BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - Listen to the World


BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - Listen to the World


Thursday 15 MARCH

While Haus der Kulturen der Welt is finishing up day # 1 of its 3 day symposium "Dangerous Conjunctures" attempting to catch up on the concepts of race, nation and class as discussed in Étienne Balibar's and Immanuel Wallerstein's "Race, nation, classe – Les identités ambiguës" ( "Race, Nation, Class – Ambiguos Identities " / 1988 ), Leo Pellegrino, Matt Doe and David "King of Sludge" Parks aka Too many Zooz rock the house with their Big Apple model of busking @

Where: YAAM, An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin // When: 21:00
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bi'bak – as pre-announced in last week's picks – meanwhile wraps up its film series "Leaving and Staying: Perspectives on Mobility in African Film" with "Touki Bouki"

Where: bi'bak, Prinzenallee 59, 13359 Berlin // When: 19:30
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Friday 16 MARCH – Sunday 25 MARCH

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Julius Eastman / Berliner Festspiele © Donald W. Burkhardt

Julius Eastman ( 1940 – 1990 ) is the sole subject of "MaerzMusik 2018"'s festive opening – part of the programme is "Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc", a January 2017 interpretation here. All sorts of performances, exhibitions, reading and listening sessions plus an extensive conference will follow in the course of the internationally acclaimed festival of contemporary music until Sunday 25 MARCH

Opening Where: Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Saturday 17 MARCH

Mash-up! Full frontal assault on conventional sexual, gender and body stereotypes by Brazilian trans* acts Linn da Quebrada and Solange, tô aberta! @ "¡mashup! – Trans-Brazix-Party"

Where: Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Naunynstr. 27, 10997 Berlin // When: 20:00
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With "Modara Festival", chamber orchestra Divan der Kontinente and Piranha Events celebrate the beauty of cultural transformation. Persian poet Rumi's idea of Modara is a place of pure and peaceful encounter and dissolution of the self into something completely new. This the second rehearsal for the musicians to experiment and improvise to find their language for the festival's ultimate performances in April

Where: Galerie Kremers Berlin, Schmiedehof 17, 10965 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Sunday 18 MARCH

The Timple is @ the heart and soul of Tonin Corujo Quartett's celebration of the Canary Islands' vintage music. Tradition and vision – old and anew

Where: SOEHT 7 Ateliers im ehemaligen Frauengefängnis Lichterfelde, Söhtstraße 7, 12203 Berlin // When: 16:00
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Monday 19 MARCH

They are from Vienna, multilingual, multicultural, multimusically combining Iranian folklore with AfroCuban jazz and the like to – yet perceive themselves as "The Contemporary Sound of Iran". Golnar & Mahan @

Where: b-flat, Dircksenstr. 40, 10178 Berlin // When: 21:00
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Tuesday 20 MARCH

After the family's relocation back to Greece, Stuttgart born Melina Aslanidou emerged as one of the most successful singers of the country's roots and traditions as well as its current international Pop music. "Greek Spirit 2018" tour stopping over @

Where: Universität der Künste, Hardenbergstraße 33, 10623 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Wednesday 21 MARCH

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Berlin – Stadt der Revolte / Ch. Links Verlag

Maybe for some little inspiration to carry on with the task – Michael Sontheimer's and Peter Wensierski's "Berlin – Stadt der Revolte" serves as an Atlas of locations of acts of protest in Berlin's younger history – from the city's first anti-authoritarian kinderladen to where Ulrike Meinhof used to live, gay bookstore Prinz Eisenherz to Uweltbibliothek and Mainzer Straße. Book launch with the authors

Where: Pfefferberg-Theater, Schönhauser Allee 176 / Haus 15, 10119 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Historical Recording Session - Tatars / © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Ethnologisches Museum

Humboldt Forum – to be opened in 2019 – begins to casts its shadows! "[laut] Die Welt hören" ( "[sound] Listening to the World" ) – a project by Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss in co-operation with Ethnologisches Museum, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Stiftung Stadtmuseum and Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH with AMAR Foundation / Beirut and support by Arab Fund for Arts and Culture AFAC – takes a look into the fascination of sound in different cultures and times. Festive opening @ Humboldt Box, then a guided soundwalk to Umspannwerk am Alexanderplatz and there things get really going – fully booked already, we're afraid. Among the featured artists one of the pillars of Piranha Records since 1988 – Zimbabwen Mbira Queen Stella Chiweshe

Where: Humboldt-Box, Schlossplatz 5, 10178 Berlin // When: Opening Thursday 22 MARCH 17:00 / Exhibition dates until Sunday 16 SEPTEMBER 2018 10:00 – 19:00
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Forward in all directions!


Jolly Piranha* Mash-up


Lead Photo: Linn da Quebrada – "blasFêmea | Mulher"

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