November 2015

World Beat Train

„World Beat Train“ – Riding the tracks never been more true

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9 Years of World Beat Party climaxed in a World Beat Train and it was nearly full moon

Bonn, never the less it just USED to be capital of Germany, is very international. Every country left someone here and now with the UN in town and a lot of international NGO’s this did not become less. Not to mention 33000 students from all over the world.

So no wonder the World Beat Party organised by Taxi MunDJal MusiX is giving the town international tunes for allready 9 years now, climaxing in a World Beat Train last friday.

We all now the atmosphere of beeing on a ship on our river Rhine, cruising and dancing, but most of us never been on a train cruising and dancing.

Similarities? Well….both bring along…once your on it is hard to get of and it is a closed community for the matter of time. But, a ship does move slowly and consistant, a train a-and decellerates for about 200 time on a track of 3 hours or roughly 50 km. Makes you want to move the dancing feed and maybe grab on something or someone for stability. And, unfortunatly, there is no railing you can drop your beerish water, you have to wait for the toilet stops…makes you dance more. No one peed himherself…more stops next time. Great time:) Thank you Darius Darek and Ali T for the tunes that made the train bump.

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Werner and Martin, taking care of driving the train and providing toilet acess on the stops have been cooler then cool,… well very warm, funny and helping. Thank you guys and the SWB for making that possible and that we have been allowed to have a Früh drink on the train:)


Fat Freddy’s Drop Ing Beats and Vibes

Yesterday morning it was early, very early, cold and no one expected the evening to end with Fat Freddy’s Drop

But then, on the way to the aktionspotenzial shooting they mentioned at Funkhaus Europa

„Two tickets for Fat Freddy’s Drop in Muenster to win,…call…“

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For the first time in life I called, left my name and 5 minutes later, just arriving at the shooting location they stated „no more calling, Jo Hempel did win the two tickets“  Damn!!!!!!!!!!!:)

…shooting and then Muenster and today waking up at 5 again…DAMN. But as Annika said „this has to be“ so it has been:)

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It was a blast!!!! Slowley and wise Fat Freddy’s Drop brought all their energy from up under down to us and the bass made the floor vibrate, the voice made you wish to sit by the campfire, the wind instruments good crazy,…more and more and in the end no one did what to let them leave the stage…

I want to love – I don’t want to fight – it feels so good if you are skaning with me

Thank you for the music Fat Freddy’s Drop!!!!!

Thank you for the tickets Funkhaus Europa!!!!!!!

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Grafitti inside the remains of the Karl Lagerfeld exhibition

at the well know Bundes Kunst und Ausstellungshalle Bonn, best thing to do with the remains of fashion, crossing it. Transforming it into the BundeskunstHALLOFFAME.

9 days of constant spraying and interactive instalations…art evolving…art? or vandalism? Two masked artists spraying over their own visual screens. An other accolade for the dirty brother? BeuysDontCry, enjoy the streets. Enjoy anyway, because it definitly gives the dignified exhibition hall an other flavor and for shure there is good work to see..curious how it will look on the 29th. of november…when the exhibtion is ready at finissage time.