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Ethnic/ roots live music venues/gigs after Christmas before New Year?

by 68maciek

and also....
Do you know ethnic/roots live music venues/gigs after Christmas before NYE in Berlin?

Re: Ethnic/ roots live music venues/gigs after Christmas before New Year?

by Odinnthor

Depends on what you call "ethnic" and/or roots music. Not sure frankly if it is now a part of the universal language, but "ethnic" would be R&B music, and "roots" would be reggae. Even if you mean something else, chances are tht it will be available in Berlin anyway. It is in my opinion likely to be the music capital of Europe. I understand others may feel different. Let's just say that the "music scene" in Berlin is is extrememly rich.

In case you do mean R&B, jazz or urban or hip hop, as well as reggae, than yes, there is a thriving music scene of those music styles in Berlin. As venues change constantly, I cannot recommend a specific place, however, these might help you find the ones you want. Being a huge reggae fan, I have seen several acts in Berlin, but it has been a while.









Hope this helps somewhat.....good luck.....d:o)

Re: Ethnic/ roots live music venues/gigs after Christmas before New Year?

by blackbirdxx

here you find a link to a ska concert in the location "Cafe Zapata" at December 30`th with a band from Poland + DJs:
http://www.voiceofculture.de/ (click on "termine")
and as I recommend on my Berlin page: check out

Re: Ethnic/ roots live music venues/gigs after Christmas before New Year?

by 68maciek

Thanks for your tips- I will think through it. I meant not only R&B or reggae (which I like anyway) but also ethnic music- oriental, balkan (sorry- not Irish one).

Re: Ethnic/ roots live music venues/gigs after Christmas before New Year?

by 68maciek

Thanks- I will search through the page. I'm also interested in more oriental or ethnic music (or places) as well.
I will visit Pergamon (due to milder climate for winter time- hahaha).I don't want to waste my time too much for finding the places to eat close to the museums. Could you recommend me good but bottom priced (but inside) place to eat something German or ethnic food.BTW. Is kebab German or Turkish cuisine (hahaha)?

Re: Ethnic/ roots live music venues/gigs after Christmas before New Year?

by blackbirdxx

>>>kebab German or Turkish<<<Berlin kebab id different from kebab in Turkey, but I don`t recommend it(nobody knows what is in the meat + there had been some scandals with rotten food in kebab-stalls)
good cheap restaurants can`t be found near Pergamon museum, because this is where all tourists go...

Travel Tips for Berlin


by ania70pl

Berlin was a capital city of Germany in 1871-1945 and again it's since 1991. It's a big and beautiful city and surely these 3 days which I spent there weren't enough. But I hope to back there.
Till 1989 Berlin was separated to 2 parts by Berlin Wall. Now it is the biggest city in Germany and it's a big build place.

The old Congres Hall

by Audrey118

pposite the Reichstag is the old Congress Hall, former called "Benjamin-Franklin-Halle", was the American contribution to the International Building Exhibition in 1957. It was declared as a gift of America to its close affiliate of West Berlin.

Some people said that from the side view, the Congress Hall looks like a memorial of the 'Big Mouth of a Berliner' and some called it Jimmy Carter's Smile ... others called it The Pregnant Oyster.

Next to it is a bell tower with one of the largest chimes in the world. It was a present from Benz for the 750th anniversary celebrations of Big Benz. The Congress Hll overlooks a the famous river Spree.

Olympic Stadium

by alexberlin

Completed in 1936 for the Olympic Games, this Neoclassical structure was intended as a tool of Nazi propaganda and to play host to numerous Aryan victories. Sadly for Hitler, who didn't realise at the time that Europeans can't run very fast, the star of the games was Afro-American runner Jesse Owens who stole the show with four gold medals. One of the few Germans who could derive any satisfaction from the proceedings, apart from Hitler's bookmaker, was the stadium's designer, Werner March, who managed to create an incredibly impressive structure in which the seating falls away below ground level to create a much deeper auditorium than expected. Closed to visitors until 2004 for renovation, it is still possible to see inside by paying to watch Hertha BSC , the resident football team.

Molecule Man

by barryg23

The large "Molecule Man" statue is one of Berlin's most bizarre sights. This 100 feet high statue is located on the River Spree, not far from Treptower Park in the east of the city. It was designed by American architect Jonathan Borofsky for the Allianz company whose headquarters are nearby. I'm not sure what the statue represents but it's one of my favourite monuments in the city.

Stroll through Berlin

by der_geograf about Unter den Linden

I recommend an evening or early night stroll down Unter den Linden. Beginning at the Brandenburger Tor and making your way down toward the Berliner Dom and Deutsches Historisches Museum, you pass beautifully-lighted significant buildings like the Russian and French embassies, and a lot of fair-priced sidewalk caf?s that are still open for business during these hours (at least during the summer).

So go for a walk, and when you get tired, sit down and have a Berliner Weiss-Gr?n!


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