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A voice in the ‘keller: Leipzig & Oi!

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What do Oi! and punk music mean to Leipzigers? Our music writer shares his experience and insights attending a festival this month. (Photo: public domain)

“Any genre of music named after a one-syllable grunt is not trying to be clever. The objective of Oi! is purely visceral, to be a soundtrack to a pressure release.”

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Meet Germany’s first ParaCheer team

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Cheerleading jumps into the present with the inclusion of ParaCheer – and Leipzig comes out at the forefront. Learn more about the local team and how you can help them get to a competition in Orlando, Florida.

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Book Fair: around the world in four days

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Spring time, Book Fair Time, when the city becomes the literary globe in miniature. No planes, no ships needed – the world cruise can be undertaken in four days, on foot, by bike, by tram.

“Returning cranes traverse the bleak skies with molecules of south rainbow on their wings – and new stories of their travels.” Novelist Svetlana Lavockina shares her itinerary for the Leipziger Buchmesse.

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Camera: noise against the system

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The guys from Camera. (Photo credit: Ford Transit Camera)

Camera have made a name for themselves playing spontaneous concerts on the streets of Berlin, with some having dubbed these DIY performances “guerilla concerts.” They’re coming to UT Connewitz on 4 March. To get to know them a bit, read this interview.

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Following yonder star: Owl-Eye-Ring

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Owl-Eye-Ring. Credit: Joshua Reel

“The rocker without a band. The cellist in search of fun. The vocalist with all the stage. The sideman without a spotlight. Touring together to show their other sides.” Owl-Eye-Ring at Noch Besser Leben, 1 March. Read the interview and insights by Adam Carrington.

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Capturing Torpus & The Art Directors

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Hamburg quintet Torpus & The Art Directors gave a “very musically rich” performance at Leipzig’s WERK 2 earlier this month, and Erik Braga was there to listen, photograph and write.

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