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Thursday 19 APRIL – Sunday 22 APRIL

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"Whose floorboards? Whose stage? What is being performed? And whose world is it anyway?" – Just a few of the many questions negotiated by Christoph Winkler and Robert Ssempijja and dancers in their intensive view into the relationships between contemporary African and European dance "Die Bretter, die die Welt bedeuten" ( The Boards that mean the World to us )

Where: Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15, 10437 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Thursday 19 APRIL also – as pre-announced in last week's picks – offers "Jüdische Liturgie im Jazzgewand – 75 Jahre Aufstand im Warschauer Ghetto", commemorating the begining of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Where: Epiphanienkirche, Knobelsdorffstraße 72/74, 14059 Berlin // When:...

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Thursday 12 APRIL



Conceived in 1996 and famously featured in Fatih Akin's 2005 documentary "Crossing the Bridge – The Sound of Istanbul", Istanbul 4-piece BaBa ZuLa are the spearhead of Turkish Psychedelia / Progressive

Where: Bi Nuu, Schlesisches Tor, 10997 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Meanwhile – as already featured in last week's picks – the original originator of Reggae and Dub Lee "Scratch" Perry live on stage @

Where: YAAM, An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin // When: 19:30 ( Doors )
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Friday 13 APRIL



Tying in almost seamlessly with Lee Perry's show in the same location the day before is Perry's sixites contemporary and figurehead of Reggae's following generations, Horace Andy. Mere 67 years of age – and still on top...

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We are excitided to see one of our Piranha Publishing artists - The KutiMangoes, having their showcase at Jazzahead this year.

6-piece The KutiMangoes from Denmark have crossed borders, thrilling audiences from Copenhagen to South Korea and Africa. They respectfully took the Black Continents' music traditions and fused them with their own Western musical backgrounds to create their own sound. Their debut “Afro-Fire” (2014) won “Best World Music Album” and “Best World Music Track” at the Danish Grammy Awards.



Are you attending? Make sure not to miss this immersive Afro-beat band from the North!

DATE: Fri 20 April 2018
TIME: 00:00 - 00:40
LOCATION: Kulturzentrum Schlachthof

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PIRANHA PRESENTS: Mulatu Astatke - the "father of Ethio-Jazz" for a double night show on 23 & 24 April 2018.

After his sold-out concert at Club Gretchen last November, Mulatu Astatke revisits our city for two unique concerts in two different venues;

April 23 | Club Gretchen SOLD OUT - more info here
April 24 | Berghain Panorama Bar SOLD OUT - 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 70 - is one of the most influential musicians in Africa. Take a look at the interview we did with him during his last visit in Berlin for an insight to...

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