‘Deutschlandjahr USA’: German Reeperbahn Festival Goes To Los Angeles

Reeperbahn Festival
Florian Trykowski
– Reeperbahn Festival
The 13th edition just went down in Hamburg, Germany, Sept. 19-22

From Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, Reeperbahn Festival is going to visit Los Angeles, CA, on the occasion of “Deutschlandjahr USA”, an initiative of Germany’s foreign office. The aim is to strengthen the music business ties between Europe and North America.
In cooperation with the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF) and the German Publisher Association DMV, the organizers of Reeperbahn Festival will host keynotes and curated one-on-one-meetings for music publishing, recording and live music business, Nov. 1-2 at Navel in Downtown LA.
The main issues of import and export for both markets will be discussed on an executive level. Business professionals that want to participate in what is only the first part of a so-called Sequencer Tour, can contact the Reeperbahn Festival team at [email protected]
The music matchmaking is accompanied by an internationally staffed Reeperbahn Festival showcase, Nov. 1, at Zebulon. The line-up will be published at the beginning of October. 
What is more, “It Started In Hamburg”, the exhibition by visual artist Klaus Voormann, who designed several Beatles album covers, is also coming to LA.
The exhibition  celebrated its premiere in Hamburg this week at Reeperbahn Festival. Voormann will display numerous of his graphic works at the Artspace Navel, bringing together two major stations of his life: Hamburg and Los Angeles.
As part of the Sequencer Tour Reeperbahn Festival and its partners re:publica and next media accelerator are hosting a total of five events in Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Detroit and Austin, starting in October. 
In the course of the so-called Deutschlandjahr USA many transatlantic projects, events and workshops will take place in the US for one year. The initiative is sponsored by the Federal Foreign Office, realised by the Goethe Institute and supported by the Confederation of German Industries BDI.