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"And when the next war began, the women said NO!" is the title song of the Kästner Blues by the Anselm König Band. Today, this "fantasy of the day after tomorrow" of Kästner becomes compellingly present in view of the war against Ukraine. Twice the Kästner concert was postponed due to Corona, now finally it will take place safely on Saturday, 8.10.2022 in the Intercultural Center of Ulme35.

KEY VISUAL Anselm König Band: Erich Kästner Blues
KEY VISUAL Anselm König Band: Erich Kästner Blues © Ulme35

The Erich Kästner Society has its annual forum in Berlin this weekend: cultural highlights of the forum are the two concerts by Ulrich Schütte on Friday, 7.10.22 at the Theater im Palais (classical Edmund-Nick-Vertonugen) and Anselm König on Saturday evening, 8.10.22 / 19:30 with his own settings of Kästner's "Gebrauchslyrik".

Berlin "is the only place where something is going on" Kästner wrote to his "Muttchen" in January 1927 and enthused: "a few days over there make you wonderfully mobile! "What was going on there and mobilized Erich Kästner to a mega-career, Anselm König brings to the point with his Kästner settings: The "extended arm of Kästner from the beyond" (R. Gérard) sings Kästner's timeless Berlin poems as congenially as Erich Ohser and Walter Trier illustrated Kästner's books back then. The blues singer and guitarist from the deep south will be accompanied by the "northern light" Rambald Bellmann, who plays as a tuba player and keyboardist in the A-league of the Berlin jazz scene.

Admission: 20,-€ / reduced: self-assessment to free
reservation, advance ticket sales via or 0175 84 22 110

Our special thanks to the Erich-Kästner-Gesellschaft for the realization of this concert with us.
Ulme 35