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Sanda Weigl: Songs from the 12th Century

Joe's Pub

January 17

Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM

He was a gadfly, a troublemaker, a lover and a fighter: Walther von der Vogelweide lived nearly 1000 years ago. Some say he was the greatest lyric poet – his poems of love, hate, political strife, dreams, hope are universal and eternal – they address all the things that we are trying and needing to address. We shout out to him, and hope he shouts back.

As outspoken politically as she is uncompromising musically, Sanda Weigl first achieved fame as a teen-age member of Team 4, East Germany’s most popular rock band of the 1960s. After publicly denouncing communism and Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia, she was banned from performing and sentenced to two years in an East Berlin prison; then, expelled to the West where she was free to continue crafting her art.

Since relocating to New York in the early nineties, Sanda has performed her singular interpretations to critical acclaim throughout the United States, Mexico, Poland, Germany, Austria, Israel, The UK, her native Romania and around the world.

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ANTHONY COLEMAN – compositions, arrangements, piano
DOUG WIESELMAN  - clarinet, bass clarinet, guitar
SATOSHI TAKEISHI - drums, percussion