Guest Contributor | Jan 17, 2023 | 0
German Cabaret @ the Castle
Special edition of Classics @ The Castle on the Heinitzburg Terrace on Wednesday 23 March, from 17:30 until 20:30.
Entry is free. It is recommended to go early to secure a seat.
Jana Kuehn sings popular German cabaret songs accompanied by acoustic guitarist Uli Busch while Anton Kryukov entertains with his skill on the Bayan
An interlude to the short week between Independence and Easter comes in the form of a cabaret at the Heinitzburg Hotel in Windhoek on Wednesday evening. In addition to the delectable food and robust wines, popular cabaret songs are on the menu.
The Heinitzburg Hotel offers a rare opportunity to listen to world famous cabaret songs and evergreens ‘made in Germany’. Jana Kuehn is a Berlin vocalist and actress who specialises, inter alia, on works by Berthold Brecht & Kurt Weil, Kreisler and Hollaender.
She entertains the audience on ageless songs from pre and post-war Germany, like ‘Sorabaya Johnny’ and ‘Die Legende vom Toten Soldaten’ from the Brecht/Weil ‘Three Pennies Opera’, the Comedian Harmonists’ ‘Wenn die Sonja Russisch Tanzt’ or the old UFA sound track ‘Matrose u Maedchen.’
Jana is accompanied by Ulrich Busch on acoustic guitar. Her cabaret is anchored by German folk and cabaret with the odd Edith Piaf number and even a classical rendition of a Beatles ballade or a Joy Mc Coy folk song. Busch promises to throw in vocal numbers like ‘Ein Kleiner Gruener Kaktus’ and ‘ Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss auf Liebe eingestellt.‘
Next on the programme is Anton Kryukov, a Bayan player who originally hails from Alma Ata in Kazakhstan. After he moved to Russia he studied the Bayan.
He is currently stationed in Berlin. He has performed on leading stages in Germany like the Berliner Volksbuehne and the Mecklenburg Staatstheater Schwerin.
The Bayan is a type of accordion produced and played in Russia and former Soviet Union countries. It has buttons exclusively unlike the traditional accordion with piano keys on the right hand side. This part of the concert is more classically oriented, with pieces performed from Mendelssohn, Bartholdy, Bach, Scarlatin and Kovtun.