Anniversary concert > 20 years of EMBRYO > 30 musicians > all five continents > a grandiose audible artifact!
HAPPY TWENTIES, EMBRYO
by Joachim Ernst Berendt in1989
When EMBRYO gave themselves their name in 1968/69 World Music was itself still an embryo. In the meantime both EMBRYO and World Music have become produktive: quite an unusual state for an embryo. World Music has developed into music for the whole world. And more than 300 musicians have performed with EMBRYO - even DISSIDENTEN - and all of them have been permanently influenced by EMBRYO and world music.
Groups usually only exist for a few years. Twenty years in the live of a group is much more than twenty years in the live of human being. Twenty years of EMBRYO can be compared to a mountain from which you can see varied landscapes: the protest of the Sixties, the hard work of the Seventies, the freedom of the Eighties and maybe the wisdom of the Nineties, too. And of course many countries can be seen from EMBRYO mountain: from Arab to Black Afrika, the Near East, the USA, frrom Eastern Europe to India - the whole world.