members and artists
Anthony Baggette moved from ohia/usa to berlin in the early 80’s and was very active in berlin’s jazz- and funkscene till the late 90’s.
The poet (Talking Jazz, early 90’s) knows how to focus serious topics in his own and very charming way, spiced with ironics and pop-metaphors. He’s responsible for one of the biggest acidjazz hits from 1994, even reaching top10 in the UK. He’s the winner of the first poetry slam in Berlin and has played with his band Jazzoetry in about every live club in town, leaving impression with his special remake of John Coltrane’s Love Surpreme amongst others. He has worked together with Jazzanova on radioshows and clubnights at the Delicious Donuts in Berlin and released some gems on Tokyo Dawn Records. In February 2009 he was awarded the annual Bridge of Hearts Award in Hamburg for the work he has done over the years for the community and with youth.
P. Lewis, born in Atlanta and raised just outside Washington, D.C., *P. Lewis* graduated from Howard University in 1992. His first book Life of Death was published by Fiction Collective in 1993. His latest novel Nate was published in 2008 by Back House Books and recently won the American Book Award. He has worked as a dishwasher in D.C., a temp in New York City and Rockville, Maryland; with these earnings he was able to get lost in Egypt, Morocco, Greece, Rio de Janeiro, Romania, Istanbul, Damascus, Havana, among other places. He is currently living in Berlin, Germany.
Gaby Bila-Günther, aka Lady Gaby is a Berlin-based young writer who has been labelled The Peaches of Poetry in Berlin, ‘oddly poetic’ and ‘flamboyant and upbeat’ by The Age newspaper in Melbourne, Australia.
Her latest poetry & writing was presented & performed at the new media arts festival, Transmediale 09 Festival @ Haus der Kulturen der WELT, Berlin in January 2009 as part of an online collaboration of artistic dialogues project between Dec 08-Feb 09 as part of the Berlin-Australian Project, TRANSIT LOUNGE, ‘Moving along without going anywhere. She hosts two monthly reading series in Berlin: FUEL and Movin' on with Verses.
Elvis N. Ololo
C.E.O Dextrus Inc. Nigeria and Chairman Kingdomcome Productions Berlin. A Writer and Producer who has successfully produced his first movie Hit Em Up A Nollywood blockbuster premiered on 27th, March 2009 in Berlin.
Elvis N. Ololo is currently working on his first Novel a Desperate Foreigner as well as his second movie a Hit em hard.
Panagiotis Nio Konstantinou, born 1977 in Lanarka, Cyprus holds a Masters degree from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University Prague. His interests and activities circle around sport and out of sport life. He is a strong believer in non-competitive sports and supports the idea of sport being a tool for more mutual understanding, delivering social values and fun instead of fighting. “Through playful sport we can develop to individuals that prefer to play and have fun in life instead to kill each other for external rewards." He applies his knowledge and believes through various projects, by working with the kids of the community and supporting the XBerg Basketball Beats. Writings: High Hopes, Towards better understanding and application of Physical Education.
Thomas Wilfried Peupelmann-Wißkirchen was born 1979 in Rudolstadt (Thüringia). After finishig school he moved to Berlin to studdy Fine Arts at the “University of Arts Berlin” (UdK). He graduated in 2006 as “Master of fine Arts”. Since school days he uses “Willi Tomes” as his artist synonyme.
Besides being a paynter and sculpterer, he also works as DJ Ilo Pan since 2000, playing international music with a wide spectrum from jazz to breakbeat. Today he residents at Berlin clubs like Fire Club and Kaffee Burger. He lives and works in Berlin, is married and father of 2 kids.
*Allzeit* *Musik* - a new label from Berlin is starting an unconventional enterprise and wants to give musicians from all over the world, living in Berlin, a forum for their artistic work regardless of musical stylistic confines.
*Allzeit* *Musik* - is located in the heart of Berlin and offers in the creative environment of Kreuzberg digital recording and mastering at reasonable prices. The productions reach from (A-Z) electronic-grooves, pop-dance to progressive rock, soul and alternative rock to Germanrock, right up to Goa-trance, "nu jazz", "nu classics", world music and poetry "spoken words" check out the poetry-side!
Stephen M. Williams
Steve came to Berlin from Chicago in 1987 and introduced himself to Berlin's art scene by founding the International Berlin Funny Company 1988. He returned to the U.S. in 1998 where he received the President's Volunteer Service Award for work he did in the San Francisco County jail system giving writing workshops and helping inmates get their work published. In Berlin, Steve is presently working on a novel entitled: The Ally from Ta-Seti.
