Poem No. 25: Song -“Solidarity” (Solidarität) by Bertolt Brecht (1898 – 1957)

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Lyrics:

Music by Hanns Eisler; Text by Bertolt Brecht

Peoples of the world, together
Join to serve the common cause!
So it feeds us all for ever
See to it that it’s now yours.

Forward, without forgetting
Where our strength can be seen now to be!
When starving or when eating
Forward, not forgetting
Our solidarity!

Black or white or brown or yellow
Leave your old disputes behind.
Once start talking with your fellow
Men, you’ll soon be of one mind.

Forward, without forgetting
Where our strength can be seen now to be!
When starving or when eating
Forward, not forgetting
Our solidarity!

If we want to make this certain
We’ll need you and your support.
It’s yourselves you’ll be deserting
if you rat your own sort.

Forward, without forgetting
Where our strength can be seen now to be!
When starving or when eating
Forward, not forgetting
Our solidarity!

All the gang of those who rule us
Hope our quarrels never stop
Helping them to split and fool us
So they can remain on top.

Forward, without forgetting
Where our strength can be seen now to be!
When starving or when eating
Forward, not forgetting
Our solidarity!

Workers of the world, uniting
Thats the way to lose your chains.
Mighty regiments now are fighting
That no tyrrany remains!

Forward, without forgetting
Till the concrete question is hurled
When starving or when eating:
Whose tomorrow is tomorrow?
And whose world is the world? 

For background information in English, please scroll down.


Solidaritätslied

Musik: Hanns Eisler Text: Bertolt Brecht

Vorwärts und nicht vergessen,
worin unsere Stärke besteht!
Beim Hungern und beim Essen, vorwärts nie vergessen:
die Solidarität!

Auf ihr Völker dieser Erde,
einigt euch in diesem Sinn,
daß sie jetzt die eure werde,
und die große Nährerin.

Refrain

Schwarzer, Weißer, Brauner, Gelber!
Endet ihre Schlächterei!
Reden erst die Völker selber,
werden sie schnell einig sein.

Refrain

Wollen wir es schnell erreichen,
brauchen wir noch dich und dich.
Wer im Stich läßt seinesgleichen,
läßt ja nur sich selbst im Stich.

Refrain

Unsre Herrn, wer sie auch seien,
sehen unsre Zwietracht gern,
denn solang sie uns entzweien,
bleiben sie doch unsre Herrn.

Refrain

Proletarier aller Länder,
einigt euch und ihr seid frei.
Eure großen Regimenter brechen jede Tyrannei!

Vorwärts und nicht vergessen und die Frage korrekt gestellt
beim Hungern und beim Essen: Wessen Morgen ist der Morgen?
Wessen Welt ist die Welt?

HINTERGRUND / BACKGROUND

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Poverty in tghe time of the Weimarer Republic

Das Solidaritätslied, geschrieben von Bertolt Brecht, vertont von Hanns Eisler, ist ein Arbeiterlied.

Das Lied ist zwischen 1929 und 1931, vor dem Hintergrund der Weltwirtschaftskrise (1929), dem vergangenen Weltkrieg (1914–1918) und der sozialen Frage für den Film Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt? entstanden. 

Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt? ist ein Filmwerk aus der Zeit der Weimarer Republik, das zum Genre des Proletarischen Films zählt. Es ist eine Mischung aus Spiel-, Dokumentar- und Propagandafilm, angereichert mit Elementen eines Musikfilms. Bertolt Brecht wirkte als Drehbuchautor mit.
Der Film ist unter massivem Zeitdruck, Geldmangel und politischer Repression entstanden. Zwei Szenen wurden sogar zensiert d.h. entfernt.

1. Annie`s illegale Abtreibung, die von Ihren Arbeiter-Sportfreunden bezahlt wurde, die für Annie Geld gesammelt hatten. 

2. Der Aufruf zur Wohnungsbesetzung bzw. zum kollektiven Widerstand gegen Wohnungsräumungen.

Im Jahr 1932 wurde die erste Textversion des Liedes unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher Arbeiterchöre und -sportler uraufgeführt. Rasch verbreitete es sich in den letzten Monaten der Weimarer Republik besonders bei Sportveranstaltungen weiter. Der Urtext beginnt mit den Zeilen: „Kommt heraus aus eurem Loche, das man eine Wohnung nennt / Und nach einer grauen Woche folgt ein rotes Wochenend!“.

ENGLISH:

The solidarity song, which was written by Bertold Brecht and set to music by Hanns Eisler is a workers anthems.

The song was created between 1929 and 1931, against the background of the world economy crisis (1929), following World War I (1914–1918) and the social question of the movie “Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt?” (Kuhle Wampe or: Who owns the world?)

The movie was produced dutring the period of the Weimarer Republic and belongs to the category: Workers Movies. It is a mix of entertainment, documentary and propaganda movie, enriched by musical elements. Brecht participated in this project as scriptwriter. The movie makers had to face a shortage of money, time- and political pressure. 

