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Discover Germany, Issue 51, June 2017 Cover

Discover Germany, Issue 51, June 2017 is out now!

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Y’akoto - A mermaid rising from water to fame

With her expressive, throaty voice, Y’akoto has been compared to great jazz icons such as Nina Simone and Billie Holiday. Now the 29-year-old Ghanaian-German singer has released her third album Mermaid Blues, which is a mixture between blues, neo soul and ambient pop.

At the age of six, Y’akoto used to go to the beach, waiting hours for mermaids to rise from the water. Growing up in the harbour town Tema in Ghana, she, like many other children, believed in this legendary aquatic creature since it was part of African mythologies. For her latest album Mermaid Blues, Y’akoto picked up this childhood memory by delving into this mythology and its depiction in different cultures. “As a child, I was fascinated by the idea of a woman who is half human,...

"2015 will be excellent. […] Tourism worldwide as well as in Germany remains on the growth path. The desire to travel is unbroken."
Dr. Michael Frenzel, President of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Tourismuswirtschaft BTW (Federal Association of the German Tourism Industry)

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A feature about singer @Yakotomusic and chat with German ‘wunderkind’ @FelixFinkbeiner inspire us this month.
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