Shaul Bustan with Claudia Schwartz „We are both meshuga. Our German-Israeli love story“

    Event Details

    Sunday, February 24, 2019
    5:00PM
    (this event is over)
    Gemeindehaus Nordend
    Schönhauser Str. 32
    13158 Berlin, Germany

    Event Info

    Reading performance „Meschugge sind wir beide“  – „We are both meshuga. Our German-Israeli love story“ with the author and actress Claudia S.C. Schwartz and
    musical accompaniment on the oud by Shaul Bustan (Composition, Oud and vocals)
    »A couple that lives out the German-Israeli partnership at home, every day […] A fantastic story. «
    ZDF MORGENMAGAZIN (Germany’s Channel Two)
    »The love story between the German actor Claudia Schwartz and the Israeli composer Shaul Bustan is a contribution to humanity. «
    GIORA FEIDMAN, KLEZMER-MAESTRO
    ABOUT THE BOOK
    A story full of heart and humour about two special families and what it’s like to experience the love of one’s life.
    When Claudia met Shaul at the rehearsals for a play in Berlin the German actor and the Israeli composer fell in love. The situation that rapidly became the norm for the two of them was less so for the people around them. Shaul is the grandson of a Holocaust survivor; Claudia’s grandfather was a soldier in the Nazi army.
    Is their love for each other too crazy? Too meshuga?
    Together, Claudia and Shaul embark on a turbulent journey into the story of their families, through Germany and Israel. Somewhere between Spätzle and Hummous, nuclear and extended families, South German correctness and Israeli chutzpah, this young couple discover not only their past but also their future.
    The author’s genuine narrative describes how friends, parents and siblings react to their respective counterparts, the complicated stories of their life sandwiched between two different cultures and the many consequences of having an inter-religious wedding and a baby.
    More events to come:
    24th February at 17:00 – Jugendstil-Kirchsaal Berlin-Nordend
    22nd March 2019 at 19:30 – Literaturhaus, Immenstadt
    23rd March 2019 at 19:00 – Interkulturelle Woche, Stadtbibliothek Germering
    2nd April 2019 – Jewish Culture Days Rhine-Ruhr, Bonn
    12th May 2019 at 18:00 – Musikzeit Epiphanien, Epiphanienkirche Hamburg
    19th May 2019 at 11:00 – Kulturfestival Fohrde
    18th July 2019 at 19:30 – KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau

     

    About Shaul Bustan, an AICF alumni:

    “Bustan’s music moves and pulls the heart, at times bursting with longing whilst then reassembling itself anew in an european-elegant way. Its harmonies suddenly change from a campfire in the desert to Johann Sebastian Bach in the Thomaskirche – and back again. What is so impressive is with what ease the distances and differences are overcome, with what ease Bustans tunes unite what supposedly do not fit together.” Jüdische Allgemeine

    Born in 1983 in a small kibbuz in the Negev desert, the Israeli composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist Shaul Bustan started playing classical music on the mandolin from a very young age. His musical language are the unique sounds and combinations of orient and occident.

    He won the Chana Avni-Yaddor’s Composition Competition (2007-2008), the 2005/6 Deborah Grossman Award for Excellence in Music Education, with “Das Letzte Kleinod” the ‘Theaterpreis des Bundes 2015’ and ‘Hermann-Allmers-Preis’, and was awarded scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (2002-08) and the Berlin Senate in the JAZZ composition section (2017).


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