Siegfried Maeker (DEU)

Siegfried Maeker

Siegfried Maeker (DEU)

Siegfried Maeker (DEU)Siegfried Maeker is an absolute godsend for German Gypsy music. He has promoted this music, especially that of Germany’s Sinti people, since the 1960s. When he started out, Zigeuner (‘Gypsy’) was a snide or worse invective. Siegfried Maeker was massively responsible for making their remarkable music wider known. Concurrently he was helping the musicians to earn a living. Conferring this Honorary RUTH 2019 the jury respectfully and delightedly acknowledges Siegfried Maeker’s half century of cultural achievement.

 

Photo Bernd Kunz