Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
Klaus Hoffmann & BandAquamarin Tour 2018Klaus Hoffmann is a German singer, songwriter and actor. Hoffmann’s songs are characterised by their sophisticated, sensitive and descriptive lyrics. Rooted in his childhood in working class, post war Berlin and his teenage years during the 1968 student uprisings, Hoffmann’s lyrics often reflect on the inner conflict between the warmth and security of the familiar and the freedom and possibilities of the unknown. He has gained recognition for his songs about his hometown of Berlin - `Berlin`, `Was fang ich an in dieser Stadt?` (`What am I supposed to do in this town?`), `Kreuzberger Walzer` (`Kreuzberg Waltz`) - which rank him among the representatives of the Berlin Chanson tradition along with German artists Hildegard Knef and Harald Juhnke.Brel interpreterHoffmann is considered the leading German interpreter of the Belgian chansonnier Jacques Brel. His repertoire includes a wide range of adaptations of Brel`s chansons. In 1997, Hoffmann`s musical Brel - die letzte Vorstellung (Brel – the last performance), which he had written with permission of Therese Brel, the widow of Jacques Brel, received its world premiere. Hoffmann performed his program `Klaus Hoffmann singt Jacques Brel` in the Maison Heinrich Heine in Paris on 9 October 2008, the 30th anniversary of the death of Jacques Brel.