Two scenes of the movie were even censored (deleted) by the authorties. 1. Annie`s illegal child abortion paid by her sport friends who gathered money to support Annie. 2. The call for collective resistence against eviction respectrively the call for occupying urgently needed low-cost appartments. 

The Weimarer Republic (characterized by a splitted landscape of political parties, democracy criticism, shift to right-wing parties, growing nationalism, radicalism & militarism etc.) and world economy crisis (poverty, mass unemployment, no welfare, no health care, no favorable housing, hurt / humiliation due to loss of WWI and unfair peace arrangements including  huge amounts of reparations to be paid to the winners of WWI etc.) finally resultet in a call for a strong “leader”…who finally came from Austria: Adolf Hitler.

Bildergebnis für weimarer republik wohnen und haushalt

On the signs:

  1. Down with the Blood Dictatorship – The Spartacus Union
  2. Workers be unified.
  3. Against tyranny and anarchy
  4. We fight against each putsch – from the left- and right wing parties
  5. Women and girls use your right for voting on 19th January
  6. For the National Convention…

Postcard No. 17: “HAMBURG” – The Elbphilharmonie – The Temple of Sound…innovative architecture and outstanding acoustics

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“Location, outstanding acoustics and a visionary concert programme.”

The Elbphilharmonie with its impressive glass facade and wave-like rooftop rises up from the former Kaispeicher building on the western tip of the HafenCity. Accommodated inside are two concert halls, a hotel and 45 residential apartments. Between the old warehouse and the glass structure is the Plaza – a public viewing area that extends around the whole building.

“Elphi” belongs to the TOP 5 concert halls worldwide thanks to its outstanding acoustics. After 9 years of construction and investments in the amount of €789 mio. the innovative landmark of the harbor city Hamburg – also called “The Gate to The World” or “Pearl” – was finally completed.

The Location – The Elbphilharmonie is located in the historic Sandtorhafen, which was Hamburg’s old working harbour for centuries. The Kaiserspeicher, Hamburg’s biggest warehouse on the water, was built in 1875. Destroyed in the Second World War, it was then rebuilt and renamed Kaispeicher. Cocoa, tobacco and tea was stored here until the 1990s.

The Plaza – At a height of 37 metres above ground level, the public viewing area offers visitors a spectacular 360° view of the city and harbour. Hamburg citizens, tourists, concertgoers and hotel guests are all welcome to take a stroll along this unique walkway.

The Glass Facade – The defining feature of the Elbphilharmonie: 1,000 curved window panels, tailor-made to capture and reflect the colour of the sky, the sun’s rays, the water and the city, turn the concert hall into a gigantic crystal. The glass facades in the loggias of the apartments and concert foyers are especially striking: with their boldly convex form they resemble huge tuning forks.

The Grand Hall, the heart of the Elbphilharmonie, has seating for 2,150 guests. In contrast to conventional concert halls, the stage is located in the centre of the hall, while the audience is seated on tribunes around the stage. This “vineyard-concept” that was invented by the architects of Herzog & de Meuron, ensures that each guest enjoy a direct view to the stage without any obstacles. Each visitor is seated in a distance of max. 30 m to the conductor. The highest seat  is located 17 metres above the stage. 

The Acoustics – The leading acoustics expert Yasuhisa Toyota faced the challenge to ensure not only top-notch but a superior acoustic experience for Elphi`s guests.
Toyota’s goal for the Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall: the hall should assist the natural acoustics of the music but also be sensitive to electronic sound systems. In this way, audiences can also enjoy rock concerts in the Elbphilharmonie.     

Toyota invented the so called “White Skin” of the concert hall. The White Skin is a surface which consists of 10.000 wall panels. Each single panel is highly customized. The unique design of each panel optimally breaks the sound at the very specific position of the panel. The panels are 35 – 200 mm thick and possess a weight of 150 kg / qm to optimize the acoustics – considering the thumbrule: The bigger the mass, the better the reflection of the sound. The intelligent, sophisticated sound concept  also ensures the optimal reverberant sound time of 2 seconds. Therefore, the guests of the Elbphilharmonie are able to enjoy a very clear, differentiated sound and an amazing 3-dimensional impression.

Among professional musicians, it is said that you are able to hear everything – even all the failures…

The Recital Hall – In contrast to the Grand Hall, the Recital Hall is designed in the classic »shoebox« style. An elegantly milled wooden panelling supplies a perfect acoustic. Both the Grand Hall and the Recital Hall of the Elbphilharmonie are acoustically autonomous spaces that are completely detached from the rest of the building. Massive steel spring elements perfectly buffer the concrete shell of each respective hall from the outside world. No ships’ sirens will ever penetrate these spaces, and not even the sound of a loud trombone ensemble will escape to the outside.

The Kaistudios – Housed in the Kaispeicher warehouse, the Elbphilharmonie’s wide-ranging music education programme offers concerts for children and families, a holiday programme, workshops and more. Many years ago, goods were loaded from ships directly into the warehouse using cargo hatches. Some of the cargo hatches have been now been given a new purpose as balconies, for example, the balcony in Kaistudio 1. A further six Kaistudios complete the music education wing and are used as rehearsal rooms, backstage and foyer rooms, and house for the »World of Instruments«.

