Near to where I am staying in Berlin in the Neukölln area there is a market every Tuesday and Friday. There is loads of nice a food and at the end of it is a little balcony overhanging over a river. There you’ll usually find loads of performers busking or just looking to entertain. Last Tuesday, there was a particularly good selection of them. While I was enjoying some nice african food with Jack Durtnall who came to join me for few days, a trio of Argentinians (guitar, bass, cajon and all three singing) took the front stage (more like the left side of the balcony on the side of the road and not of the river). They started to play some of their reggae songs from a band they have in Argentina adapted to a trio format. Slowly people couldn’t resist getting up and dancing and Jack couldn’t resist running home, taking his sax out and jamming along!
Once they finished their set, we went and asked them if they wanted to take part in the project. They accepted. We took them to where we were staying whilst our amazing host made them maté (the Argentinean national drink). We set up in a narrow corridor and they started playing. Jack joined in a few of the recordings and so did I with my flute (it’s my sister’s actually…)! It was absolutely great! We had a great time. So if you’re looking for things to do in Germany, they’ll be there for a month and have a few gigs. Go and see them! They’re awesome!
Here’s there facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sirtetircco
ps: there’s a rumor that they’ll be playing on the same market this coming Friday and probably in Maurepark on Sunday?