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Human Touch

Human Touch (Ethno Jazz)

Human Touch is an elevatingly innovative instrumental trio based in Athens, Greece. Their sound carries the nuances of their Greek,Irish, American and Cypriot backrounds and is a personal hybrid of universal soul. Between them they have played with Arturo Sandoval, Trilok Gurtu, Billy Cobham, Arild Anderson, Milcho Leviev, Davy Spillane, The Temptations, Barry White, The Camerata String Orchestra and others.

They have played in several international jazz and ethnic festivals in Europe, Turkey and the Balkans and have influenced whole generations of instrumentalists in Greece. Their unique multi– instrumental approach not only makes a visual impression but projects Human Touch’s limitless palette of rhythm, colour and emotional depth. Human Touch’s music is “lived” music. Each concert is its own experience and leaves its audiences uplifted and moved within. It’s no wonder they have been called “The Best Kept Musical Secret in the Balkans”.

Human Touch is:

David Lynch – Sax, Flute, Vocals, Percussion, Spontaneous Combustion
Yiotis Kiourtsoglou – Bass, Percussion, Facial Effects
Stavros Lantsias – Piano, Keyboard, Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Melodica, Curve Balls

Supported by the Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.

Presale tickets available here.



Screening: ‘Trans X Istanbul’

On May 28th, Mobile Kino in cooperation with Schwules Museum will organize an outdoor screening at Urban Spree of the documentary movie “Trans X Istanbul” followed by a panel discussion in turkish and german with Maria Binder and Ebru Kırancı. The screening in in VOST (turkish subtitled in english).

Thousands of Trans*Women live in the big cities of Turkey. Crimes against Trans*Women are mostly not investigated. Ebru, a Trans*Woman from Istanbul fights against the displacement and murder of her companions. She wants to change Turkish society with humour, self-irony and political acumen. She meets Margarethe, a 85-year-old German retired nurse and establishes with her an retirement home for Trans*. The film shows how hate crime works as a system. Urban transformation of Istanbul and the protests around the Gezi Park in 2013 resonate throughout the film.

http://www.transxistanbul.com/

The entry is free.

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Screening: ‘Trans X Istanbul’

Mobile Kino presents: Film program with Maria Binder and Ebru Kırancı.

‘Trans X Istanbul (Turkish with English subtitles)’ will meet their Berlin audience in an open air screening that will be followed by a panel discussion (in Turkish and German).

Thousands of Trans*Women live in the big cities of Turkey. Crimes against Trans*Women are mostly not investigated. Ebru, a Trans*Woman from Istanbul fights against the displacement and murder of her companions. She wants to change Turkish society with humour, self-irony and political acumen. She meets Margarethe, a 85-year-old German retired nurse and establishes with her an retirement home for Trans*. The film shows how hate crime works as a system. Urban transformation of Istanbul and the protests around the Gezi Park in 2013 resonate throughout the film.

http://www.transxistanbul.com/

Award: Special Mention Face Award 2014

This screening is part of the side event program of “ğ- soft g – queer forms migrate”.

*This side event will be in English

“ğ – the soft g” is supported by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten.

Further information: www.schwulesmuseum.de

#dasweicheg #thesoftg

Admission:
FREE

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Achtung:// Hafla! feat. Elektro Hafiz, DJ Badre & Halla-B

Achtung:// Hafla! Feat. Elektro Hafiz (Köln), DJ Badre (Berlin); Halla-B (Berlin)

 

Neben den “Balkan Beats” und den “Techno Türken” fegt eine neue Partywelle durch Berlin: Achtung!Hafla. “Hafla” bedeutet im Mittelmeersprachraum „Lasst uns gemeinsam feiern!“. Als kulturelles Ereignis ist es in Ländern wie der Türkei, Griechenland, Syrien, Ägypten, Libanon und anderen Gegenden des Fruchtbaren Halbmonds bekannt. Bei einer „Hafla“ wird meist die ganze Nacht zu einer endlosen Jamsession verschiedener Musiker gefeiert – eine echte Flucht vor dem (All)tag.

