BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - Red Dress


BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - Red Dress


Thursday 24 MAY

He was the accordion and keyboards master with The Walias in Ethiopia in the seventies – playing with Piranha recording artist Mulatu Astatke on "Tche Belew" in 1977. He fled the country in 1981, built up an existence as a taxi driver in Washington, DC and was finally rediscovered by Awesome Tapes from Africa's Brian Shimkovitz as a musician – Hailu Mergia, live @

Where: arkaoda, Karl-Marx Platz 16, 12043 Berlin // When: 21:00
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Meanwhile + then running until Sunday 27 MAYSasha Waltz' initional claim to international fame "Allee der Kosmonauten" @

Where: Radialsystem V, Holzmarktstraße 33, 10243 Berlin // When: 20:00 / 18:00 ( Sun )
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Latest Piranha Publishing signing Anewal, the new trio of Etran Finatawa's Alhousseini Anivolla is making its Berlin debut as a Piranha! For a short Anivolla portrait see here

Where: Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstraße 32, 12049 Berlin // When: 21:00
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15th "Lange Buchnacht in der Oranienstraße" 2013 © Jonas Walter

Launched in 1998, "Lange Buchnacht in der Oranienstraße" was a project of support for Kreuzberg 36 – a neighbourhood rapidly going down at the time. 20 years on, the opposite is the case with Kreuzberg up to the point that some of "Buchnacht"'s participants are now under pressure to be driven from their places by heavy gentrification. Time to say Goodbye for "Lange Buchnacht in der Oranienstraße" – last edition:

Where: Oranienstraße, 10967 – 10999 Berlin // When: 24:30 – 24:00
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Afterwards it's only a short walk to Bi Nuu where Piranha recording artist Robert Soko of BalkanBeats presents his new party format as a producer, "Arab Beats" – this first time around featuring Rafi from Palestine and Uroš from Serbia with their SiiN DJ Set:

Where: Bi Nuu, Schlesisches Tor, 10997 Berlin // When: 23:00
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Sunday 27 MAY

A Gesamtkunstwerk from head to toe, Brett and Rennie Sparks from Texas and Long Island, now New Mexico, have the most opulent, supple and haunting mix of American Folk myths and Gothic fiction on offer anywhere. The Handsome Family @

Where: Lido, Cuvrystrasse 7, 10997 Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany // When: 20:00
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Monday 28 MAY

Active since 1975, Art Rock Post Punks Pere Ubu are and always were the brainchild and vehicle of singer David Thomas. One of a kind + still running strong

Where: frannz, Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Tuesday 29 MAY – Friday 1 JUNE

It's certainly different to your regular concert experience to be tucked into some pocket of the big "RedDress" of the artist himself! Designer Aamu Song tailored, Pekka Kuusisto and Teemu Korpipää play a mix of electronic music and Finnish folklore – and you may take off your shoes and cuddle up

Where: Pierre Boulez Saal, Französische Straße 33 D, 10117 Berlin // When: 19:30
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Wednesday 30 MAY – Saturday 2 JUNE

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Detroit - People Mover © Zuri Maria Daiß

Since bonding as Techno Twin Cities in the nineties, it has become obvious that beyond the fact that people here and there like groovin' to the same beats, Detroit and Berlin also share some ecomic, urbanistic and societal issues. "Detroit – Berlin: One Circle" celebrates both the musical exchange – here's some Eddie "Flashin'" Fowlkes, featured @ the "Club Night" @ Saturday 2 JUNE – and the artistic practice in other fields, and discusses urban policy both here and abroad in a variety of formats of all kinds

Where: HAU1, Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin / HAU2, Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin / HAU3, Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin / WAU, Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin / Tresor, Tempelhofer Ufer 10 // When: Wednesday 30 MAY – Saturday 2 JUNE
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Thursday 31 MAY

That's a glimpse of Giant Sand's return to their 1983 / 1985 debut album "Valley of Rain" they take on tour again 35 / 33 years on now. Pretty damn alive + kickin' for a thirty-something, we'd say!

Where: Musik & Frieden, Falckensteinstr. 48, 10997 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Forward in all directions!

Move the People!


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Lead Photo: RedDress © Maarit Kytöharju

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