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Babel Trio + AdirJan

ADIR JAN
Best defined as Cosmopolitan Kurdesque, ADIR JAN is a melting pot of Mid-Easterranean sounds and rhythms, progressively combined with traditional, pop, indie and psychedelic harmonies.
Adir Jan writes and performs songs in Kurmanjî, Turkish, Arabic and many other languages – and especially in the ancient Zaza – that intensifies the sweet and spicy compositions with his bands mates Conny Kreuter, Christos Drouzas, Hasan Al Nour, Can Tüfekcioglu and Hogir Göregen.

His lyrics revolve mostly around gay love and passion, pleasure and pain, but also highlight critical social issues, such as war, homophobia and racism.

Adir Jan’s message is clear: universal love and resistance to repressions!

http://www.adirjam.com/

BABEL TRIO
Babel Trio is consisted by three members, Dimitris (electric lute), Trikalero (Drums), Michael (electric bass). Babel Trio’s members come from different areas of Greece bringing together at least three different influences of Greek traditional Music. Dimitris, with roots from Crete, Trikalero from the North-west part of the mainland and Michael from the Ionian Islands, were involved in music in very early ages, inspired by traditional, classic, jazz and metal/stoner rock music styles. Growing up in non-urban areas they experienced traditional music concerts and fests that included also big circle dances. Their traditional music influences along with their heavy rock ‘blender’, and their personal, electric touch, creates a uniquely blended sound that likened as classic Cretan lyre player Skordalos possessed by Melvins.

​Babel trio is aiming in producing music that screams the cultural, economic and social struggle of Greeks nowadays, through the emotional state of anger. These emotions are expressed though explosive drums and distorted traditional melodies played by the electric lute and the electric bass, and speaks in a progressive folk rock, psychedelic music code, rooted in the island of Crete and the Aegean sea.

https://www.babeltrio.com/

 

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CANCELLED: Heavy Mental: In Zaire, Tau

Swamp Booking and MILK ME and Schmutz present:
Heavy Mental concert series: #3

In Zaire

Tribal psychsters In Zaire are just as confusing to pin down sound-wise as is their origin. The quartet bring the audience into a psychedelic trip through a unique mix of dub-funk rhythms, African percussion, eastern bass guitar melodies, drifting Arabic voices, minimal electronic sounds and not too hidden heavy metal influences.
After their 2013 debut album “White Sun Black Sun”, In Zaire returns with “Visions Of The Age To Come”, just released on Sound Of Cobra Records in the spring, an eightfold kaleidoscope coming into blissful focus which sees the band dancing feverishly towards the edges of hard rock heritage and psychedelic outlands.

https://www.facebook.com/In-Zaire-109050415832929
https://inzaire1.bandcamp.com/

TAU

The stories of myth tell us that the desert is a place of transformation where the physical emptiness of the landscape creates a potent space for connecting with the invisible and intangible forces of the numinous. History is full of seekers, artists, mystics and musicians who have travelled to the desert to enter into such an experience

It was after being lead on a pilgrimage through “Wirikuta”, the sacred desert of the Wixarika, native to the land the land of north west Mexico that Dublin-born Berlin resident Nunutzi was inspired to form Tau, meaning Father Sun. A shifting and fluid collaborative project with Nunutzi at the helm along with partner-in-sound, Venezuelan-born Gerald Pasqualin, the result is Tau’s debut album released through Fuzz Club on Sept 9th.

TAU TAU TAU is a wild archaic scream from the heart, woven from a seamless thread of prayers, chants, psychedelic invocations, and as Nunutzi says “songs of praise” in English, Spanish and Gaelic, shaken through pre-hispanic drums, bells, shakers, synths and acoustic guitar played “through an amp with a very shitty pick up that gives a weird sound.”

https://www.facebook.com/tauberlin/
https://tauofficial.bandcamp.com/

 

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Screen Print Release with L’Atlas

On the occasion of the VAO Collective Art Residency and Exhibition at Urban Spree Galerie in Berlin (22.11.2016 – 02-12.2016), Urban Spree and L’Atlas release an exclusive series of screen prints.