The Music – Variety, quality and accessibility are primary criteria by which the Elbphilharmonie measures its musical profile. As a concert hall of the 21st century, engaging in animated dialogues with classical music masterpieces is as much in focus as the discovery of new sounds. The Elbphilharmonie plays host to acclaimed soloists and orchestras from around the world; at the same time, innovative festivals, experimental formats and concert series outside of the traditional classical music programme will break new ground here.

For further information: https://www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/concerts/22-11-2018/

Postcard No. 16: “DUISBURG” – Another Recycled Gasometer = Europe`s Biggest & Most Spectacular Indoor Scuba Diving Centre!

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Hello to all travelers – and in particular scuba diving enthusiasts!

After visiting the Gasometer in Oberhausen, I would like to send you further greetings from the Ruhr area. Let`s make a stopover in Duisburg!

 The City of Duisburg transformed its industrial smelter heritage into a huge recreation park called the “Landscape Park” in Duisburg North. The spectacular highlight of this park is the Gasometer, which serves  as indoor scuba diving centre today. In fact, it is Europe´s biggest leisure but also training scuba diving centre (for professionals like police, military, fire fighters, industrial scuba divers, instructors, special forces etc.).

The diameter of the Gasometer is 45 m and the depth 13 m. The Gasometer contains 21 mio litres sweet water with a varying temperature of 7°C in wintertime and about 26°C in summertime. The visual range can be 25 metres. 

There is a diving school that offers classes for beginners and experienced divers as well as trial lessons and “adventure diving lessons”. Of course, you can rent scuba diving equipement. Additionally, a repair shop offers support. Changing rooms and hot showers are available too.

Diving in an industrial facility is an amazing experience itself. The Gasometer Duisburg North is even topping this unique experience. The Gasometer namely gives home to wrecks of all kind of vehicles, such as different aircraft, various cars, boats & ships, industrial equipement / structures etc.  Scuba diving excursions in the Gasometer are thrilling and sometimes even a bit spooky… You shouldn`t miss this exclusive adventure!

Web: https://www.tauchrevier-gasometer.de/

The “Landscape Park Duisburg” offers gardens, cycling opportunities, outdoor climbing facilities, restaurants & “Biergarten” (beer garden), furnace 5 as viewing platform, concerts and more attractions. During night the industrial complex is enlighted. The very atmosperic industrial leisure park is also very popular among photographers.

As you can see, the Ruhr area – the former centre of Germany`s heavy industry & mining – successfully underwent a makeover and is worth a visit. WELCOME!

Insight No. 7: Awesome Wedding Haka – Family Loyalty & Empathy (Haka auf Hochzeit in Neuseeland – Familienzusammenhalt & Empathie)

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FAMILY LOYALTY & EMPATHY….

Although your 1st impression might tell you that the family of the bride will rip the grooms head off every minute…

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Awesome, powerful HAKA at wedding in  NZ…

Firstly, the short version including translation into English (subtitles);

Secondly, the longer version of the impressive wedding receiption….The mixed couple is accepted by the family.

 

 

Sound of Music No. 8: Aretha is NOT dead…and never will be! (Aretha ist NICHT tot…und wird es niemals sein!)

Film, humor, Movie, Musik

RESPECT…!!!

(Link to the Video, pls. see at the end of the Blog-entry)

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Go for it, Baby! We are all proud of you!

Sound of Music No. 6: “Was wir alleine nicht schaffen” by Xavier Naidoo (What we can’t accomplish alone, Engl. Lyrics)

Musik, Psychologie, psychology, Tipps, Travel

 

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High-Water  in Germany 2013

 

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The Skyscraper Festival Frankfurt a.M. 2013 hosted Castellers de Vilafranca from Barcelona

Familienzusammenhalt

Friends at the beach in Dunen-Cuxhaven 2017

 

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Dragonboat Race, Schluchsee / Black Forrest, Germany 2014

 

Lyrics: “What we aren`t able to accomplish alone, we will achieve working together. “

Others are breaking their back

and there is any progress,

We are at the right time, at the right place

and everything is arranged.

I am so thankful for the company of my Sisters and Brothers every day

and for sensing the real life.

What we aren`t able to accomplish alone,

we will achieve working together.

To do so we don´t need any weapons.

Our weapon is called “our human mind (sanity)”

What we aren`t able to accomplish alone,

we will achieve working together.

But we have to be patient,

then it won´t take a too Long time.

Others feel free to laugh at us.

Nobody is laughing more than we do.

How shall they respond?

We are the Knights with the pink-colored Visor.

A life without you doesn´t make sense

No life, no noise, I would be blind.

What we aren`t able to accomplish alone,
we will achieve working together.
To do so we don´t need any weapons.
Our weapon is called “our human mind (sanity)”

But we have to be patient,

then it won´t take too long.

There is something still ahead

It`s our life that is ahead.

Do you perceive the Vanguard,

the arising buoyancy?

(…and so on)

 

The Official Music Video: