BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - Music and Politics


BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - Music and Politics


Thursday 22 FEBRUARY

One half Ukranian and Polish traditions, one half Jazz, electronics and World Music – Dagadana, equally striking musically as well as emotionally and visually

Supported – as featured in our 4 JANUARY picks – by OKO

Where: Maschinenhaus, Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Alternative option for the evening – see last week's picks: Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird

Where: Waschhaus Potsdam, Schiffbauergasse 6, 14467 Potsdam // When: 20:00
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Friday 23 – Sunday 25 FEBRUARY

The live reunion of legendary East German topical cabaret Wenzel & Mensching should be the coup de main for the general public – but there's lots more on offer to music lovers and polit rockers alike @ the 19th edition of

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Where: Wabe, Danziger Str. 101, 10405 Berlin // When: Friday 23 – Sunday 25 FEBRUARY, comprehensive programme here
and here the facebook page of the festival

Saturday 24 FEBRUARY

And now for something completely different – as the men used to say: "10 Drummachines drummin" – the first "drummachines and effect pedals live jamsession" we have heard about certainly

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Where: Maze, Mehringdamm 61, 10961 Kreuzberg // When: 20:00
Click here for Maze @ facebook

Sunday 25 FEBRUARY

This is what it sounds + looks like when a part of The String Archestra does Antonio Vivaldi. To wrap up "Black History Month" @ Werkstatt der Kulturen, the Berlin musicians* of color project presents its new programme "AmericaS" – music by American composers* Astor Piazzolla, Invierno Porteño, Verano Porteño and Aldemaro Romero plus Anton Dvoraks "American Quartet"

Where: Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstr. 32, 12049 Berlin // When: 18:00
Click here for the programme and here for the facebook event


He's a Piranha of sorts ever since he produced Emil Zrihan's "Ashkelon" for us. A true internationalist. And a barnstorming musician! Yossi Fine – together with his duo partner Ben Aylon and Lior Romano @ Quasimodo

Where: Quasimodo, Kantstr. 12a, 10623 Berlin // When: 22:00
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Tuesday 27 FEBRUARY

The true role model commands the entire spectrum – from one end, as above, to the other as @ Yale. Junglepussy on stage – rated x / ab 18 @ Berghain / Panorama Bar

Where: Berghain / Panorama Bar, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Wednesday 28 FEBRUARY

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Corbett Santana, who once started Junction Bar @ Gneisenaustraße is back with Madstop84 on Potsdamer Straße 84 – "a concept club where minds meet to provide a free and safe space to arts and ideas" with a list of suitable programmes on Potsdamer Straße since September 2017, as the website reports. Last Wednesdays of every month are reserved to "A night of words flowing, the music goin' 'n' you knowin’ … ", an open stage to poets, writers and musicians, hosted by Anthony Baggette – a fixture on the Berlin scene as a poet, playwright, actor and organizer just as Santana for many years, too

Where: Madstop84, Potsdamer Straße 84, 10785 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Piranha Special x 2, actually – without Lorin Sklamberg neither The Klezmatics nor Semer Ensemble, of course. No Sklamberg & the Shepherds either, naturally. And so on and so forth …

Where: Gorki Theater Berlin / Studio R, Hinter dem Gießhaus 2, 10117 Berlin // When: 20:30
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Forward in all directions!

Strictly rated G

Your madstop Piranha posse


Lead Photo: © Junglepussy – "Nah" / Video Production: Suspects NYC

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