Wednesday, 24.8.2022
22:00 – 23:00, Kino in der Kulturbrauerei (Saal 8)
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»About Writing II« (En)

JJ Weihl, Nuha Ruby Ra, Moderation: Aida Baghernejad

Are lyrics poetry or not? Is it justified to award a folk singer the Nobel Prize for Literature? These questions about categorisations and evaluations may not even be that important. Since the talk »Über das Schreiben« (»About Writing«) at Pop-Kultur last year was met with great interest, we are now following up on these questions with Nuha Ruby Ra and JJ Weihl. JJ Weihl, who grew up in Manhattan, studied English literature among other subjects and, when she’s not on tour or in the studio with her band Fenster, is also a writer. Nuha Ruby Ra, who’s also performing live at Pop-Kultur, released her latest single »My Voice« earlier this year. But how do these artists actually use their voice? How do they write lyrics? How can you keep your music and your literary output separate from an audience – or is it nothing special to be seen as a writing musician? This discussion will be hosted by Aida Baghernejad, a journalist who writes about music as well as food.

Collage of three photos side by side shows young people read as women. They are in this order from left to right: JJ Weihl, Nuha Ruby Ra, Aida Baghernejad. JJ Weihl is visible blurred behind a turquoise filter. She is in profile facing left, looking out of the photo to the left. She is wearing a bright collared jacket, a necklace, lipstick, and her blonde hair is tucked over her forehead behind her ears. Nuha Ruby Ra is pictured in a close-up on her face. She looks out of the picture to the right, her red painted lips open, there is a red shadow on her left eye and a green shadow on her right eye. Both eyes are painted with black make-up. Her open black hair frames her face, a light-colored slider cap is visible on her head. Aida Baghernejad is recognizable in half-profile facing right in a portrait up to her chest. She is looking out of the picture, smiling broadly with open lips made up in red, her open black hair falling behind her shoulders. She holds her right hand raised and slightly in front of her lips. The clothing consists of a dark blue blouse whose collar is loosely unbuttoned.
JJ Weihl, Nuha Ruby Ra, Aida Baghernejad

JJ Weihl, Nuha Ruby Ra

Aida Baghernejad

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