Alles von der Kunstfreiheit gedeckt

Since 1986 the Kulturzelt is a tradition at Kassel. Every year in summer well-known and lesser known artists fill a large tent close to the orangery with music. And the area next to river Fulda gives you the chance to spend a nice evening outside with friends and a good drink. This year I came here to see a solo performance of Daniel Pongratz, also known as Danger Dan, the singer of the left-wing hip-hop band Antilopen Gang.

“Juristisch wär’ die Grauzone erreicht
Doch vor Gericht machte ich es mir wieder leicht
Zeig’ mich an und ich öffne einen Sekt
Das ist alles von der Kunstfreiheit gedeckt”

– Danger Dan

After getting in conflict with right-wing and antisemite activists with his band Antilopen Gang (with ‘Beate Zschäpe hört U2‘) he published the single ‘Das ist alles von der Kunstfreiheit gedeckt‘ to experiment with artistic freedom. An experiment that brought him great attention and also legal debates. Daniel Pongratz stated that he dislikes the concept of a man sitting at a piano and playing sad songs – but the audience liked it very much.

Kulturzelt Kassel
Auedamm / Drahtbrücke

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