2016 - It has been a blast!
30 years of Piranha
It all started in a cold winter when we brought the hot soul legend Rufus "Funky Chicken" Thomas to the Metropol in Berlin, followed by our first vinyl longplayer release "Beat! Apartheid".
Yes, it's true, and we are puzzled ourselves: we will turn 30 in 2017. Let us take you on a short journey through just the last one of 30 crazy years... a small (time) travel through the Piranha Universe.
Audio: Bonga "Samora Machel", Beat! Apartheid 1987
Together with you, we achieved a great deal this past year!
For that reason, we have compiled a small collection of our 2016 highlights for you.
Photo: WOMEX16 Team von Yannis Psathas
Karneval der Kulturen and Berlin's stages
Karneval der KulturenNew at Piranha
Lived integration and crossing borders is more important than ever and Karneval der Kulturen is the best example with more than one million visitors.
365 Days of DiversityWith a free and open programme, Karneval der Kulturen continues to welcome EVERYONE.
For 2016, the Karneval finally accomplished solid financing: almost half of all costs were contributed by the Karneval itself, and the other half contributed by the state of Berlin.
Piranha KulturDiversity takes center stage!
In 2017, we will continue. Amongst other events, we will bring to you a new and international edition of our C3-Festivals!
Photo: "Wie im Film!?" youth film project
Travel with your Ears! Piranha Records
Piranha RecordsSemer Ensemble
Jewish Herald Voice
With "Rescued Treasure – Live at Gorki Berlin", we presented the rescued musical treasures of Semer, the last Jewish label standing under the Nazi regime of the 1930ies.
Performed and recorded by a Berlin- based all-star ensemble under the direction of Dr. Alan Bern and produced by Ben Mandelson.
"Die Welt ist klein geworden" ("The world has become small") sung by Sasha Lurje
See our recent Piranha Records
Forward in all directions with the...Piranha Roadshow!
In 2016, we attended over 50 international conferences, expos und professional meetings on five continents.
And some of them we organised ourselves...
2B or not to B2B - Conferences and festivals around the world
Classical:NEXTClassical with a View
A very special event marked the launch of the global "Indie Classical Network"
In 2017 it will continue, including the focus on "Diversity in classical music"
Piranha Consult Consultancy, WOMEX World Tour and more...
With Piranha Consult we support and catalyse exchanges of knowledge and culture, connecting musicians and music professionals all over the globe: Through capacity building (i.e. in Barbados with the support of the Caribbean Development Bank) and with project cooperations (i.e. with the TURN-Project "Lusafro" with Funkhaus Europa, Daniel Haaksman and partners from Lusophone Africa).
And together with our local partners of the WOMEX World Tour (see photo) from Africa, Brazil, China, Latin America and the Caribbean.