Do you speak Kölsch? Gerd Köster and Arno Steffen find themselves knee-deep in Kölsch - the dialect of Cologne

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Do you speak Kölsch? Gerd Köster and Arno Steffen find themselves knee-deep in Kölsch - the dialect of Cologne


In Kölsch dialect

Kölsch

When “Das Herz der Kölner – Eine Sprachcollage aus echt kölschen Tönen” [“The Heart of the Cologners – A Linguistic Collage of Authentic Kölsch Sounds”] was published at the beginning of the 1990s, another Cologne was revealed that exists in parallel with the one of narcissistic (half) truths. A Cologne that is at once funny and raw, dirty and warm. Gerd Köster and Arno Steffen are looking for Cologne dialect – real and fake – in old texts, songs, traditional humorous Krätzer narratives and among their own acquaintances. What they discover is that all that glitters is not Kölsch.
Gerd Köster was the singer in “Schroeder Roadshow” and the front man and songwriter for “The Piano Has Been Drinking”. Since 1996 he’s been performing with Frank Hocker – in real Kölsch dialect. Köster also performs public readings and narrates audiobooks. Arno Steffen began his Kölsch word career in 1978 as a lyricist for Zeltinger Band. His compositions for the band included “Müngersdorfer Stadion”. Then came the legendary band L.S.E. with Rolf Lammers and Tommy Engel. Steffen composes film scores and performs with his band and Kölsch lyrics.

  • Thursday 12 March

    Thursday
    12. March 2020
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Arno Steffen

Arno Steffen was born in Cologne in 1953 and grew up there. He has…

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Gerd Köster

Born in 1957, Gerd Köster started his career in 1979 as singer of the …

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