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"Híbridos – Os Espíritos do Brasil" in the live mix – see Tuesday + Wednesday, below

Thursday 16 AUGUST

Good times! This fellow has written, produced + played so many good time music smash hits – it's hard to believe. No Sister Sledge as we know them today without Nile Rodgers, no Diana Ross, David Bowie, Madonna, Mick Jagger, Duran Duran, Grace Jones or B-52's, not even Daft Punk or Pharrell Williams – to name only a very very few. And certainly no "Le Freak"

Where: Tempodrom, Möckernstr. 10, 10963 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Meanwhile, Majid Bekkas and Alaa Zouiten's "Arab Song Jam" open the first "Gnaoua Festival Berlin" – 3 days of Gnaoua galore @

Where: Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstr. 32, 12049 Berlin // When: 19:30
See last week's picks...

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The independent filmmaker, sound researcher and wanderer Vincent Moon will be back at Wolf for a one off audiovisual performance and the German premiere of his feature film‚ "Hibridos, the spirits of Brazil" - co-directed and produced with Priscilla Telmon.

HIBRIDOS, THE SPIRITS OF BRAZIL, directed by Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon, 88min, 2018

Hibridos is a 3 years research into Brazilian spiritualities - from the largest catholic procession in the world to a never before seen indigenous ritual in the Mato Grosso, from healing ceremonies in spiritist centres to Ayahuasca driven avant-garde rituals in Rio de Janeiro…

An ethnographic journey into the world of sacred ceremonies and their diversity, as well as a trip into cinema as a pure poetic language. Without any voices paving the...

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The latest Songlines edition includes an extended feature on "underrated albums" titled as "The Greatest Albums You've Never Heard", where its editors suggest some of their favorite hidden gems.

Among many treasures, our 2001 Piranha release "The Last Balkan Tango: An Apocalyptic Dance Party" by Boris Kovac & LaDaABa Orchest.

It comes as a recommendation from Songlines' editor-in-chief Simon Broughton himself, who among others, mentions;

"This is Boris Kovac's surreal and unforgetable response to the break-up of Yugoslavia. [...] This album has a cathartic power that most definitely endures."

Read more about the album HERE

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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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