Flying With Red Haircrow Productions

"Revitalization and Resurgence"

Category: Poetry

Book Launch July 5, 2018 in #Berlin- “Geschichte Schreiben” or “Writing History”

180621_Neue Rundschau_01Two of my poems, “The Color of Your Skin” and “Threatened by Beads” are included in this anthology of essays, art, poetry and more. First appearing in Red Ink International Journal’s special issue, Standing With Standing Rock (December 2016), my work was translated to German for this edition of Neue Rundschau, published by S. Fischer Verlag.

From the Facebook event page: Publication Launch of “Writing History”. Edited by Sharon Dodua Otoo and Manuela Bauche, who have asked writers, artists and academics about their vision of “writing history” for the latest edition of the magazine Neue Rundschau (S. Fischer Verlag).  As part of the symposium: “New Perspectives”. More information and registration details are available at the Xartsplitta website.

Synopsis: “Hegemonic historiographies – such as those about colonialism – are increasingly beginning to falter, are being rewritten and reperspectived. However, this does not happen by itself, but is also driven by the year-long struggles of activists, such as initiatives of Black people and other People of Colour. How can history be told differently? Is historical injustice comparable? Can history not also be decentered and complex?


Publikations-Launch von “Geschichte Schreiben”. Hg. von Sharon Dodua Otoo und Manuela Bauche. Im Rahmen des Symposiums: “Neue Perspektiven”
(www.xartsplitta.net/symposium-neue-perspektiven/)

“Hegemoniale Geschichtserzählungen – etwa über den Kolonialismus – geraten zuletzt zunehmend ins Wanken, werden umgeschrieben und neu perspektiviert. Das geschieht aber nicht von selbst, sondern wird auch durch die jahrelangen Kämpfe von Aktivist*innen, beispielsweise Initiativen Schwarzer Menschen und weiterer People of Colour, vorangetrieben. Wie lässt sich Geschichte anders schreiben? Ist historisches Unrecht vergleichbar? Lässt sich Geschichte nicht auch dezentriert und komplex erzählen?”

Näheres unter: www.xartsplitta.net/launch-geschichte-schreiben/

Informationen zur Anmeldung: www.xartsplitta.net/anmeldung_symposium/

Anibar #Animation Festival 2016 in Peja, Kosovo-Our “Conejitos Amarillos” Selected!

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Our video “Conejitos Amarillos” with original piano composition and performance by German jazz pianist Uli Lenz has been selected for the Kids Program at the Anibar Animation Festival in Peja, Kosovo, 21-25 August 2016!

About the video:

“Conejitos Amarillos” is a short energetic piece composed and performed by German jazz pianist Uli Lenz, combined with a poem by Red Haircrow. Inspired by Lenz’s thoughts on the song’s creation and the mixture of jazz and animation in iconic Tom & Jerry cartoons, Red Haircrow created a simple but fast moving musical story of comedic gravity about the idiosyncracies of rabbits. It is part of Lenz & Haircrow, “Poetry & Piano” project, and created by Flying With Red Haircrow Productions. https://www.facebook.com/flyingwithredhaircrowproductions/

“Conejitos Amarillos” is a live recorded performance from Lenz’s solo album ““Dance Mañana” available at HGBS Studios.

About Uli Lenz:

Lenz is regarded as a brilliant musical engineer with a particularly strong left hand, and an immediately recognizable style. Through his melodically complex but highly danceable style of play, while in Africa, he acquired the nickname ‘The man who dances on the keys.’

Although based in Berlin, Germany, and being a well known artist in the local jazz scene, Uli Lenz is a world traveler in the field of jazz, serving as a musical ambassador for Germany. His tours have taken him to almost every country on earth. He has played and continues to perform in various groups, bands, duos and trios with fellow artists such as François Jeanneau, Cecil McBee, Ira Coleman, Pepe Burns, Patricia Nomakosazana Dhlamini, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez and more!”
www.ulilenz.com

From FWRH: New Video for “The Dog from Tula” by Uli Lenz

“The dog is the story, and Tula is the place…”

The latest mix of jazz piano & poetry with original piano composition composed and performed by Uli Lenz. It’s a live recording from Uli’s latest solo album “Dance Manana”, recorded and available from HGBS Studios. The poem is a collaboration with Native American writer/poet Red Haircrow. The video was created through Flying with Red Haircrow Productions.

Photo of Mr. Lenz with titling “Uli Lenz” was taken by Anja I. Schnapka. Other photos of Mr. Lenz were taken by Red Haircrow.

Photos of Tula, Russia from Wikimedia Commons used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Attributions to Alexxx1979, A. Savin, XBM, and Celest.ru.

NEW! A Jazz Collaboration-Poetry & Piano: “Conejitos Amarillos” with Uli Lenz

NEW! From Flying With Red Haircrow Productions:

Poetry can be many things & come in many forms: just like jazz! “Conejitos Amarillos” is a short energetic piece composed and performed by client and friend, the German jazz pianist Uli Lenz, combined with a poem by Red Haircrow. Inspired by Lenz’s thoughts on the song’s creation and the combination of jazz and animation in the iconic Tom & Jerry cartoons, Red Haircrow created a simple but fast moving musical story of comedic gravity about the idiosyncracies of rabbits.