Mit der wachsenden Popularität nahöstlicher Musik in Europa hat der Veranstalter Anaphora Records beschlossen, auch in Berlin zur „Hafla“ einzuladen. Bei „Achtung:// Hafla!“ treten die aufregendsten Musiker dieses Genres in den besten Locations der Stadt auf.

Headliner im Urban Spree ist der charmant-provokante Elektro Hafiz. Der experimentierfreudige Kölner aus Istanbul mixt sich wild durch die nahöstliche Instrumentenkiste und hat natürlich seine elektronische Saz dabei. Der Berliner Geheimtipp Halla-B sorgt mit seinen Synthesizer-basierten, aufputschenden Performances für die perfekte musikalische Szenerie einer Berlin-spezifischen Hafla.

Dazu liefert DJ Badre sein Sammelsurium fein abgestimmter und dabei höchst diverser Sets.

www.elektrohafiz.de

 

 

English:

In addition to the „Balkan Beats“ and the „Techno Türken“, a new wave of parties is taking over Berlin:

Achtung!Hafla

“Hafla”, in the Mediterranean languages, means party together. It is a cultural event, common in countries such as, Turkey, Greece, Syria, Israel, Egypt, Lebanon and other areas in the Fertile Crescent. The “Hafla” usually went all night long, taking the crowd to a world full of music and joy- a true escape from the day-to- day life. With the growing popularity of middle-eastern music in Europe, the event organizer Anaphora Records decided to have their own events in Berlin.

Achtung://Hafla! features the hottest artists from this genre and being host by the best venues in town.

Headlining the Achtung:// Hafla! at Urban Spree is the charming and provocative Elektro Hafiz. The adventurous Cologner from Istanbul mixes himself wild with a Middle Eastern instrument kit, keeping of course his electronic Saz with him at all times. The secret Berliner duo Halla-B delivers Systhesizer-based stimulating performances, creating the perfect musical scenery for a Berlin-specific Hafla.

DJ Badre throws in a smorgasbord of fine-tuned and therefore outstanding diverse sets.

www.elektrohafiz.de

 



Hafla! Feat. Acid Arab, Chala-Bi + DJ Felix Offermann

“Hafla”

Mediterranean groove party in Berlin

“Hafla”, in the Mediterranean languages, means party together. It is a cultural event, common in countries such as, Turkey, Greece, Syria, Israel, Egypt, Lebanon and other areas in the Fertile Crest. The “Hafla” often involve several instruments playing together the traditional songs but also jamming and inviting other people from the crowd to play along. The “Hafla” usually went all night long, taking the crowd to a world full of music and joy- a true escapism from the day-to-day life. With the growing popularity of middle-eastern music in Europe, we decided to have our own “Hafla” in Berlin that will take place at Urban Spree. Here is what we plan for you:

ACID ARAB (FR)

Acid Arab pic hirez

Acid Arab is a duet from Paris whose goal is to mix all kind of Eastern music (North Africa, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkeyor… Mumbai) with electronic sounds, from pioneering acid house to today’s powerful techno. Guido Minisky and Hervé Carvalho, both dis for many years and residents of infamous Parisian club Chez Moune, have fallen in love with this music after a trip to Tunisia with Dj Gilb’R. After much anticipation, we are happy to introduce Acid Arab crew on our first Hafla.

CHALA-BI (DE)

For the opening act we will have the secret Chala-Bi Duo making their premier show on our Hafla. The Duo will provide us with some Middle-Eastern psychedelic sounds to get us all in the right mood.

ART & MORE

– Custom decorations, video-art, Belly dancers, T-Shirts, Risographs and more.

DJ Felix Offermann :// —Vinyl Set
60′-70′ middle eastern psychadelic groove.

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Tickets VVK to be purchased here

 



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€