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BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - Divan Berlin-İstanbul


"Divan Berlin-İstanbul" – 2 evenings @ Heimathafen Neukölln, see below

Thursday 13 SEPTEMBER

Championed by groove luminary Gilles Peterson – among others – Ezra Collective are among the spearheads of a new generation of Brit Jazz. Deeply in the know about the genre's history – yet more than keen for new flavour and style

Where: Gretchen, Obentrautstr. 19 – 21, 10963 Berlin // When: 21:00
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Meanwhile Piranha Recording Artist Stella Chiweshe"Kasahwa: Early Singles" record release @

Where: YAAM, An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin // When: 19:00 ( Doors )
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After yesterday's "Ouverture du Festival" @ Hotel Barnimer Hof / Basdorf – "15. Chanson–Festival Georges Brassens" spreads across Berlin for an evening – Wandlitz and Biesenthal included – to celebrate said French poet, writer and singer. Catalina Claro and Michel Maestro grace the line-up @

Where: Kunstfabrik Schlot, Invalidenstr. 117, 10115 Berlin // When: 20:30
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Concurrent Festival Brassens events at the same time @ Theater am Wandlitzsee, Kulturhaus Centre Bagatelle, Café Auszeit @ Biesenthal and Bahnhofstube Zühlsdort
Comprehensive festival programme from Thursday 13Saturday 22 SEPTEMBER here and here

Saturday 15 SEPTEMBER

One of the leading representatives of a new generation of South Tyrolian musicians freshly reclaiming their regional musical roots in contemporary style – Herbert Pixner. Taking it to the Berlin stage with his Herbert Pixner Projekt @

Where: UdK Konzertsaal, Hardenbergstr. 33, 10623 Berlin // When: 20:00
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It's 20 years on from his biggest solo success "What it's like" – but Everlast and his Hip-Hop / Singer/Songwriter / Roots act are still goin' strong

Where: Columbia Theater, Columbiadamm 9 – 11, 10965 Berlin // When: 20:00
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When Annika Reich asked writers from conflict areas what else they wished for beyond safety for themselves and their families – the predominant answer was: write on. "Weiter Schreiben", a project by Wir machen das helps them with it + "Offenes DT" 2 times a season creates some publicity. Featured artists this time around: Galal Alahmadi, Tanja Dückers, Noor Kanj, Wassim Mukdad and Svenja Leiber. Moderator: Annika Reich. Translator: Günther Orth

Where: Deutsches Theater, Schumannstr. 13 a, 10117 Berlin // When: 19:30 – free admission
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Tuesday 18 SEPTEMBER

It's not exactly that sixties candy anymore – but still no less enchanting! Toots and The Maytals - Reggae got Soul @

Where: Festsaal Kreuzberg, Am Flutgraben 2, 12435 Berlin // When: 21:00
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Wednesday 19 – Sunday 23 SEPTEMBER

Admission --,50 € for kids – that's how sweet + lovely a kind of festival REC Filmfestival Berlin with REC for Kids is. Beyond that, it's equally important + inspiring! 2 festivals in one – one for youths aged 15 to 27, the other for kids aged 6 to 15. 69 movies from up and coming filmmakers from 20 countries – handling every topic on their creators' generation's agenda

Where: ufaFabrik, Viktoriastr. 10 – 18, 12105 Berlin // When: 9:00 – 24:00 – detailed programme here
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Thursday 20 + Friday 21 SEPTEMBER – PIRANHA SPECIAL

Next step for Cymin Samawatie's Trickster Orchestra and their ongoin' "Divan der Kontinente" project. For "Divan Berlin–İstanbul" they got together with Istanbul's Hezarfen Ensemble. 2 vibrating cities – 2 ensembles – 6 poets. Contemporary Middle Asian and Middle European musicians and poets in artistic dialogue to come up with a mixture of both their different cultures – the hybrid sound of "Divan Berlin–İstanbul". Day 1 – Thursday – with insights into the 3 phases / modules of the working proces successfully completed. Day 2 – Friday - with the world premiere of the finished work

Where: Heimathafen Neukölln // When: 20:30
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Lead Photo: Trickster Orchestra – JazzFest Berlin 2015

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