My Utopia #38: Mighty Oaks
We spoke with folk band Mighty Oaks at Reeperbahn Festival.
About fear of “the other”, the need for more empathy – and their personal utopia.
Mighty Oaks are an indie/folk rock trio made up of Ian Hooper (US), Claudio Donzelli (Italy) and Craig Saunders (UK). They formed in 2010 and are based in Berlin. In early 2014 they released their first LP, Howl, on Universal Records. The album peaked at No. 10 on the German Billboard chart, with several singles charting as well. They have since released a second LP, Dreamers (2017), and an EP, Storm (2017).
Lemonaid is a social business from the heart of Hamburg. We produce the soft drinks Lemonaid and ChariTea. We support a humane and fair agriculture by using raw ingredients sourced from small-scale farming cooperatives all over the world. What’s more, a fixed amount per bottle sold goes directly towards supporting Lemonaid and ChariTea’s charitable social Projects. This is our contribution towards creating a better world.
FilmFabrique Kollektiv is a network of film-makers based in Hamburg’s Gängeviertel, a quarter run by a collective and dedicated to social and cultural initiatives. Emerging from a protest against the planned demolition of the area, the Gängeviertel is now a defining part of Hamburg’s cultural landscape – and a thriving alternative form of urban development.
Musik: Jahzzar – Room with a view