100 years of 20s: Charleston dress, cocaine, absinthe, monocle, tails, champagne, feather boa, dance on the volcano, sophisticated entertainment and nights until dawn as if each one were the last...
So much for the nostalgia and the images that usually arise in people's minds in connection with the so-called »Roaring Twenties«. Basically, however, all of this only applies to the period between 1924 and 1929. Sigrid Grajek, on the other hand, is concerned with the years from 1918 to 1933, i.e. those between the two world wars, when a dark surface beneath the dazzlingly beautiful »Berlin im Licht« surface -bitter side revealed.
Although one speaks of the "Weimar Republic", Berlin was the pulsating center. The different realities of life during these fifteen years were documented in a large number of songs and lyrics, often with unshakable humour. Sigrid Grajek puts her selection together and creates a musical and literary mirror of the epoch.
A collage by & with Sigrid Grajek, on the piano: Stefanie Rediske / Regina Knobel