Rock for Peace (January 1986)
With the state-sponsored music festival "Rock for Peace," which was held annually from 1982 to 1987, SED youth functionaries and the rock scene arrived at an arrangement based on the lowest common denominator: anxiety about survival in the face of a possible nuclear war. Because the festival quickly devolved into an empty ritual filled with conformist political songs and forced ceremonies, more and more East German bands refused to participate. This photograph shows Tamara Danz, a member of the rock band “Silly,” during the 1986 festival, which was held in East Berlin's Palace of the Republic. Photo by Manfred Uhlenlaut.
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