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Thursday 22 FEBRUARY



One half Ukranian and Polish traditions, one half Jazz, electronics and World Music – Dagadana, equally striking musically as well as emotionally and visually

Supported – as featured in our 4 JANUARY picks – by OKO

Where: Maschinenhaus, Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Alternative option for the evening – see last week's picks: Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird

Where: Waschhaus Potsdam, Schiffbauergasse 6, 14467 Potsdam // When: 20:00
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Friday 23 – Sunday 25 FEBRUARY



The live reunion of legendary East German topical cabaret Wenzel & Mensching should be the coup de main for the general public – but there's lots more on offer to music lovers and polit rockers alike @ the 19th edition of

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Thursday 15 FEBRUARY



The darling singer/songwriter of the gender generation – Ezra Furman

Where: Festsaal Kreuzberg, Am Flutgraben 2, 12435 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Also – leftover from last week's picks: "Ocaña, Königin der Ramblas"

Where: Neuköllner Oper, Karl-Marx-Straße 131-133, 12043 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Friday 16 FEBRUARY – PIRANHA SPECIAL


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On the occasion of Berlinale Piranha Recording Artist Fermin Muguruza presents the animated movie of his comic "Black is beltza" – a story about racicsm against black people. Accompanied by live gigs of Fermin himself, Charlat58, Matah, Ceci Bastida and DJs Lucha Amada

Where: Clash im Mehringhof...

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First single to be released digitally on 23 February is Solly Sebotso's ‘’Rampoka’’ from PIR3165 I'm Not Here To Hunt Rabbits.

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.



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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Thursday 8 FEBRUARY

To be able to build the Aswan High Dam, in 1964 50.000 Nubians from 33 villages got relocated to Kom Ombo, mostly – resulting in a different way of life altogether. As part of "Black History Month 2018", "Beyond Spring – African Film Series: Voyage to Nubia / Into the Sun – Lyrics of the Nubian Experience of Migration" takes a look into the Nubian migration experience with a couple of short films and a lecture about the experiences reflection in Nubian songs

Where: Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstraße 32, 12049 Neukölln, Berlin, Germany // When: 19:30
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For additional dips into Nubian song, check out 2 pillars of our Piranha Records repertoire – the late great "Walk like a Nubian" classic Ali Hassan Kuban and Mahmoud Fadl

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We are happy to spread the news today - on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, that all the videos produced within the project "Building bridges between Africa and Europe to tackle FGM" are finilised and available to watch online.

These videos include not only all collective projects that were written and filmed during the two trainings that AIDOS organised in 2017 in Burkina Faso and Uganda but also others that the participants of the trainings produced afterwards. You can read more about the trainings produced by AIDOS here.

The 8 videos showcase an incredible set of different storytelling techniques and views, with one common goal: to promote the abandonment of FGM.

Take a look at the videos and listen to some songs taken from our Piranha...

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