The Swiss singer Stephan Eicher and his brother Erich embark on a musical journey to their Yenish origins. The two together will make unexpected findings in the midst of mystical mountains.
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Unerhört Jenisch. The secret of a unique sound
Stephan Eicher always sensed his Yenish roots, even though his parents never addressed the issue. Already at the maturity of his musical career, Stephan and his brother Erich visit the Grison Mountains in Switzerland, a historic Yenish territory.
Amidst the mysticism of the landscape, several voices contribute to the discovery of unexpected knowledge about the Yenish family roots that have a lot to do with Swiss folk music.