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Germaid Ponge

Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany

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Overview

  • 17 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German; learning French
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Singer & Songwriter, Vocal Coach, Te...
  • Master Degrees in: Cultural Studies,...
  • From born in Lüneburg, raised in Hildesheim, now living in Hannove
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

planning new travels...

ABOUT ME

Hi Folks!

I'm Germaid, a German Folk Musician looking for HOSTS organizing HOUSE CONCERTS all over Europe. I am singing folk songs in German, English, French, Finish, Swedish, Dutch or any other language I like!

I am going to be on a big music tour through Europe this summer. My summer tour 2014 is called "I pack my bags and take with me...€œ" - ... it's the name of an old german kids game. The rules are easy. You say what you put in your holiday bag. Then your friend says, what he puts in the bag. But he also has to repeat, what you've already put in. And so on. Until one can't remember anymore what's already in the bag.

I am going to start my tour with a bunch of originals and German, English, American folksongs. Mostly I'm going to play gigs on the principle of HOUSE CONCERTS. I am going to learn at least one new folksong in the particular language of the country I am travelling too. I'm going to take all this songs to the next country. This is how I want to carry different culture across Europe - only with my voice and my guitar. In that way it will be possible to hear a Finnish folk song, with a German dialect, about the long winter in Lapland while joining a HOUSE CONCERT in sunny Bilbao in the North of Spain. In the end of my tour, there will be a varied program full of new songs and stories out of different countries of Europe - and for sure in a large variety of languages.

This is what a HOUSE CONCERT looks like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8n2zXLS2nM

Also check out this pages:

http://www.youtube.com/germaidmusik

http://www.youtube.com/germaidundclara

http://www.germaid.de/

PHILOSOPHY

Be cheeky and wild and wonderful! (Pippi Långstrump)

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose... (Kris Kristofferson - sang by Janis Joplin)

When an honest man discovers he is mistaken, he will either cease being mistaken, or cease being honest. (Anonym)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I would love to play house concerts all over Europe. If you invite me I could sing for you and play your favourite song... and if you have kids... I love playing hide & seek! ;-)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I just came back from my first cs-house concert tour from Scandinavia... it was a short but very intense trip. I've met so many nice, kind and warm cs-people. I don't wanne pick out one experience. They were all so special in their own way...

Interests

music, theatre, culture, philosophy, art, Yoga & Meditation, breathing, dancing, dreaming at night, fulfill dreams at daytime, trying to stop thinking...

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Folk such as Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Ryan Adams, KT Tunstall... Scandinavian Singer & Songwriter and Folk Music Balkan & Gypsy Cuban Music Indian Raga Music Blues & Boogie Chanson - also German singers like: Hilde Knef, Marlene Dietrich...

Books: When Nietzsche Wept, Siddhartha (H. Hesse), The Power of Now (E. Tolle)... Rilke... Walter Moehrs... Astrid Lindgren

Movies: Matrix Trilogy, Pocahontas, The Little Mermaid (lot's of Disney), Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Quentin Tarantino Movies, A pieceful Warrior, Little Buddha

One Amazing Thing I've Done

In 2007 I went on a trip from Vancouver to Las Vegas with the Greyhound bus. I had no apartment neither in Vancouver (where I lived at this time) nor in Germany. I did a lot of busking and playing music in hostels. This was the most amazing trip I've ever did in my life... so far! And I met the brother of Jimi Hendrix @ Jimi's Graveyard in Seattle. Somehow he was quite flirty.. ; )

Last year I fulfilled my childhood dream and bought me a van to explore Europe and to play and sing all over the continent... So, let's get the next adventure started!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can give you a vocal lesson, or show you some chords on the guitar... I could sing and play theatre with your kids... ; )

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Germany

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