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A Great Honour

Dear friends It was a very touching moment for me at the Pauls Church in Frankfurt yesterday afternoon. What an honour to be awarded the Albert-Schweitzer-Medal. The wonderfully worded laudatio ... more ...


On Top of the Agenda: War

(Admin) Both, the old and the new German defence ministers are backing an increase in militarisation within Europe. Those who feel the irresistible desire to live and not die, should now rise-up ... more ...


Carola Rackete is free!!

The 31-year-old was arrested on Saturday and placed under house arrest for steering the "Sea-Watch 3" with 40 refugees aboard into the port of Lampedusa. According to Sea-Watch, the judge, however, ... more ...


Thank you, Carola!

Dear Carola, I am writing these lines to you today as a Thank You. A Thank You for the humble and obvious ways with which you are doing something that we should all do: Save people in need. We ... more ...


This is a dream come true

Dear Friends, This is a dream come true for me. Finally - we are going on tour with the Bavarian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra directed by my friend Mark Mast! A few days ago, we had our first ... more ...


Ezé Wendtoin - Sag nein!

Dear Friends, Ezé Wendtoin, the young German Studies Specialist and songwriter from Burkina Faso, has already taken part in a number of my concerts and impressed audiences with his ... more ...


Dedicated to those who are desperately trying to protect a forest (most certainly in vain)

Dear Friends,   In the face of the capital crime committed at a 12,000-year-old forest, (of which only a small part remains today) which dedicated people are desperately trying to save - ... more ...


Willy 2018

Dear Friends, Your many responses and comments to my last post prompted me to write a further version of "Willy 2018", using extracts from them in my song. This was the opening song in my concerts ... more ...


Allow me to let off steam!

Dear Friends, I need of let off steam! During recent concerts, I read out a text which I wrote a few months ago and I have now been asked to make it available for you on-line. It is extracted from ... more ...


Why I am not a patriot!

Dear Friends, It was at the political rally of the Nationalistic Party in Koblenz, the ‘free-style event’ of the "European National Front" organized for Mrs. Petry, (the dumb rhetoric ... more ...