Material about "Hammer-Rehwü", 1982
In a cooperation with other artists, the song theatre group “Karl’s Enkel” performed their programme “Hammer-Rehwü” for the first time in 1982 in Berlin. Apart from countless buffooneries and poetry, it also contained “jaunty songs about the present” as Jürgen Schebera described it in his contemporary critique (http://www.hdjt.org/hammerrehwue/). Behind the scenes, there had been a back-and-forth between cultural officials because the performance was seen as disparaging the “values of socialism”. The Archive for Song and Social Movements has collected countless materials about it, including video recordings of the performance.
- Sonnenberg, Uwe