Qetiq. Rock 'n Ürümchi
The Discovery of Perhat Khaliq
A Film by Mukaddas Mijit
Catalog number: 21093
Ürümchi - capital city of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China and home to the Turkic people, the Uyghurs, is the departure point for this film. The city, which is marked by the ambivalence between its Uyghur tradition and global modernity, is home to the musician Perhat, who like many other musicians from the region had no ideas about ever leaving the city.
Since his appearance in 'China the Voice‘ in 2014 Perhat Khaliq is a famous rock star in China and the first Uyghhur rock star touring big theaters in the country.
A film about music that, just like the city, is caught up in the tension between tradition and modernity, about friendship that needs no words and about boundless optimism, which made not just one dream come true.
Perhat is receiving the Prince Claus Award in the Royal Palace in Amsterdam in December 2015.
"His rich voice and poetic lyrics are making minority culture accessible to millions, while also conserving and expanding a unique cultural heritage.“ (Prince Claus Award)
Elena Tsaur: Violin
Catalog number: 21091
Das Treffen in Telgte
Catalog number: 21089
In his story “Das Treffen in Telgte” [“The meeting in Telgte”] Günter Grass has created a fable in which he describes the situation of literature from the point of view of a critical observer and commentator of the historical events. The story about an encounter between authors in 1647, which was initiated by the poet Simon Dach from Königsberg, takes place in a mill in Telgte, Westphalia, not far from Münster, where the Treaty ending the Thirty Year War was signed one year later.
After almost 30 years of war the plea for peace in the middle of the 17th century was the one which dominated all others. Whether in poetry or in music, it was omnipresent. (Bernhard Heß/ RIAS Kammerchor)