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who's going to jordan so here comes the wealth of bio diversity sacrificed on a profit in 60 minutes on d w. i'm not laughing at the germans because sometimes i am but they said nothing with me but i mean i think deep into the german culture i. knew to keep his grandmother yeah. it's all about who they know i'm rachel joins me from egypt on the gulf coast. i just discovered what i think is the ultimate summer experience swimming down the mighty rhine in basel switzerland certainly not i'm just a. summer
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slump not on arts 21 while everyone is out week set out to and i reporters have made so many fascinating discoveries along the way we've met exciting deeble. great talents. and great heroes. all the way from buy a boy to south africa. our grimm's tour of arts on water and land. sometimes this is. 1st my 1st time swimming in a major waterway in the middle of
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a city i can't wait but 1st i want to find out a bit more about this urban reverse swimming trend. the rhine in basel or father ryan as it's often called in german is the specially popular for urban swimming from its source high up and it flows through half of europe river swimming has a long tradition here but being more used to pools and lakes it's quite an adventure for me in this sweltering summer people are talking about the concept of urban swimming in all over europe and as a former swimmer myself of course i'm fascinated by this concept because i've never really done it. sure is here everyone seems to be doing it. fearlessly into the chilly 20 degree current even with kids in tow they kind of swim downstream to emerge from the water as if we born right. you shouldn't underestimate it a river isn't like
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a lake. and the current can be pretty scary especially the. how do you feel before your 1st run swim. excited yeah a little. i decided to take a quick detour to architecture museum to see swim city the 1st ever exhibition on urban swimming. as you can see basel has a lot of water all throughout the city and the swiss are very very proud of their tradition of urban river swimming so much so that they found it worthy of a museum exhibition. this is where i meet the curator average urban river swimmer and a champion of this burgeoning trend and no you actually have people from all walks of life who do this all generations all social strata and this becomes maybe the most inclusive public space of balls and it's a very interesting way to be in the city but actually to understand. the city is
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part of a larger environment but in switzerland is very dominated by a geography. so urban swimming is about more than just cooling off and having fun in the current climate of the city sell offs and speculative investments is actually a political tactic. it is it is really about reclaiming the city as your as your home as your environment this is we're living in this this time where international investment groups take possession of urban spaces and the center is the most this is the most attractive area so local people go to gentrified and other areas and this is the backwash andreas ruby shows me examples from switzerland and elsewhere that proves urban swimming is an international trend and where people are hopping into the water already they're planning river pools in new york brussels paris or london every
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city needs a good swimming hole. in my hometown of berlin the cost was launched a few years ago a competition in the name of a pay as a 2025 the cleaned up water alongside the historic museum island will be freely accessible a swimmer's dream but 1st some tips for remembering from the house and to seen from the outside it looks like there's a lot of action on the river on hot summer days but if you're in the river it's like when you're driving a car on traffic. then you understand that they're going that way on that side and that's the bike lane then. there's an order to it. so just by chipping in tanker traffic everyone sticks to the rules high time for me to take the plunge so 1st i have to plan my strategy how i'm going to swim down the rhine this is where i'm starting at the shrouds by the book in front of the tank lead museum and then on set. to stay in this green zone all the way around and this is
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of course what makes me nervous this is the danger zone where all the shipping traffic is. an essential part of river swimming in. a little bit extra sunscreen and now i'm going to pack my. fish. is a waterproof bag if you roll it down 7 times otherwise the water gets in let's hope it works. but it. takes your marks get set go into the waters of the rhine. it takes about 25 minutes to swim and float the 3 kilometers downstream you can
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catch the current rather than the. urban swimming is part of everyday life in switzerland and it's a truly democratic activity the strong current is a challenge on the ghetto but an exhilarating one and quickly i meet 3 kindred spirits. tell me where you're from and is this your 1st time swimming in the right that is 1st time for all the states new mexico and california. people around here and just for exploring. the city shimmering in the heat looks like a film from here and i'm feeling like one of the rhine maidens from opera urban river swimming takes a lot of boxes or romance environmentally friendly an age old tradition and just plain cool. several trips down the river i am really grateful for the sunshine because i'm actually frozen. at my job i can hardly speak but it's an absolutely
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wonderful experience and i think i've been bitten by this bug i'm going to have to check off all the other swimmable rivers in switzerland and possibly everywhere else on the ground in the sea state you know. it's not easy to leave the rhine in basel behind. you the easiest way where it's so easy to go with the flow and to sometimes simply leave the blur of the daily grind behind it's just. something new to kiss is just something to. eat. eat eat eat eat. eat eat. eat eat eat eat eat eat eat eat eat eat. germany's oldest music festival since $876.00 it's been the dream of all wagner
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fans to visit the legendary hall greenhill. i've been coming here for 30 years and i'm still captivated by wagner's musical dramas this year my personal highlight was meeting the heroic tenor or helping terry ergo fellow stephen stephen gold he's one of the most sought after wagner singers in the world even after all these years by roy still remains a magical place for him. but gives me these magical moments when you discover something especially in wagner singing that you probably could never have discovered anywhere else. he. gave. this year he's singing a new production of time. i was a little skeptic sometimes when a new concept was presented to me but i was just really. i have to say
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within just one day of being here i was totally convinced. it's a multimedia production and very demanding for gold. toys it was the 1st role he sang and by a voice in 2004 his warm voice and commanding presence immediately won over audiences and critics alike my 1st year here of course i was just terrified to be almost completely terrified no matter how much experience you have as a singer the 1st time you're here at this temple. you will have nervousness and things like. the fact that gould performs about mary and heroes and by right it all is a small miracle. for years he toured the u.s. in the musical phantom of the opera he was also using incorrect technique until a music teacher suggested he try the more taxing german works as
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a health and tenor use. so can you explain what is ahead of time a dramatic verity tenor has to have those beautiful just round hole this bay is cause sees that they can just hold for other helden tenor might need those notes but they're produced more with steel that cuts through the orchestra and then you put on top of that you have to have insurance. in 2006 gould was able to showcase his insurance when the late night his daughter katina cast him as if lead in a new production of the ring cycle. i knew. was i eat. too many singers today are pushed into their big wagnerian rolls in their twenties if you sing zeke street at the age
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of 28 i can guarantee you one thing you won't be singing anything by the time you're $38.00 it's just wrong. the problem today is everyone wants their their heroes to be young and vibrant and look like brad pitt in his early days but you have to give the voice time to develop. the tenor was over 40 the 1st time he sang in 08 and by white he initially underestimated the colossal role but this didn't seem to travel experience festival director full time. for me wagner was really. one of the great influences of my life when i was doing was it treats you know i think he he saw one day that i looked like i was about to go under he patted my knee and he just started telling me stories stories of all the great tennis and
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that's when i realized this was his way of telling me every one of the great tenors were not was not a great sea treat the 1st time. it's a z. crete isn't and victor long. i you work for the grandson of the composer and the grand granddaughter recovery you know so how was your experience was she wanted me for for the tristan project and i was very adamant that i needed to do it the right way this time. to restore is the bag number opus 400 ton and we see all the different manifestations of his relationship with ease although materialize on the stage for us.
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is some bucknor fans objected to the restrained psychological interpretation of the tragic love between tristan and isolde but this role became steven gould's greatest success. this year he's in the spotlight with the new toys a production that opened the 21000 by white festival. i. his favorite scene is when tom has a goes to rome to ask forgiveness of the pope in vain. that's a dream moment to to sing and to play because you can you can let all of the heartache all of the pain come out through that. in the current production tunnel as it is part of a wild anarchic group that celebrates sexual expression and demands complete
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freedom in the arts. it was clear right from the very beginning when you were doing the staging that i needed to rethink that and tried to come up with something less . angry and completely defeated it's a way of looking up myself. as serious and yet i part of our christian group is i'm i'm i'm a cloud. i come out as a cloud. stephen gold stays curious even after hundreds of performances he keeps finding new ways to interpret progress classic characters it was wonderful meeting him and watching him on stage even more so hopefully he'll be back again next year.
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either back at the home to the congo music festival. this year so that because boccia been a string orchestra performs use of haydn's. mass for troubled times with a quiet from austria. this might be the 1st time many of the young musicians from south africa visit europe but they're already very familiar with the continent's classical music i
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think it's a beautiful because i love the way. european people are just. very they're very serious about. the music and the beauty of music as well so i love it african music is. playing it's find it has that rhythm where classical music is like you have to mean can you are in control of the piece in expressing their emotions even more when you're playing and when you're playing a small piece and let live thing you're sad for no reason or whatever bummed you out and then you play a small piece and slow testicles so that. brings out that frustration or for me. rehearsal for their concert long book to freedom its program included anti-apartheid songs.
