the 'grey city by the sea' as the poet Theodor Storm called it. Our songs are Nordic through and through."


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Various - songwriter in Germany
Vol.3, For whom we sing (3-CD)


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