Red Seal (Master Edition) is a 2-colour large format print (90 x 130 cm) edited in a limited run of 8 prints only. The motive stems from an iconic arabic calligraphic style used by L’Atlas alongside his other geometric and labyrinth patterns.

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In addition to the Master Edition, Urban Spree releases 3 prints variations in a 60 x 80 cm format, in WHITE, BLACK, and SILVER.

The variant screen prints, hand-pulled at Urban Spree, are produced in a limited run of 30 prints, signed and numbered and 8 only for the silver edition.

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About the artist: 

Jules Dedet Granel, aka L’Atlas, is a French artist born in 1978. He began doing graffiti in the early 1990s before co-founding the VAO Collective (“Vandales à l’Origine”) in 1996.

Fascinated by the history of handwriting, he has studied calligraphy in several countries, including in the Middle East, and designed his own typography. He frequently works in public spaces and has become a major figure of the Street Art movement and calligraphic abstraction. He lives and works in Paris.

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www.latlas.org



Conscious Pariah #1

The Finest Middle Eastern Indie Culture Open Air

**** Screening of Yallah Underground
**** Live: Maii and Zeid
**** Live: Kabreet
**** DJs: SHINS-K & Miranda De La Frontera & Jabali
**** PopUp Shop حجر ورقة مقص Rock Paper Scissors


Berlin Premiere Screening of Farid Eslam’s Yallah! Underground

Yallah Underground follows some of today’s most influential and progressive artists in Arab underground culture from 2009 to 2013 and documents their work, dreams and fears in a time of great change for Arab societies.
In a region full of tension, young Arab artists in the Middle East have struggled for years to express themselves freely and to promote more liberal attitudes within their societies.
During the Arab Spring, like many others of this new generation, local artists had high hopes for the future and took part in the protests. However, after years of turmoil and instability, young Arabs now have to challenge both old and new problems, being torn between feelings of disillusion and a vague hope for a better future.

Winner of Hessischer Filmpreis for Best Documentary Film 2015 and Grand Prix for Best Film at Gaspe Vues sur Mer Festival 2016 in Canada

www.yallahunderground.com

 

Live Music:

Maii and Zeid (Cairo and Beirut)

Maii and Zeid; a one of a kind Arabic Indie Pop number from Alexandrian singer, songwriter and guitarist Maii Waleed and Lebanese producer Zeid Hamdan , an icon of Arab indie music culture, co-founder of the triphop duo Soapkills and Zeid and the Wings.

Their music incorporates exquisite melodies, subtle beats and introspective lyrics. Maii sings the way she speaks, with a slang approach to romanticism, and never fails to use her imagination and witty sense of humour. Meanwhile Zeid’s skill and creativity production-wise and on the instruments remain apparent, merging perfectly with Maii’s ethereal energy without imposing on the day-dreamy aura that surrounds their collective product.

 

Kabreet (Berlin via Yemen)

The German-Yemeni duo just released its debut album “Momken Bokra” (“Maybe Tomorrow”) combining singer Ibi Ibrahim’s highly fragile and yet passionate voice and songwriting with Hanno Stecher’s electrifying percussion beats and hypnotic synthesizer sounds. A unique music style, that seems to constantly shift between continents and cultures, while revealing the duo’s strong determination to built bridges between different approaches and backgrounds.

DJs

Miranda De La Frontera (Berlin) & Muhammad Jabali (straight outta Tayibe)

SHINS-K (Berlin via Tokyo)

Producer and DJ from Japan, Based in Berlin since 2008. One of the curator of Aiwa أيوة – Beats, Rhymes & Beyond from the Arab world –(Arabic Hip-Hop,Beats Event/Project in Berlin).