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many are here today thanks to the mongo home string program. founded under the lead of peter guy in 1998 this initiative supports young aspiring musicians from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. the orchestra really just if i can say the public face of the program so i always associate the 2 sort of hand in glove as we would say. the future of the program meets the future of the orchestra of course. eat eat. eat eat eat was the long walk to freedom also pay tribute to south africa's 1st black president the
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anti-apartheid revolutionary nelson mandela who sort of biography best the same title the the. the community of i'm a human but because she states of the basic idea was to tell the story of apartheid being overcome in a musical way. mr king. this is a big i was thinking about the moving antiapartheid songs and thought that they would work extremely well with parts of haydn's mass. it's a myth of a bin. the talented youths are full of passion and exuberance no matter the genre they perform . the possibility string orchestra has to europe many times before and they always bring along fun and familiar tunes as well. one of them is past. it's been a huge international effort pop success ever since of african star marian mccabe
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stormed the charts with it and $967.00. aside from enjoying their travels the young musicians also see themselves as cultural ambassadors. different people learn a new language when you're really fun and a bit experimental and a bit hard. i guess i can just say it's been a wonderful trip or rollercoaster. and at the center of it all nelson mandela and broome fontayne some 400 kilometers southwest of johannesburg a statue commemorates his life work. apartheid officially ended in south africa a quarter of a century ago 994 get somewhere inside have yet to be healed music projects like these can help overcome painful divides. the african national congress or any and
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c. was founded in the township of mongol whom poverty and segregation are still an issue . to free says he music on houses the mungo string program in the wealthiest city center. that. over 500 children have lent violin viola cello or double bass here since 998 the program receives funding from the state as well as private donations money from europe and the us. peter guy is very proud of the program's development and how the students have progressed so many more children now have access to learning a string instrument you know in the bad days of apartheid the government would tell
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you what you could learn then what instrument you could play and what your interests were so i mean just the fact that we could introduce string instruments to young people who've never had the chance i was obviously a big a big success. came from the children's families pan attendance fear of a 1000 runs some 60 euros a year and this includes classes transportation and a borrowing fee for the instruments the rates are set low yet some families still struggle to afford them. come home we're told he is a former music on pupil now she's become a teacher that. the 19 year old is possibly born free generation the 1st to be born in the post apartheid era she thinks of africa today is not quite what mandela had worked for. i feel like i'm inventing the sometimes where i feel like our friend. but then sometimes i get so interested like ok i want to know
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this i mean if it wasn't for him i wouldn't be here i feel like now someone then i wouldn't be proud of the south africa we are today crying and. standing and it's too much crime makes it unsafe for children to travel to peace a guy has board buses for the project sometimes he drives them himself. transport is a big issue for us because unlike a lot of places in the rest the world the transport here there isn't a reliable safe and unsafe inexpensive public transport so i realized early on that if we can provide the transport that a lot of a lot more children will have access to music to us and so we either bring the children to us after school hours or we go to the children and their schools and where we where the schools will allow us to teach in the morning then obviously we
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travel to those places so it's so transport is a real key part. once a week some of the teachers travel north defeated for some 300 kilometers away the idea is to spread the concept to other regions and directly with local schools. you . live. here on the outskirts of freedom is where cutler. lives the viola player from the budget a string orchestra. he lives here with his mother sisters and his niece. oh are. they enjoyed hearing could. he started learning 4 years ago and practices 4 hours
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a day to hone his toddler 2 2 2. i've heard this outside on most days because i feel like for me. it doesn't strike me that much as when i'm protesting inside the house because you have a baby and then she'll be playing and sometimes you have relatives then you want to play tennis so it's really. it's. coming from japan from the inside and inside of. course it's special but it as long as people see this is something. unusual but i think we know we still live in an abnormal society place. nelson mandela once said everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they did.
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this whole concept speaks to that sentiment quite well thank. you and that was march 21 on sure see you next time and bye bye.
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