Located in Berlin, Germany, the 17 Hippies began in 1995 like a trio playing the in any other case unlikely mixture of Cajun and Baroque music. Steadily, they extended their line-up and finally finished up as an orchestra comprising twenty, sometimes actually thirty musicians. Via differing backgrounds like rock and roll, jazz and traditional music, the music group members assimilated just about any musical design available and combined all this into their personal unique sound. Therefore, they feel similarly in the home whether playing at boisterous wedding ceremony parties or within the chamber music space. Appearances in the renown SXSW event in Austin, Tx in 1998 or the simultaneous launch of CDs in French, German and Italian within the particular countries in 1999 all added to the developing global trustworthiness of this ensemble of globe citizens. The music group also pursued additional projects like the release of the publication of music for kids (1999) as well as the soundtrack for the Andreas Dresen film Halbe Treppe (British name: Grillpoint) (2002) which received a prize in the 2002 Berlinale, the renown Berlin film event, and is among the shows of post-reunification German movie theater.