Although, he usually produces & plays more bass-heavy experimental electronic music, his love for hip-hop has been always in his soul and in the past years, he has been fascinated and inspired by hip-hop from the arab world and started networking with different rappers and producers from the region.

For the Conscious Pariah event, he’ll be playing some exclusive beats from the Arab world as well as diverse selections of middle eastern music.

Pop Up Shop by حجر ورقة مقص Rock Paper Scissors Haifa
Cool designs on shirts, tote bags and more.

Oriental Street Food

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James Chance and Les Contortions

James Chance & Les Contortions live in Berlin

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A key figure in No Wave, James Chance has been playing a combination of improvisational jazz-like music and punk in the New York music scene since the late 1970s, in such bands as Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, James Chance and the Contortions, James White and the Blacks, The Flaming Demonics, James Chance & the Sardonic Symphonics, James Chance and Terminal City, and James Chance and Les Contortions. His music can be described as combining the freeform playing of Ornette Coleman with the solid funk rhythm of James Brown, though filtered through a punk rock lens.
Born and raised in Milwaukee and Brookfield, Wisconsin, Chance attended Michigan State University, then the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee, dropped out and moved to New York City in 1976. He quickly became active in both the free jazz and no wave punk rock scenes.
His first band in New York in 1976 was an instrumental quartet with violin, drums and bass called Flaming Youth. After studying for a short time under David Murray, Chance formed The Contortions, who fused jazz improvisation and funk rhythms. The Contortions reached a wider audience with their contribution to the Brian Eno-compiled No New York collection of No Wave acts.
Known for violent and confronting live shows, razor tight musicians and jagged compositions, as well as a knack for jazz and bubblegum reinterpretation, James Chance has produced increasingly progressive and unnervingly agitated live shows. The Les Contortions have been his European tour group since 2006.

Support: Jimmy Trash and Big Daddy Mugglestone

Australian-Berliner Jimmy Trash (+ The Gunpowder Temple of Heaven, Jimmy Trash Orchestra, Trashfest, Analog Africa) and American-Berliner Big Daddy Mugglestone (+ His Cheap Paper Toys, The Mugglestone Review, Sacred Travelers, The Ass-Droids) have developed a project together out of a shared love of African, Arabic and Vodou rhythms, the use of sacred texts, performance art and creating unsure and chaotic spaces for a live audience.Working out a system to deliver fervent messages from ancient occult texts in a form of music that synchronizes the dirty synths of Suicide with mad live Vodou rhythms of West Africa, South America and the islands of Cabo Verde, and the vocal and performative stylings of Southern Baptist church services, we have dually terrified and pleasured audiences throughout Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Turkey.

Tickets: only at the door. 15€



ORIENTATION

20500_804222236341634_8242221637305989101_nThis Friday we are hosting the Micro Festival from North Africa to Middle East with AUTHENTIC MUSIC – FOOD – CULTURE – AMBIENCE

Program

Belly Dancer – Catherine Mancera

Whirling Derwish – Naïma Ferré

Bands

Adirjam – Cosmopolitan KurdesQue

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Azana – Hindustani to Chamber Music

 

Nawa Ensemble – Classic Arabic,Türkish Chamber Music

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Nupelda – Melodies from Anatolia, Mesopotamia &Berlin

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Paradaidha Project – Santur and Bendir

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https://www.facebook.com/ParadaidhaProject

Saharvash – Oriental Flamenco Jazz

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https://www.facebook.com/SaharvashMusic

Dj – Set

DJ Cazpera
Dj Badre

Visuals
Mahir Duman aka Vj Popkins

https://vimeo.com/popkins

Shisha and Mokka
Cite de Pera with Fasıl-Rakı-Meze
Roasted Lamb on a Spit
Grand Bazaar with Spices, Costumes, Dried Fruits, Nuts

Grand Opening Chez Mehdi – Cous Cous der Welt

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And much more..

Bring your friends and family to share this Authentic and Exclusive Micro Festival together.