5 years

Time flies by and I had no time to keep my promise to send you an update each year in November. BUT this is not such a bad thing, since I had to spend my time enjoying good things. Unluckily it is probably quite hard for you to come to my 5-years- party in Darmstadt. Nevertheless I would like to keep you informed and share a bit what has been happening lately.

This is the secret place of my party venue celebrating 5 years of julakim existence!

On my instragram I posted some fotos of the tough beginning as a singer-songwriter and below you can see how I brought my first tour ever to the Brazilian city Itu, where just everything is big! The video itufi 2 itu shows you my roadtrip.

So in 2017 my trilogy was accomplished and made with love and some extra hours happens to be an art edition: the TriBox which includes the three CDs and a kit to build a spaceship to travel bLuzLand. There are liner notes apetizing the trilogy-story. I’m very happy to have been saved my musical diversity so far and after itufi – to the tropics and back followed by ZURÜCKhaltung to comPARTIR I’m open to some more creative stuff.

Here you see the virgen plates before being cut into triangles, circles and squares, which you can put together to build a spaceship to fly through bLuzLand.

The presents I have been receiving all along my birthday month of November will be presented on my party on a secret location and on my tour through Brasil in March 2019.

3 years :)

Well, one year ago I wanted to leave the music a bit aside with more air and peace for the third year … but to my inner joy this just didn’t want to happen. The year trilogysed intensively and happily!

151205_julakim_trilogie_wwwA very big step on my way as a professional musician was my concert at the music fair festival in Frankfurt: I played my entire trilogy on one night. Before the concert I had doubts: doubts of anyone coming, anyone enjoying one voice and one guitar for such a long time or would just get very bored and leave … So I invited the piano player Norbert Paul for three songs to join me on stage and finally reality took over: crowded house, magical silence, emotional applause, entertaining three sets in 2,5 hours and after encore standing ovations! How could I have asked for more?!

konzerte novemberThis concert was the kickoff of my crowdfunding for the second CD of my trilogy: ZURÜCKhaltung (BACK with attitude). This is the squared one, since only German songs fill it … well, to be precise there is one bilingual song of the poem HALLO WELT / OLA MUNDO by Sandra Becker 01. I had composed it at the Goethe Institut in Porto Alegre during my first South American tour. Anyhow the crowdfunding was topped with 117 percent and Markus Born by die kleine Audiowelt created a phenomal atmosphere during the recordings so that I can finally sit in your living room, if you play the CD. The CD-Release tour went through 10 cities in Germany and actually I’m just missing the next international tour ;) Can you help me?

And still always new things come around. After the bLuzShirts from the first album ITUFI you have now the bLuzTasch ZURÜCK to better pocket your important things. New acoustic spaces will always be explored by me and preferably with other companions. Together with Sascha Wild we started an acousticdigital sound DADA POP INTERNATIONAL that we called julakim types wild.

And since SPACE and TIME are always here to offer us all we have I together with Maximilian Lösch have been inviting for five years now to the pool to research artisticly on SPACE and TIME. To celebrate the five years we made a little tabloid to be continued here: PoolPlayPeoplePaper.

So stay close and creative and be happy!

playback of the second year as singer-songwriter

Often it seemed unreal, but everything that has happened, has been happening just like that – iniated by my “Jump into the Blackness” two years ago and kept on-going by your support. Many thanks to you and the unknown!

Unfortunetaly I have not made a translation of my first year report, but let me simply sum it up:
– tour through Brazil and Argentina on stages, in bars, in the German cultural institution GOETHE Institut, in studios of production and broadcasting stations and on the street
– bringing the tour ITUFI to ITU, which is a city where everything becomes big – so will my tour get big, too? Watch the vidoe!
– production CD ITUFI – to the tropics and back
– tour through Spain, France, Italy, Austria and Germany
– longing for a band …

Acid Rock Festival julakim with BardoeFada Banda in Brazil

Acid Rock Festival julakim with BardoeFada Banda in Brazil JAN2015

That was a quick playback of the first year! But here we go: we are in Brazil again for the CD release tour and I happened to play with some bands and collaborate with even more creatives. Together with BardoeFada Banda, with whom I shared stages on festivals and on the street, we recorded two songs: one of mine SEI LA and one of them VIVIR A 3. Travelling further north of Porto Alegre Diego Lleon Banda staged with me! In Sao Paulo thanks to the flow and to Pedrinho Agi I sangthe famous jazzer Filo Machado on stage. After the show Pedrinho conquered me to make a song for him since he is a lyricist and he just adores my tuned voice! Okay, that is something new! Wasn’t I used to write the songs following an inner image …

good-bye in itufi blue with my Brazilian grandparents MAR2015

but well one Sunday morning I grapped my guitar and an arabic melody which smoothed into a psychelic universe found light. I recorded it and sent it to Pedrinho. Two hours later the sad news reached me that my adopted Brazilian grandfather has passed away. Pedrinho enrolled this moment into very poetic lyrics. The song ARAPSI has become one of my most emotional ones and is part of the set comPARTIR to be released in 2016. But before I can talk about the third set, I should mention the second one and I have not even finished with the report from Brazil:
bLuzShirtThe Brazilian fashion label HUMANUS, which gets its inspiration from art and philosophy asked me to translate my songs into shirts. I came up with the bLuzShirts. The first one is on the song itufi. In December 2016 we can hold the bLuzTasch, a cotton bag for the second set of ZURÜCKhaltung.
Back from her second tour in Brazil julakim stands out with ZURÜCKhaltung.

Back from her second tour in Brazil julakim stands out and back with ZURÜCKhaltung.

back in Germany I started off with the set ZURÜCKhaltung containing only German songs as often requested in South America: a container glowing joyfully of poetic, abstract spaces. Attracted by an enormous volume of this -my- emotional voice, captured by cultural diversity of rhythm and stills, one will take of, will jump on . . . the train through a colourful landscape of sudden surprised togetherness. Since ever I was keen on ignoring borders by tenderness to prove how much liberty is lying in front of us. This set took me to France, Italy, Austria and Germany. and I’m more than happy to see the numbers of festivals rising! The biggest German festival within my city, the Schloßgrabenfest was captured by artist HÜSEYIN ASLAN:
julakim as inspiration at the Schloßgrabenfest in Darmstadt APR2015 -  by artist HÜSEYIN ASLAN

multicultural book by Anneta Santacreu with my song INS SOMMERBLAUE

DESCOBRINT ITACAS by Anneta Santacreu

And while touring, back home arrives the multicultural, collective book DESCOBRINT ITACAS. I had met Anna one year ago at a festival, while living already one of my personal ITACAs provoked by my song INS SOMMERBLAUE! Happy not only to be part of the book, but Anna will illustrate the song for the next CD bookelt!

But the year has not finished yet and there are still some highlights to be announced:
ZURÜCKhaltung besides other concerts will open THE location in Darmstadt which has been closed for renovation. AUF-MACH-Schlosskeller by EARLY LATE NIGHT SHOW on 15.12.2015. itufi has been nominated twice by the GERMAN ROCK AND POP AWARD which we will celebrate on the 12th of December at Siegerlandhalle in Siegen! and finally next year the kick off for comPARTIR.
So that is three sets in three years! A trilogy in geometric forms, since my life as an architect continued visiting now a architecture museum and a socio-cultural centre. VaniOcA, the organic house in Brazil, has already welcomed its owner!
The trilogy of julakim: a round ITUFI – to the tropics and back, a squared ZURÜCKhaltung and the trianble of comPARTIR can be seen live. But as well I am working on a second CD! Concerts are published here: