Peter Kemper: The Sound of Rebellion
He is a music journalistic authority: Peter Kemper, born in 1950, former HR editor, author for the FAZ, jury member of the German Record Critics' Award and co-organizer of the German Jazz Festival Frankfurt. In his books he writes equally competently about Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, the ukulele, John Coltrane and the first rap artist Muhammad Ali. In his opus magnum, he poses the question of how political jazz is: "The Sound of Rebellion" turns to debates that are a hundred years old and, unfortunately, as current as ever. It's about racism and social exclusion, the subversive power of improvisation and music's potential for freedom. From Louis Armstrong to Moor Mother, from the 1920s to the 2020s, there are lines that Kemper traces with great meticulousness. And because he is not only a knowledgeable author, but also an inspiring speaker, you can look forward to his matinee at Enjoy Jazz twice.
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