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BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - Mondparsifal

Thursday 12 OCTOBER



Already in their 49th year – Gong. No founding member with them anymore – yet still carrying the torch of the legendary Canterbury Sound of the likes of Wilde Flowers, Soft Machine and Caravan – and especially that of their mastermind of 35 years, the late Daevid Allen, see "How to stay alive" clip above

Where: Quasimodo, Kantstr. 12 a, 10623 Berlin // When: 22:00
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Friday 13 OCTOBER

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Hereros and Nama / Museum Treptow

It did get worse, unbelievable as that seems – but "Deutsche Kolonialausstellung" @ "Berliner Gewerbe Ausstellung 1986" was certainly bad f … ing crazy enough. Hereros and Nama for instance – see picture above – were presented in what was claimed to be their "natural" habitat – leaves you speechless, really. "zurückGESCHAUT" – produced in co-operation with Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland e.V. and Berlin Postkolonial e.V. – takes on German history as a colonial power in light of the infamous expo. Opening of the permanent exhibition:

Where: Museum Treptow, Sterndamm 102, 12487 Berlin // When: 19:00
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Saturday 14 OCTOBER



21st century Soul – state of the art. Canadian singer Ladan Hussein a.k.a. Al Spx a.k.a. Cold Specks

Where: Musik & Frieden, Falckensteinstr. 48, 10997 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Saturday 14 OCTOBER – PIRANHA SPECIAL

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First chance to get in on "Arigato Amigo", BalkanBeats Soundsystem's upcoming new album @ "BalkanBeats Sound System Foreplay" @

Where: Lido, Cuvrystrasse 7, 10997 Berlin // When: 23:00
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More about the release here


Sunday 15 OCTOBER

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Mondparsifal Beta 9-23 / © Jan Bauer, Courtesy of Jonathan Meese

Shoot Richard Wagner's "Parsifal" into space altogether? Seems quite appropriate - totally spaced out as it is anyway – what with all that wacko redeeming business and stuff. After his unsuccessful attempt with real Wagner @ Bayreuth, Jonathan Meese took on a new musical interpretation of the work by Bernhard Lang"Mondparsifal Beta 9-23". Get in the mood with Meese jollily berserking – as is his usual way – about the project beforehand @ youtube

Where: Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Schaperstr. 24, 10719 Berlin // When: 18:00 // Also Monday 16 OCTOBER + Wednesday 18 OCTOBER, 19:00
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Monday 16 OCTOBER



When they're not backing up Ed Sheeran, lately, Beoga are among the torchbearers of Irish Folk in their own right – deeply rooted in tradition, yet absolutely here and now

Where: Quasimodo, Kantstraße 12a, 10623 Berlin // When: 22:00
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Tuesday 17 OCTOBER

One of these decisions again. Brazileiros Azymuth?



Where: Gretchen, Obentrautstr. 19 - 21, 10963 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Or El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico?



Where: Festsaal Kreuzberg, Am Flutgraben 2, 12435 Berlin // When: 19:00
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Wednesday 18 OCTOBER – PIRANHA SPECIAL



Still humming to Beoga's tunes? Here's "HeimatKlänge" Folkrock legends Oysterband with a version of the Sonny Curtis / Bobby Fuller Four classic "I fought the Law" feat. Yarinistan recorded @ SFB studios during their residency at "HeimatKlänge"'s debut seaon in 1988:



And live 29 years on @

Where: Frannz Club, Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Thursday 19 OCTOBER



Louis Thomas Hardin a.k.a. Moondog interpreted by Iwan Gunawan and his Gamelan ensemble with Stefan Lakatos - a match quite obviously made in heaven! Kick-off of a series of five "Raung Raya" - a series of five concerts of Indonesian music

Where: Berghain / Panorama Bar, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin // When: 20:00
Very limited group tickets for all five concerts available @ Resident Advisor
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Thursday 19 OCTOBER – PIRANHA SPECIAL



Selma Uamusse – the voice of the next generation of Mozambique; more here

Where: Prachtwerk, Ganghoferstraße 2, 12043 Berlin // When: Thursday 19 OCTOBER, 19:30
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PIRANHA FLICK OF THE WEEK



Berlin – forever having to become and never actually be, as Karl Scheffler's famous 1910 dictum goes ( "Dazu verdammt, immerfort zu werden und niemals zu sein" ), a city of constant change. Can you ever arrive in a place like that? Brazilians Melissa Dullius & Gustavo Jahn take the unhurried approach – by container ship passage across the Atlantic Ocean – and the cautious one: slowly learning about their new home and adjusting to it; gently interweaving their private life with their work as filmmakers and conceptual artists; step by step making their everyday routines into the movie that is "Muito Romântico" – the story of Melissa and Gustavo in Berlin up to now and what needs to be added spiritually by the individual to make the city your home. Co-produced by head of Piranha Film, Luca Jacob

Where: Wolf, Weserstraße 59, 12045 Berlin // When: From Thursday 12 OCTOBER, for screening schedule see Wolf
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Screening plus open discussion with the film makers

Where: Wolf, Weserstraße 59, 12045 Berlin // When: Thursday 12 OCTOBER, 19:30

Performance "Fluxus et Refluxus" – the original point of departure for "Muito Romântico". Double projection with live dubbing

Where: Wolf, Weserstraße 59, 12045 Berlin // When: Saturday 14 OCTOBER, 20:00 Screening 19:30


Lead Photo: Mondparsifal Beta 9-23 / © Jan Bauer, Courtesy of Jonathan Meese

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