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PIRANHA PRESENTS: Mulatu Astatke - the "father of Ethio-Jazz" live in Berlin

We are happy to welcome once again Mulatu Astatke in our city!

SAVE THE DATE: 1 April 2019 | Astra Kulturhaus - more info here

Mulatu is considered a pioneer of "Ethio-Jazz", a combination of classical jazz, Latin American influences and the traditional music of Ethiopia. He is a percussionist, clarinetist and vibraphonist and has been a talk of the jazz circles since the 1960s. Even today - at the age of 71 - is one of the most influential musicians in Africa. Take a look at the interview we did with him during one of his last visits in Berlin for an insight to Ethio-Jazz:



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Each month we present to you the top world music album releases, as seen through the eyes of the World Music Charts Europe and Transglobal World Music Chart. At the end of each year, both monthly listings add up to the winner of the WOMEX Label Award and its runner-ups.

For the World Music Charts Europe (WMCE), the world's first association of its kind, Radio DJs and programmers from 24 European countries collect their top albums of the month - usually presented in the DJs' programmes and the channels that present them. EURORADIO offers the opportunity to syndicate these programmes to members of the exchange system.


Transglobal World Music Chart (TWMC) was conceived in 2015 as an open network of music activists spreading world, roots and traditional music. It is open to makers and...

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Tunix-Kongress 1978 / "Wiedersehen in Tunix", see below



Saturday 1 DECEMBER



Being quite different AND funny – that's 2 good ideas in a row for when you enter the stage! Add some Krautrock and Psychedelia like Johannes Schleiermacher's Berliner Afro Frunkateers Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers + you might end up with 3 or 4

Where: Kantine am Berghain, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin // When: 21:30
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Saturday 1 + Sunday 2 DECEMBER



"Der links-grün-versiffte Urknall" ( The left green filthy Big Bang ) is what taz – one of the many projects that came off the gathering – calls the above video on 1978's "Tunix" @ its own facebook profile. "Wiedersehen in TUNIX!" revises that "Big Bang" + certainly will not refuse an update or 2 if called for – will it?

Where: HAU1...

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We are excited to announce that Ali Hassan Kuban's legendary From Nubia To Cairo album is now available worldwide once again on a glorious 180g Vinyl and CD format.

When precisely the recordings of "From Nubia To Cairo", released internationally by Piranha in 1988, were made, nobody knows any more. What we do know, recordings had taken place at Delta Sound S.A. in Cairo – with the orchestra’s entire line-up circled around the only working microphone at hand.

Restored and remastered from analogue tapes, you can now listen to the recordings online on
Bandcamp // Spotify // iTunes // DEEZER and more

In our archive, we found an unreleased interview from Ali Hassan Kuban, recorded during his Heimatklänge performance in Berlin in 1989

Here's a small extract:



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