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Thursday 15 MARCH

While Haus der Kulturen der Welt is finishing up day # 1 of its 3 day symposium "Dangerous Conjunctures" attempting to catch up on the concepts of race, nation and class as discussed in Étienne Balibar's and Immanuel Wallerstein's "Race, nation, classe – Les identités ambiguës" ( "Race, Nation, Class – Ambiguos Identities " / 1988 ), Leo Pellegrino, Matt Doe and David "King of Sludge" Parks aka Too many Zooz rock the house with their Big Apple model of busking @

Where: YAAM, An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin // When: 21:00
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bi'bak – as pre-announced in last week's picks – meanwhile wraps up its film series "Leaving and Staying: Perspectives on Mobility in African Film" with "Touki Bouki"

Where: bi'bak, Prinzenallee 59, 13359...

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Thursday 8 MARCH – Friday 23 MARCH / Friday 9 MARCH – Sunday 11 MARCH

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"The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" – Zeughauskino / DHM

Accompanied by film series "Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Komponieren für die Leinwand" @ Zeughauskino, Deutsche Oper invites to "Symposium: Opera and Film" about the interdependencies between both media / formats. Film programme @ Zeughauskino from Thursday 8 to Friday 23 March; symposium @ Deutsche Oper from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 March

SymposiumWhere: Deutsche Oper, Bismarckstraße 35, 10627 Berlin // When: Friday 9 March, 15:00 / Saturday 10 March, 10:00 / Sunday 11 March, 11:00 – Admission free
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Film programmeWhere: Zeughauskino, Unter den Linden 2, Deutsches Historisches Museum ( Eingang Spreeseite ), 10117 Berlin // ...

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Now you can Pre Order our new record:

I'm Not Here To Hunt Rabbits tells the story of whole community of African country blues masters with a totally original guitar technique.

No one would have thought that there’d be some sweet, folksy music being made in a remote corner of the world that almost no one had heard of until YouTube came along.

And indeed there is - a community of musicians from Botswana playing guitar in a way most of us have never thought possible—unless you happened to be following a handful of viral internet videos, clicked more than a million times.

For the first time now this music is being recorded and going to be released on an audiophile 180g vinyl and digitaly through Piranha Records in co-ooperation with The Vital Record on April 27.

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Thursday 1 MARCH

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Since 1997 director Peter Atanassov's and producer Sibylle Arndt's aufBruch Gefängnistheater delivers one production after another of serious theater, starring laymen inmates, usually staged behind bars. The Thursday 1 MARCH permiere of "Parsifal" – after Richard Wagner's original opera – will not be available for you if you have not booked in advance – booking from 16 years of age up has to be completed five days ahead with personal legitimization. Upcoming dates and procedure details here

Where: JVA Tegel, Seidelstraße 39, 13507 Berlin // When: 17:30
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Very well available on short notice instead – as pre-announced in last week's picks – is Piranha Recording Artist Lorin Sklamberg with his...

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The first single from our upcoming vinyl release PIR3165 I'm Not Here To Hunt Rabbits is now available online!

Solly Sebotso's ‘’Rampoka’’ is played over the neck of the guitar which is typical to most of the guitar players of the area, the song perfectly matches the light-footedness of the African melodies with the down-to-earth sound of early acoustic Country Blues – a "Botswana Music Guitar" masterwork that will certainly leave you wanting more.

Listen to the single on Spotify // iTunes // DEEZER // SoundCloud

I'm Not Here To Hunt Rabbits is coming out on audiophile 180g vinyl and digitally as "I'm not here to hunt Rabbits” on Piranha Records in co-operation with The Vital Record on 27 April 2018.

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