At the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg

German Team Wins Anchor Rising Music Award

The team is made up of two couples from Dresden.


The German team "Aetna" won the Angkor Award for Young Musicians at the "Reeperbahn" music festival in Hamburg.

"You are not forgotten," Melanie C. said yesterday in Hamburg, describing the team. "You are something very special. You were completely different. It was an impressive performance."

The team, made up of a duo from the eastern city of Dresden, is the first German team to win an international music award since 2016.

The team won the award out of four other nominees for their exceptional vocal performance consisting of a mix of independent and electronic music, a comprehensive package with authenticity in their music, written script and outstanding performance.

During the past three days, the four participating teams (Ivy de Fessere, Aitna, Tuvaband, Suzanne and Arya Zappa) participated in the festival and tried to prove their capabilities before the jury.

Among this year's jury members were the musician Melanie C., music producer Tony Visconti, music journalist Marcus Kafka, and founder of the master music company, Frank Delly.

The award is a good guiding factor for music lovers and producers, and this also includes the nomination process for it, so it can be considered a stepping stone towards an international career in the music field.

The effects of the Corona crisis this year covered the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. It was observed that the participants in the festival complied with the strict rules related to distances and personal hygiene factors. Therefore, the festival was more organized this year due to the small number, as the festival was divided into 20 small and medium-sized places. 300 musical events, since last Wednesday, including 140 concerts, most of which have been streamed online.

The effects of the "Corona" crisis have affected the Reeperbahn Festival this year.

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