HomeBERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - The Future is F*E*M*A*L*E


BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - The Future is F*E*M*A*L*E

Thursday 14 SEPTEMBER – Saturday 23 SEPTEMBER

"The Future is F*E*M*A*L*E*"! Men* – together with women*, trans*, inter* et cetera – are explicitely welcome at Franziska Werner's and Cora Frost's 10 day festival executing a feminist-utopian community right here in the present. "We want to make you laugh until you cry!", the organizer's battlecry goes: "We want to get your opinions and see your dance moves! We want to practice boxing, learn together, discuss and drink schnaps or lemonade with you!". See you there

Where: Sophiensæle, Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin // When: Thursday 14 SEPTEMBER – Saturday 23 SEPTEMBER
Complete programme of performances, club nights, theater, dance, stand-up comedy, lectures, workshops and parties @ Sophiensæle
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Rocking KGB-Kunstwoche 2017 into its final weekend among Zuricat, Jon Campbell, Kenichi and DJane Bianca Kruk at KGB-Sounds are legendary Bavarian art rockers F.S.K. . The rare exception of a band equally heavy on both theorie and practice, over the years they worked the entire spectrum from folky Ländlers to that Throbbing from your consoles with equal inspiration and artistic success. One band of a kind – and free admission, too!

Where: Heimathafen Neukölln, Karl-Marx-Straße 141, 12043 Berlin // When: 20:30
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Saturday 16 SEPTEMBER

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One example of the plethora of communities that found a happy home at "Tempelhofer Freiheit", as its lovers like to call it, are the kite flyers. Festival der Riesendrachen is their annual field day right there on their home turf. Free admission

Where: Tempelhofer Feld, Tempelhofer Damm, 12101 Berlin // When: 11:00
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Juan José Mosalini y su Gran Orquesta de Tango – The high art of Tango Nuevo by its leading representative

Where: Konzerthaus Berlin / Kleiner Saal, Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin // When: 20:00
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The legend of Instrumental Hip-Hop presenting his spaced out latest album "The Mountain will fall" with his trademark live performance of live mixing and DJing plus apporopriate visuals

Where: Festsaal Kreuzberg, Am Flutgraben 2, 12435 Berlin // When: 20:00
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The "Ballade vom Spieler und seiner Zuckerpuppe" in the Wild American West – it's not German politics yet, but since our strong tendency to follow-up might as well soon be, too. Under the banner of "Demokratie feiern – demokratisch wählen!", on the eve of our Bundestagswahl, the GDR's most famous dissident Wolf Bierman, his manager and wife Pamela and GDR Jazz all-star ensemble ZentralQuartett tour the nation with a programme of good ol' Agitprop – political agitation with a little tongue in cheek

Where: Berliner Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1, 10785 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Tuesday 19 SEPTEMBER

The family that plays together, stays together! Old School Bigband Brass playing at the pulse of all the new styles from Hip-Hop to Rock, Reggae to Gypsy is what seven sons of Jazz trumpet player Phil Cohran are up to as Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Since 1990, successfully, and running

Where: Gretchen, Obentrautstr. 19 – 21, 10963 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Wednesday 20 SEPTEMBER

Absolutely sweet and lovely – rediscovering the great Herbie Mann as Magnus Lindgren's Stockholm Underground does with his "Tribute to Herbie Mann" was long overdue! The concert, special guest Till Brönner, is sold out – but there's always someone with an extra ticket – isn't there?

Where: Berliner Philharmonie / Kammermusiksaal, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1, 10785 Berlin // When: 20:00

And if there's actually no one with an extra ticket – console yourself with this one:


Piranha Records / WOMEX team member Anna Leevia invites to the first of a series of 10 events she'll be doing @ Jackie O. Listening Sessions 1001: The Journey – a cosy evening, with ambient, experimental and world music to enjoy in a setting of mattresses, beds, cushions and the like helpful to have a proper "sitting" or "lounging" party, as she likes to call it. There will be free tea, flowers, 2 fireplaces, projections on the trees and some more goodies. If
necessary, there will also be heating inside the tent

Where: Jacki O, Köpenicker Chaussee 1 – 4, 10317 Berlin // When: Sunday 17 SEPTEMBER, 18:00
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Before they will be part of the offWOMEX line up at WOMEX 17 in Katowice at the end of October, 47Soul from Palestine and the UK pay visit to WOMEX home town Berlin for the pre-release of their new album "Balfron Promise". The Pioneers of Shamstep, the new electronic music that is fundamentally Levantine and unmistakably London:

Where: Yaam, An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin // When: Wednesday 20 SEPTEMBER, 20:00
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Headlining Photo: Sophiensæle / © Anna Vankooij

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