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O(+> Prince Rogers Nelson was never one to let anyone wrap him up in a pussycat bow. Pop-star. Rock-god. Funk-master. Preacher. Satyr. Dandy. Workhorse. Gender-bender. Monk. Magician. Philanthropist. Joker. Svengali. Recluse. Showman extraordinaire. He was a man of luminous, full-throated joy, and deep, shattering longing. Of indestructible groove laced with an abyssal ache that he was certain (and he was right) could be made to take flight through the transcendent, propulsive power of music. He played guitar like he was making love and talking in tongues. He sang like an angel and a man possessed. He was reverence and sin. Confusion and commitment. Artifice and naked emotional exposure. He hated being stared at but wanted everyone to look at him. And when we looked, we were as awed as he wanted and needed us to be, and we offered up the love that he asked for and that he made, and for a long time it was enough, it was everything, and at the same time it was not and could never be enough.
O(+> On April 21st, a year exactly since our Purple muse passed, we celebrate his legacy. Bands and artists from all persuasions will gather to pay tribute to a man who changed the face of music forever.
“Can it be in this seemingly short space of time,
we’ve lived a year or 2 inside our minds?
Now I want 2 spend my whole life through inside of U”
- Prince / The Grand Progression (1989/Unreleased)
THE PRINCE TRIBUTE CONCERT + PURPLE PARTY
Festsaal Kreuzberg (EX WHITE TRASH BALLROOM)
O(+> Announcing the first round of acts:
• Ahmad Larnes (Schwarz Dont Crack / Nettwerk Music Group)
• Elyas Khan (BBE Music / Vicious Circle Rec)
• The Feminists (Berlin)
• The Hoo (NDYD)
• Mad Kate (HYENAZ / SPRINGSTOFF)
• Milly Blue (Duchess Box Records)
• SNAX – musician (Random Records)
• THE VAULT (Berlin)
+ More to be announced
O(+> PURPLE PARTY with DJ’S:
• AusgehDörte (RIP – Tunten aus der Gruft)
• Dickey (Get Up Recordings)
• Digital Norman (ByteFM)
• S.U.O.P (Schockadelica)
+ Prince Live Visual Spectacular
This is a charity event. All proceeds going to GSBTB – Open Music School which support the integration of refugees and less-privileged newcomers into Berlin’s music scene.
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