Mac Abrahams has been networking around Europe for the past 20 years, starting and supporting projects, ecological and Humanitarian: Friends of the Earth, Reclaim the Streets, Think Global/Act Local a generation from the early nineties comprising of different movements from within the UK. Mac is now living in Berlin and currently working on a project to keep the neighbourhood clean, encouraging young and old to help clean the streets and raise awareness on how we treat our Local Area.
Martin Repka was born 16.11.1975 in Frankfurt Main (Germany) as the son of the famous Slovak Poet and Writer Peter Repka (Osamlei Besci) and his German mother Angela Repka. Martin studied Film directing at the Film Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava: „Master of Arts“ summa cum laude. He is the founder of the Slovak Film Production Company SEN FILM in 2000 and is now working as a director for film, tv and comercials and as a scriptwriter. In 2008 he started working as film lector at the drama academy of the Pondicherry University, India. He moved to Berlin in 2009 together with his wife Elena and his kids Markus and Anna where he is working on his next projects.
Moses Adebiyi Adekunle,a.k.a(Shetima) was born in Lagos the most well known city and formal Capital of Nigeria. When I was a child I went to school like every children and when I was growing up I went to college to learn Business Administration In federal polytechnic Ilaro(Nigeria) In 2005 I try to change way of life by moving to Berlin/Germany. A very different city full of unknown things and people. I tried to integrate by learning German language and culture. Since like four years I´m a member of “Clear Blue Water”. I´m a Dancer, Actor,basketball trainer,. In 2008 I acted in a movie called “Hit`Em Up”. This movie was directed by Anthony Baggette. A man I get to know five years ago. Since this time he´s like a part of my family, . Since three years ago I`ve been participating in “BHM” (Black History Month). I´ve acted in many Theaters like “Tinuke the Queen of Oyo empire”,“Think Traces”and so on.I´m also a basketball trainer for kids in Berlin Kreuzberg “ISS Berlin e.V.”A.
Peter Rose was born in New York City in 1955. He graduated from Columbia University in 1977. His first solo performance, “the circular heavens” was presented that year. He also
worked with Ludwik Flaszen and Ryszard Cieslak in the paratheatrical activities of the Polish Laboratory Theatre in the United States in 77. He met Jerzy Grotowski the following year and was
invited to Wroclaw, Poland at the end of 1978 to participate in the Laboratory Theatre’s work, “Tree of People.”
He co-founded New York’s Performance Space 122 in 1979 and helped introduce “Open Movement” to the NYC dance and theatre community. Peter Rose returned to The Laboratory Theatre in Poland to participate in ‘Theatre of Sources’ in 1980. He later went to West Berlin and stayed one year.
He wrote and performed ‘Over the Wall Stories’ (1981), ‘Berlin Zoo’ (1982/83) and ‘Loyaltown, USA!’ (1984) at venues in New York, Boston, San Fransisco, San Diego and Los Angeles. From 1982-83 he worked as an actor for ‘Good Medicine and Company. In 1984 he wrote and performed ‘Diamond Fever,’ at The Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Church in New York.
The following two years his work was presented in West Germany at the Frankfurt Opera and on stages in Munich, Hamburg, Hannover, Erlangen and West Berlin. His Performance trilogy was produced at Performance Space 122 in the spring of 1986. He moved to Santa Monica, California in 1987. ‘The L.A. Dialogues,’ written and performed by Lin Osterhage and Peter Rose was presented at venues in L.A. from 1987-1989.
‘Berlin Zoo’ was revived for Highways Performance Space’s inaugural season in 1989 and was produced for television by Santa Monica Cable Television in 1991. ‘Berlin Zoo’ received honorary mention from The American Film Institute Video Festival in 1991.
Peter Rose lives in Berlin since 1995 and directs a studio for language and cultural practice. He premiered “test traveler /polar star” in 1999 at PS 122 and in 2000 at Friends of the Italian Opera in Berlin. Several performances in cultural venues in Germany and the Czech Republic came the following year.
Peter Rose’s recent work, “Cleansing the Senses” premiered at the Grotowski Center in Wroclaw, Poland in November, 2005 and at P.S. 122 in New York City, May 2006. In 2006 Peter Rose taught at Columbia University in New York City, and worked with Zygmut Molik, in the workshop “Voice and Body” at The Grotowski Institute.
The multitalented New Yorker Gordon Gatherer, born 1957, is a professional in Showbusiness. He is a singer, composer, actor, writer, and director. Gordon has appeared on and off Broadway and in films television and Radio. In 2001 Gordon toured Germany with the NY Gospel Lites and throughout Europe with the Italian singer star Zucchero. He performed in the Hamburg premier of Lion King and with Kevin Spacey in ‘BEYOND THE SEA’. As a fashion model Gordon appeared in numerous magazines and commercials throughout the USA.