Dresden/Tenerife – Street music against sadness!
On the beach promenade in Las Americas (Tenerife), vacationers from the East in particular recognize a prominent face: the chanson singer Dorit Gäbler (81), actually At home in Dresden, he performs there as a street musician, guitar in hand.
Must be the “Bardot of the East”, once in the big GDR TV shows like “Ein Kessel Buntes” celebrated, now supplementing her pension as a street musician?
“No,” says Gäbler to BILD. “I have had to endure a lot of suffering in the past few days. On the Canary Islands I sang back tears. It wasn’t about money.”
Sad background: Gäbler’s brother Rainer (nickname Macky) died at the age of 86 after a long battle with cancer. During the funeral service a few days ago in Berlin, Gäbler’s second brother Gunther (88) suddenly passed out: pulmonary embolism! “He is still in the intensive care unit, but will probably survive,” says the artist.
In Tenerife she sings against the pain
Dorit Gäbler will stay in Tenerife with her husband Karl-Heinz Bellmann (77) until March 6th. And the likelihood of seeing her singing there again is high. She even has some Spanish songs in her repertoire. Her favorite is the song “Yo vendo unos ojos negros” (“I sell black eyes”), which she sang in 1978 as part of the visit of a GDR state delegation to Mexico.
By the way: As a thank you for the little activity on the beach promenade, walkers threw her ten euros on the ground. She passed the money on to street musicians who actually have to earn a living with it.