December 24, 2004 6:03 PM   Subscribe

Wladimir Kaminer represents an emerging Russo-German culture. He is a DJ spinning Russian wild ska-punk club music, he is a radio talk-show host, the author of several best-selling books depicting the life of Russian immigrants in Germany, and a sort of good-humored emblem of the emerging hybrid culture of Berlin. In a fascinating interview, he reveals post Soviet Russia, and Russian lives and literature in the West; you can read his stories, Paris Lost, and Animal Transport, and the usual overview of his works and of his significance, in the NYT Books section.
posted by semmi (5 comments total)
Kaminer's musical and cultural sensibility reminds me of the electronic-gypsy-punk-dancehall-disco-radical-transglobal spinnings of DJ Hutz (sorry, don't know how to do the ASCII umlaut), also known as the lead man in NY-based Gogol Bordello. There's got to be a name for the genre. I just don't know what it is yet.
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 8:15 PM on December 24, 2004

There's got to be a name for the genre. I just don't know what it is yet.

How 'bout "Teutonica"?

/as you were
posted by Alt F4 at 9:58 PM on December 24, 2004

Ain't it called russendisko?
posted by Tomatillo at 11:00 PM on December 24, 2004

Tomatillo, that's a cool site- thanks!
posted by small_ruminant at 12:50 AM on December 25, 2004

The Soul of Black Country? Well shit man, I'll be darned.
posted by euphorb at 6:36 PM on December 25, 2004

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