Germany’s and France’s foreign ministers, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Bernard Kouchner, have joined the artist Muhabett recording a song called “Deutschland”. You can watch a video clip of the two ministers singing at this link: http://www.germany.info/relaunch/politics/new/pol_steinmeier_kouchner_turkish_berlin_11_2007.html
Well… to be honest, I can’t quite discern the gentlemen’s voices, even though I can see their mouths move.
The recording is to encourage young immigrants in Germany to integrate into the country and learn German, as well as for Germans to open up to people from other cultures, we are told.
I am now very eagerly awaiting the logical follow-up: a song titled “France” where messrs Steinmeier and Kouchner sing to encourage Monsieur Kouchner’s countrymen to open up to people from other cultures, and even learn any other language than French.
If one miracle can happen, then so can the other, I like to believe.