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BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - Those were the Days


Gasometer @ "Rote Insel" Schöneberg – see lecture @ Urania on Tuesday 25 SEPTEMBER, below

Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 SEPTEMBER

"Deplayer" – video clip above – is not the production presented right after the festival's 18:30 Opening @ "BAM! Berliner Festival für aktuelles Musiktheater" by Maulwerker and again on Friday 21 SEPTEMBER – but Makiko Nishikaze's and Maulwerker's "Breakfast Opera" – breakfast habits from different countries put to the music theatre stage – seems not very far. 4 days of independent music theatre galore in 13 locations – kick off @

Where: Acker Stadt Palast, Ackerstr. 169 / 170, // When: 20:00 ( Thu ) / 19:00 ( Fri )
Comprehensive "BAM!" programme here / Click here for the facebook event


Meanwhile in Neukölln – see last week's picks – Cymin Samawatie's 2 day Piranha project "Divan Berlin–İstanbul"

Where: Heimathafen Neukölln // When: 20:30 ( Thu / Fri )
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Friday 21 – Sunday 23 SEPTEMBER

Preceded by the vernissage of an exhibition of works by Nasser Hussein – admission free – Moneim Adwan is the featured artist @ the opening concert of "Arabic Music Days 2018 – A Weekend of Arabic Music, Poetry, Films and more", running until Sunday 23 SEPTEMBER

Where: Pierre Boulez Saal, Französische Str. 33 d, 10117 Berlin // When: Exhibition 18:30 / Concert 20:00
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Saturday 22 SEPTEMBER

Babel Collage – Brazilian singer Giovanna Piazza and Mexican guitarist Carlos Corona – are 1 of 2 live acts of 2nd "Sarau Mundi" @ Forum Brasil right around the corner from our offices @ Viktoriahof, Kreuzbergstraße. Plus Amoy Ribas and Hadar Noiberg + the screening of "You are no stranger to my heart" – a short by Nina Cavalcanti

Where: Forum Brasil, Möckernstr. 72, 10965Kreuzberg // When: 19:30
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Meanwhile in their 21st year – but still on "Jubilee" tour are former Piranha a-capella artists Aquabella. Rudolstadt 2018 successfully completed in July, now it's back to Berlin @

Where: Wabe, Danziger Str. 101, 10405 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Those were the days of Quartier Latin's relaunch in 1981. Neonbabies' Inga Dilemma of course is Inga "2raumwohnung" Humpe + EVERYTHING you want to know about the legendary Rock location @ Hauptstraße you can find in Marco Saß' + Henry Steinhau's "Quartier Latin – Berlins legendärer Musikladen – 1970 – 1989". Book launch with a cast of many many special guests @ original locaction, now

Where: Wintergarten, Potsdamer Str. 96, 10785 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Tuesday 25 SEPTEMBER

Kinder- und Jugendparlament KJP is the lovely present in Schöneberg. Some things past you might want to check out about the Bezirk as long as you can still find some traces of 'em, you can learn @ Martin Forberg's "Die 'Rote Insel' in Schöneberg. Ein Berliner Kiez zwischen Mythos und Realität"

Where: Urania, An der Urania 17, 10787 Berlin // When: 15:30

Wednesday 26 SEPTEMBER

A match that works like a treat – Mr. Afrobeat himself Tony Allen & Detroit Techno legend Jeff Mills

Where: Funkhaus Berlin, Nalepastr. 18, 12459 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Thursday 27 SEPTEMBER

48 years on from their JazzFest gig in 1970, only the gentleman tickling the ivories is still with them – but his Globe Unity Orchestra still improvises on! This time @ dedicated Kreuzberg improvisers' home base exploratorium berlin. Once you're there, you might also want to catch the soundwalk with Thomas Gerwin an hour earlier – a listening journey through various interesting sounding places arount the exploratorium

Where: exploratorium berlin, Mehringdamm 56, 10961 Berlin // When: 19:00 ( Soundwalk ) / 20:00 ( Concert )
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Forward in all directions!

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Your Piranhas past and present


Lead Photo: Gasometer @ "Rote Insel" Schöneberg / Urania

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