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1956 Matric in Eisenach, the birthplace of Johann Sebastian Bach
1958-1962 Student of Philosophy in Frankfurt am Main, taught by Horkheimer and Adorno
1964-1966 New technology of Digitalisation of Printing and Publishing Processes
1967-1984 works on digitalisation of processes in Industrial Planning & Control
1984 Founding of Kultur im Ghetto, in Frankfurt am Main. Projects with Okay Temiz and Burhan Öcal (Türkei), Peter Lehmann (Chile), Jorge Valdivia (Peru), Vusi Mchunu, Louis Moholo, Claude Deppa
1985-1986 Develops the project Jazz Against Apartheid with Johnny Dyani in Frankfurt am Main
1986 The discography of Johnny Dyani is developed in collaboration with Flavio Poltroneri (Verona, Italy), documented and published online
1987 Jazz against Apartheid is incorporated into the programme of the Lutheran Church. 100,000 people attending, demonstrating against Apartheid.
1991-1996 Workshops on the music of Johnny Dyani, with younger musicians, lead to the growth of the Jazz Against Apartheid Ensemble. The new members are: Claude Deppa, Christopher Dell, Allen Jacobson, Daniel Guggenheim, John Edwards und Tobias Delius
1997 Concerts in Oakland CA (John Tchicai, Art Davis, Harry Beckett, Pierre Dorge)
2002 Symposium on the Music of Johnny Dyani
2007 Data, music, photos, texts and pamphlets on Jazz Against Apartheid is preserved in the Jazz Archive of Eisenach
2016 A project, “Exile and Returning to the Homeland“, combines the music of Johnny Dyani with the photographs of Juergen Schadeberg – concerts in Basel, Frankfurt, Eisenach.
2018 Concerts to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s 100 Birthday; Music and Photography
2021 Concerts Frankfurt, Darmstadt

KIGs work includes discussion concerts about cultural persecution in the Nazi Reich (1933-1945), the chronicle of the stock market crash documented in music for 300 years (from 1994 to the present), "ECHO NOMIA 4.4" - memorial for a just economic order 2000-2003, "Numbers! Games?" 2005, Golem 2021.

Further developments of the project group include among other things church asylum projects 1985 & 1995, children of Europe 1994 - 1997, sound installations (music & working world) 1997/1999.

KiG and especially Jürgen Leinhos is a practiced organizer of concerts for decades with long-time supporters from church, union and civil society.

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About Sausage Films

Sausage Films produces audio visual works for better accessibility of South African Jazz and freedom culture to a include wider young and old audiences across gender, age, and colour. Celebrating the pioneers and legends of South African Jazz and freedom who left a legacy of sacrifice, self-expression, wisdom and bravery.

About Jazz Against Apartheid

After the inaugural Jazz Against Apartheid in Berlin 1986. Juergen Leinhos and his organisation Kultur im Ghetto continue the event building on the SA exiles and growing the movement to progressive European musicians. The JAA Archive of this era is a complete archive of 25 years of exile history.

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