BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - Beat it


BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - Beat it


Thursday 26 APRIL – Sunday 29 APRIL

The promoters don't really talk about beat in the first place, but about the drum set as we know it today. Let's not be poor sports, though! It's "100 Jahre Beat" ( "100 Years of Beat" ), Haus der Kulturen der Welt celebrates on the occasion of Ludwig's first commercially available drum set – and if that comes with Tony Allen, Talvin Singh, Les Tambours de Brazza et altera entering the stage for shows, lectures and other enlightening events – we're right there with you! Beat it!

Where: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin // When: 19:00 / 19:00 / 16:00 / 15:00
Click here for comprehensive programme + particulars and here for the facebook event


Meanwhile – as pre-announced in last week's picks – our own " … wie im Film!?" again takes our yearly look into everyday life in the Muslim community – constituing elements, the opportunities, controversial issues. Building around the screening of "Ranias Traum" ( Thu ) – a documentary about it here – and "Heimkehr" ( Fri ) there'll be open discussions, a puppet play ( Thu ) and a spoken word performance ( Fri ). Free admission! And two more dates to come – please see below @ Wednesday 2 MAY

"Ranias Traum" Where: Ibn Rushd-Goethe Moschee, Alt-Moabit 24, 10559 Berlin // When: Thursday 26 APRIL – 19:30
"Heimkehr" Where: Ballsaal-Studio Wedding // When: Friday 27 APRIL – 19:30

Friday 27 APRIL

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Deutsches Theater © Arno Declair

Our close friend and occasional Piranha collaborator Gio Di Sera from Napoli + Kreuzberg is your host @ "Berlin mit Berlinern – Kreuzberg" – a neighborhood in dramatic transition

Where: Meeting Point Mauermuseum, Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichstraße 43-45, 10969 Berlin // When: 15:45
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Saturday 28 APRIL

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Berlin premiere of Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Elfriede Jelinek's latest play "Am Königsweg" – a meditation on the type of "kings" that rule the world at the moment

Where: Deutsches Theater, Schumannstraße 13, 10117 Berlin // When: 19:30
More dates @ Deutsches Theater

Sunday 29 APRIL

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HAU Hebbel am Ufer

"Resistance for the Present?" - Fearless Speech #15 – "What do we mean by resistance now? How do we name and describe what we oppose?" American philosopher and gender theorist Judith Butler on resistance and how to distinguish leftist and rightist forms in the age of social media

Where: HAU1, Stresemannstraße 29, 10963 Berlin // When: 19:00
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Sunday 29 APRIL

Pan European Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra from Barcelona with their blend of Klezmer, Jazz Manouche and Balkan / Roma music @

Where: Passionskirche, Marheinekeplatz 1, 10961 Berlin // When: 19:00
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Monday 30 APRIL

Probably the freshest and most lively of all the contemporary generations of Ska bands – but certainly a serious contender: Buster Shuffle from London Town

Where: Bi Nuu, Schlesisches Tor, 10997 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Tuesday 1 MAY

Representative of the plethora of all other 1st of May festivities – "The Revolution will not be televised" with Les Vilains Chicots – see above – and The Unduster plus lots of other music + activities for the entire family @

Where: YAAM, An der Schillingbrücke 3, 10243 Berlin // When: 12:00
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Wednesday 2 MAY + Thursday 3 MAY – PIRANHA SPECIAL

" … wie im Film!?", round 2: "Cleaning Schaerbeek" takes a look into suspicion creeping in all over the place under terrorist pressure – and how things can then go wrong; "Yallah! Underground" is a colourful and moving plea for the artist taking responsibility socially. Free admission! Discussions after both screenings and a final concert and jam session after "Yallah! Underground" on Thursday – for more info see Piranha Events

"Cleaning Schaerbeek"Where: Kulturzentrum der Bosniaken, Adalbertstraße 94, 10999 Berlin // When: 19:30
"Yallah! Underground"Where: be'kech, Exerzierstrasse 14, 13357 Berlin // When: 19:30
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Piranha partner re:publica calls for round 12 of the world's biggest conference on digital matters, re:publica 2018 from Wednesday 2 MAY to Friday 4 MAY. All info @ re:publica 2018 – Topics and re:publica 2018 – Fachkonferenzen – Piranha Arts CEO Frank Klaffs @ WOMEX Session "WOMEX – Can Blockchain unchain global Diversity?" @

Where: STATION-Berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 4 – 6, 10963 Berlin // When: Wednesday 2 MAY – 13:15
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Forward in all directions!


Go your Piranha Girls + Boys


Lead Photo: "100 Jahre Beat" – Tony Allen © Bernard Benant

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