HomeBERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - Katz & Mouse


BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - Katz & Mouse


Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz – see Sunday, below

Thursday 9 AUGUST

Getting in the mood for "Wassermusik - Goodbye UK – and Thank you for the Music"'s next round with "London is the Place for me" – ethnomusicologist and social anthropologist Tina K. Ramnarine, the musician and director of the Black Music Research Unit Mykaell Riley, and the poet and musician Anthony Joseph talking about the influence of the Afro-Caribbean diaspora on British pop culture, moderated by the music journalist Jacqueline Springer – and "The Stuart Hall Project" - John Akomfrah’s portrait of British New Left cultural theorist Stuart Hall. Here's that Lord Kitchener London Calypso tune in full

Where: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin // When: "London is the Place for me" 19:30 / "The Stuart Hall Project" 22:00
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Meanwhile opening vernissage and then running until Sunday 9 SEPTEMBER – "European Cultural Days" 2018 exhibition "Thessaloniki. Looking at Time through Moments: Photographs 1900 – 2017" / See last week's picks

Where: Museum Europäischer Kuturen, Arnimallee 25, 14195 Berlin // When: Vernissage Thursday 9 AUGUST 18:00 / Running until Sunday 9 SEPTEMBER – comprehensive programme, including all special events here
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Friday 10 AUGUST

Way better than the Rammstein original – isn't it? And not the least bit ostensibly controversial, either. Or is it? Hailing from Russia, Dobranotch was set up in France in 1998. Now they're back in Russia with their mix of Jewish, Gypsy and Balkan. Or on tour internationally

Where: Hangar 49, Holzmarktstr. 15 – 18, 10179 Berlin // When: 21:00
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Saturday 11 AUGUST

The next best thing to the late, great Sun Ra himself is The Sun Ra Arkestra. The entire spectrum from totally free ( "Zoom" @ 0:43 ) to groovin' like hell ( "Queer Notion" @ 2:23 ) on one tiny bill

Where: Festsaal Kreuzberg, Am Flutgraben 2, 12435 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Seriously funny – that's about what Piranha's own Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz are like. Good clean funny, that is. Especially on stage – where the 17 piece resurrectors of classic Trinidadian Calypso with a touch of Berlin in the 2000s can now be experienced and partied to for the first time in years

Where: Villa Kuriosum, Scheffelstr. 21, 10367 Berlin // When: 17:00
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Monday 13 – Sunday 19 AUGUST

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Theater workshop "Zukunftsvision – in welcher Welt wollen wir leben?" offers insights for children and youths from 12 to 21 into beeing on stage and shaping text, sound, light, film and motion on their own. The results of the workshop – most interesting question as the title raises – will be presented to the public in the end. Register @ jugend@ackerstadtpalast.de – still seats available

Where: Acker Stadt Palast, Ackerstr. 169 / 170, 10115 Berlin // When: 10:00
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Tuesday 14 AUGUST

They come from six nations, are now based in Berlin and incorporate a whole lot of different musical influences from all over the world in their journeying between cultures. Lety Elnaggar's Out of Nations"Quest" album release:

Where: ufaFabrik, Viktoriastraße 10 – 18, 12105 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Wednesday 15 AUGUST

From their beginnings as a Punk Rock trio in 2003 to their present act as a tiny little Bluegrass Folk orchestra with a mighty edge in 5 years and then going – Larry and his Flask from Central Oregon

Where: Cassiopeia, Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 AUGUST

To celebrate their first 25 years Werkstatt der Kulturen stages the first "Gnaoua Festival Berlin". Opened by Majid Bekkas, first with a solo set, then in "Arab Song Jam" with festival director Alaa Zouiten and cast on Thursday 16 AUGUST. Free entrance to the entire festival!

Where: Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstr. 32, 12049 Berlin // When: 19:30 / For Friday 17 + Saturday 18 AUGUST programmes see here
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Forward in all directions!

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Lead Photo: Lord Mouse and the Kalypso Katz © Bereza Voges

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