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PICKS OF THE WEEK

BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - XJazz

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Thursday 3 MAY – PIRANHA HEIRATSKLÄNGE SPECIAL



As we prepare to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the mother of all world music festivals, our legendary "HeimatKlänge" across Reichstag in Tiergarten, "Heimatklänge 2002 – Heiratsklänge" festival act Orchestra Baobab
returns to the Berlin stage – see you there!

Where: Festsaal Kreuzberg, Am Flutgraben 2, 12435 Berlin// When: 20:00
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As featured in last week's picks – keep in mind:

Our own Piranha Events look into everyday life in the Muslim community, " … wie im Film!?" folds with two more evenings @

Where: Kulturzentrum der Bosniaken, Adalbertstraße 94, 10999 Berlin // When: Wednesday 2 MAY – 19:30
Where: be'kech, Exerzierstrasse 14, 13357 Berlin // When: Thursday 3 MAY – 19:30
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Still running until Friday 4 MAY"re:publica 2018" @

Where: STATION-Berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 4 – 6, 10963 Berlin // When: Wednesday 2 MAY – 13:15
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Friday 4 MAY



60 years after their first tour of Europe including Germany, Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto headline "WEPA! Cumbia Roots Festival Berlin" @

Where: YAAM, An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin // When: 21:00
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Saturday 5 MAY



It's been 30 years that Swiss music/performance project Les Reines Prochaines seized power – anniversary party @

Where: Bi Nuu, Schlesisches Tor, 10997 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Sunday 6 MAY



Mette Rasmussen on alto sax, an impression of what you might expect @ "Next International", the finissage concert to "Underground and Improvisation" – x 8! Ken Vandermark and Louis Rastig put together a workshop octet of leading exponents of current improvisers for the occasion that will distinctly dip into the FMP / Globe Unity
catalogue @ the heart of the exhibition

Where: Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin // When: 19:30
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Monday 7 MAY



Watch Brad Mehldau walk the streets of Prenzlauer Berg in 1999 @ 6:46 ff – musing about his flirt with the city at the time including our "great" food! An atmospheric portrait – update to 2018 @

Where: Konzerthaus, Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Tuesday 8 MAY + Wednesday 9 MAY

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Pickin' up on # 1 + 2 last May, Natasha A. Kelly presents "M(a)y Sister # 3 – blues in schwarz weiss" and "M(a)y Sister # 4 – zwischen avenui und kreuzberg" of her series remembering and honoring Afro-German poet May Ayim. An evening about the Blues and his importance for black communities everywhere on Tuesday – and a "performative" Berlin tour on Wednesday

Where: HAU3, Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Check out Linton Kwesi Johnson's utterly moving "Reggae for May Ayim" on the occasion – lyrics to read along here


Wednesday 9 MAY – Sunday 13 MAY – PIRANHA SPECIAL



Launched in 2014, "XJazz Festival" almost immediately succeeded in refreshing Berlin's Jazz scene – artists and public alike. 2018 edition featuring Manu Katché, Polyversal Souls & Guy One, Piranha recording artist Stella Chiweshe, Tomasz Stanko, Milad Khawam, Roedelius & Kasar, Joachim Kühn / Johanna Summerer and many many more …

Where: Various Locations // When: Wednesday 9 MAY – Sunday 13 MAY
Click here for complete "XJAZZ 2018" Programme and here for the facebook event


Thursday 10 MAY



Wiener Schmäh can not be topped! Least of all when it comes with Rock'n'Roll and Pop Schmackes like Kreisky's

Where: Kantine am Berghain, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Forward in all directions!

Stop! Go!

Your Piranha Manhorsing Gallopers

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