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BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - Modara

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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 of his game entirely!

Where: YAAM, An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Friday 13 APRIL + Saturday 14 APRIL

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Dragonerareal / Hebbel am Ufer

Following up on earlier activities – see 4 JANUARY's picks – is Bezirksamt Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg's "Zeitgeschichtliches Symposium Dragonerareal 1850 – 2018" on how to handle the area properly in the future according to its historical significance. Registration asked for @ Planergemeinschaft für Stadt und Raum eG

Where: HAU1, Stresemannstraße 29, 10963 Berlin // When: 10 – 18:30 ( Fri ) / 9 – 13:15 ( Sat )
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Saturday 14 APRIL – PIRANHA SPECIAL I



Piranha Recording Artists Marko Markovic Brass Band back @ fellow Piranha Recording Artist Robert Soko's "BalkanBeats" – with loads of new material presented live in Berlin for the first time and a long hot party pumping on into the night afterwards

Where: Lido, Cuvrystrasse 7, 10997 Berlin // When: 21:00 ( Door )
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Sunday 15 APRIL + Monday 16 APRIL – PIRANHA SPECIAL II



After an extensive working phase – see 15 MARCH's picks – Divan der Kontinente's and Piranha Events' "Modara Festival" finally takes to the stage. Musicians from all kinds of backgrounds and cultures transformed Persion poet Rumi's idea of Modara – a place of pure and peaceful encounter and dissolution of the self – into the here and now: contemporary, urban, beyond all conventional genres, international – Berlin 2018

Where: Heimathafen Neukölln, Karl-Marx-Straße 141, 12043 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Monday 16 APRIL



Our favourite Nölbacke, his lovely grumpyness Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds @

Where: Max-Schmeling-Halle, Am Falkpl. 1, 10437 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Tuesday 17 APRIL – PRANHA / WOMEX SPECIAL



Straight from his appearance on the WOMEX stage @ SXSW 2018 with Yemen BluesOmer Avital with Qantar and their totally confident musical bridging of Omer's Arab-Jewish origins and the sound of his adapted New York home

Where: Quasimodo, Kantstr. 12 a, 10623 Berlin // When: 22:00
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Wednesday 18 APRIL – PIRANHA SPECIAL III



The rock on which our Piranha Balkan repertory was built from 1998's "Radio Pascani" on – Fanfare Ciocarlia! Sold out and rightly so – but where there's a will, there's a way AND there's gonna be a next time, too! Already announded: Saturday 19 JANUARY, same location

Where: Lido, Cuvrystrasse 7, 10997 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Thursday 19 APRIL

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Alleged Warsaw Ghetto revolters being searched for weapons / Stroop Report / Unknown photographer / Wikimedia

75 years ago to the day, a group of resisters within the Warsaw Ghetto refused to surrender to SS-Brigadeführer Jürgen Stroop – the begining of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. "Jüdische Liturgie im Jazzgewand – 75 Jahre Aufstand im Warschauer Ghetto" commemorates the events with Zvi Kolitz' story "Jossel Rakower spricht zu Gott", accompanied by a concert combining Jazz with elements of Jewish music of the kind you hear in the synagogue

Where: Epiphanienkirche, Knobelsdorffstraße 72/74, 14059 Berlin // When: 19:00


"achtung berlin – new berlin film award"

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Starting with the screening of "Zwei im falschen Film" @ the festival's Opening Gala @ Kino International on Wednesday 11 APRIL, "achtung berlin – new berlin film award"'s 14th edition heads into a tight week of new productions from Berlin and Brandenburg. Programme and all information here

Where: Various locations // When: Wednesday 11 APRIL – Wednesday 18 APRIL
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Forward in all directions!

Your

Berlin / Brandenburg Piranha Cowgirls + -boys

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Lead Photo: Divan der Kontinente @ JazzFest Berlin 2015

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