Great honor for Frankfurt musician and producer Moses Pelham. He was awarded the Goethe Plaque of the city of Frankfurt on Monday. Mayor Peter Feldmann presented the artist with the award, which he said he richly deserved. After all, he said, Pelham had significantly raised Frankfurt's cultural profile with his art. His latest album is entitled "Herz" (Heart) and is considered a tribute to his hometown on the Main and to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
The Goethe Plaque is awarded annually. A jury of magistrates decides on its award. It can be awarded to poets, writers, artists and scientists and other personalities of cultural life who are worthy by "their creative work of a tribute dedicated to the memory of Goethe". Before 46-year-old Moses Pelham, literary critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki, philosopher and composer Theodor W. Adorno (1963) or DJ Sven Väth (2015), among others, already accepted the Goethe plaque.
"I am completely touched to receive this wonderful honor of my city, which is also named after its greatest. That what my comrades-in-arms and I spend our lives doing does not go unnoticed on this level, is not nothing, is good for the heart, a gift and an encouragement to continue our work - even when things get difficult again," Moses Pelham said at the ceremony.
Moses Pelham was born in Frankfurt in 1971. He rose to fame across Germany in the early 1990s with his debut album "Direkt aus Rödelheim", which he released under the label Rödelheim Hartreim Projekt. Pelham also works as a producer, has made artists like Sabrina Setlur and Xavier Naidoo big.
You can also find more info on Moses Pelham at: