Part I: In Berlin, June 21 doubles as both the Summer Solstice and as the city’s unofficial music day. In some neighborhoods bands and independent musicians play in corners and along cobblestone streets. In other neighborhoods, bands play live or recorded music from inside their apartments. This audio portrait profiles Wrangelstr., the heart of the Wrangelkiez (my neighborhood) in Berlin’s popular Kreuzberg district. Regardless of the source, it’s a lively way to welcome summer after yet another harsh winter.
Part II: More sounds from the Wrangelkiez Block Party on the Summer Solstice (2011).
Post by John Arroyo.