From German jazz piano extraordinaire, Uli Lenz, the original composition by Mr. Lenz performed live in solo concert on Dec. 12, 2016 at Piano Salon Christophori in Berlin, Germany. With a fast moving, fun tempo, the music was set to pace in the video created by Flying With Red Haircrow Productions and titled, “City to Seaside.”
Uli Lenz is a well renown jazz pianist and musical ambassador from Germany, who has played around the world. In Kenya, he was called “The man who dances on the keys” due to his energetic style and superb skills, having a particularly strong left hand. Lenz is considered a brilliant technician, and has worked with such legendary musicians such as: Victor Jones on drums, Joe Chambers and Horacio El Negro Hernandez, Cecil McBee on bass, Ira Coleman and Ed Schuller, as well as artists such as Steve Grossman, Hannibal Marvin Peterson and François Jeanneau. Discography, biography and “where to buy” links are available at his website http://ulilenz.com/.
In Der Freitag’s print & online edition, on our upcoming documentary Forget Winnetou! Going Beyond Native Stereotypes in Germany, historical context and how the USA’s deliberate “alternative facts” or Eurocentric fabrication of history contributes to continuing racism, colonialism and oppression of Native Americans. Stereotypes are a symptom of the overall disease. Interview and article by Matthias Dell.
Our crowdfunding campaign is in its last days, please help us reach our goaland bring this important project to a wider audience, in its best possible form! At IndieGoGo.
Other recent interviews:
March 14th– „Ich bin nur dem Nein begegnet“ at Deutschlandradio Kultur (Interview & podcast, in print & online, link to English version at the bottom of the article)
March 4th– “Glaubensbekenntnis Red Haircrow” at Süddeutsche Zeitung (Interview, in print & online)
Other important links for our documentary:
Here’s the direct link to listen online to the interview on Deutschlandradio’s Cultural Radioshow “Kompressor”, sharing news on Native current events and talking about directing (and currently filming) “Forget Winnetou! Going Beyond Native Stereotypes in Germany”. Our documentary is on Native stereotypes in Germany, racism and colonialism, of which the 19th century created but still popular pseudo “Indian” Winnetou is the ultimate symbol. At the webpage, interview in German is at the top. To listen in English, the link is at the end of the article.
Please also visit our film website, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and help support our bringing it to the world. Our funding campaign is still live on IndieGoGo. Both my co-director Timo Kiesel and I are available for interview. Very welcome to share the links, thanks!
The 9th annual Smashwords Read an Ebook Week promotion kicks off this Sunday March 5 and runs through end of day March 11. Thousands of Smashwords authors, publishers and readers participate in this global ebook celebration featuring thousands of FREE and deep-discounted ebooks.
Silence Is Multi-colored In My World, one of Flying With Red Haircrow Productions’ titles will be FREE 5-11 March.
Synopsis: An imaginative collection of memories and observations written from the perspective of a young man who was orphaned early, who was gay, deaf and Russian. He was simple and complex, light-hearted and serious, whimsical and infinitely strong, and when he loved, he loved with all his heart and soul. Winner in Rainbow Awards 2012 category: best biography/memoir.
“It made me laugh, broke my heart, and made me think of so many things.What a funny, bright, kind and loving young man! His pain makes mehurt, yet he had such an enormous capacity for love in spite of thecruelty and injustices he endured. I just want to hold him in my armsand not let go.” –Nancy Ferrer, Outlaw Reviews
“I read this book in a single sitting. It is an inspirational, often poignant, occasionallybrutal, collection of essays about love, life, beauty, suffering,triumph, joy, pain and responsibility. I do not generally likecollections of essays as a format preferring a straight line narrative.Had I read only the synopsis of this work without the author’sadditional comments in requesting the review I would not have picked itup. Do not judge this book by its synopsis. Pick it up. Read it. Fivestars.”- Bob Cherny, The LL Book Reviews
“As someone who has devoted their life to sound, and I suppose, at the same time silence, it is always very compelling for me to learn theperspective of someone who is deaf, and understands the vibrationspectrum in a very different, but no less meaningful way.…This book transcends all differences, stereotypes, judgements and becomesthe sharing forth of a very honest human experience relevant to all ofus, connected to all of us.”-Ana Cristina Caelen, Sound Therapist and Composer
“A beautiful and moving collection of essays, diary and blog entries written by a young deaf man…I read this collection with a sense ofwonder, humility and inspiration and the writing deeply touched me on amultitude of levels”-Indie Reviews