BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - Berlin-DNA


BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - Berlin-DNA


Thursday 5 APRIL – Sunday 8 APRIL

Together with Mobile Kino, Panorama Colombia presents the 4th edition of "Panorama Colombia", "PCB 2018" – official selection, shorts selection, a videoart programm and "Aguaelulo's Sonico & Bestial", the festival's official party @ Gretchen

Where: Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, 10178 Berlin // When: Thursday 5 – Sunday 8 APRIL, for comprehensive programme see "Panorama Colombia" or Babylon
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"Aguaelulo's Sonico & Bestial" Party Where: Gretchen, Obentrautstr. 19-21, 10963 Berlin // When: Saturday 7 April, 23:00
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Jonas Hellborg's and Vinx' Thursday 5 APRIL show "Duality" – as pre-announced in last week's picks – has been postponed and replaced by a Jonas Hellborg solo show

Where: A-Trane, Pestalozzistraße 105, 10625 Berlin // When: 21:00
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Friday 6 APRIL – Sunday 8 APRIL

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Edward W. Said and Daniel Barenboim in Seville, 2002 / Barenboim-Said Akademie gGmbH

Its first year of programmes completed, Pierre Boulez Saal's hosts the first "Edward W. Said Days" in honor of Daniel Barenboim's partner in mind building up Barenboim-Said Akademie and Pierre Boulez Saal. "On late Style: Music & Maturity" ( Fri ), "Teju Cole: A Quartet for Edward Said" ( Sat ) and "Late Palestine: Struggle, Exile and Home" ( Sun ) take a look into Said's last major work "On late Style" and honor the man, his philosophy and impact

Where: Pierre Boulez Saal, Französische Straße 33 D, 10117 Berlin // When: Fri / Sat / Sun 18:30
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Saturday 7 APRIL

The great Ross Daly will not be part of "Dostluk Makami – Klangvolle Freundschaft", but maybe his sidemen in his 2015 performance with BTMK Ensemble will. It's their first 20 years, BTMK Bergmannstraße – Berlin Türk Musikisi Konservatuari / Konservatorium für türkische Musik Berlin – celebrates with this special event, bringing together Türk Sanat Müziği Korosu, Fenerbahçe Mahallesi Gönüllü Evi and the BTMK Ensemble at the homebase of cultural and political encounter in Tempelhof

Where: ufaFabrik, Viktoriastr. 10-18, U6 Ullsteinstrasse, 12105 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Born to a Belgian father and a Congolese mother, official WOMEX 2014 Showcase artist Baloji moves between the extremes naturally. Traditional African Folk, state of the art metropolitan production PLUS the pleasures and and wit of la Sape – a certified match made in Global Pop heaven

Win free tickets! 2 x 2 – with a short mail to to enter the draw

Where: Gretchen, Obentrautstr. 19-21, 10963 Berlin // When: 20:30
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Monday 9 APRIL

We here in Berlin are only second in line – following the programme's Elbphilharmonie debut in Hamburg last September – but what's a couple of months after waiting for 45 years? German proto rocker Achim Reichel dips deep into his psychedelic past with "A.R. & Machines". Have a safe trip ;-)

Where: Admiralspalast, Friedrichstraße 101, 10117 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Tuesday 10 APRIL

Remember last week's picks' Jack White and his complaint about the Blues not being cherished enough by the younger generations any more? Here's another chance with sixties Blues boom giant Charlie Musselwhite teaming up again with Ben Harper – who certainly doesn't even give Jack White a reason to complain

Where: Huxleys Neue Welt, Hasenheide 107 – 113, 10967 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Wednesday 11 APRIL

A week after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Saxony born anti-communist Josef Bachmann attempted the assassination of the spokesman of Germany's students movement of the time, Rudi Dutschke. Dutschke survived at the time, but died of effects of the assassination in 1979. As a reminder of the assault, some of Dutschke's companions invite to a happening @ the original site of events. "A sea of shoes" – your shoes piling up where Dutschke's shoe remained lying after he was rushed to hospital!

Where: Kurfürstendamm 140, 10709 Berlin // When: 16:30
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Wednesday 11 APRIL

The Selecter are only half the catch @ this Ska legends double bill – the other half are The Beat feat. Ranking Roger :

Where: SO36, Oranienstr. 190, 10999 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Thursday 12 APRIL

Some say this and some say that about ol' totally spaced out Lee "Scratch" Perry, but one thing's for sure – he was a big part of the mighty force that created Reggae music and its little brother, Dub music in the Seventies – if not the crucial part! Back on stage @ age 82 with the Mad Professor – skank it up!

Where: YAAM, An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin // When: 19:30 ( Doors )
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Tamer Yigit's stories that make up "Berlin-DNA" take a look into how the city becomes part of Berlin's people's DNA – interpreting the city's character as an essentially contradictory one, a clash of the most divergent vitas and energies at work. As such – can that charcacter be contained in one narrative – or is the attempt to harmonize the contradictions doomed to fail?

Where: HAU – Hebbel am Ufer, Stresemannstr 29, Hallesches Ufer 32, Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin // When: Friday 6 / Saturday 7 / Monday 9 / Tuesday 10 APRIL, 20:00
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Forward in all directions!


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Lead Photo: Baloji – "Soleil de Volt" / YouTube – Bella Union

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