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EXBERLINER Issue 170, April 2018

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Brazilian staycation, anyone?

With some 12,000 Brazilians in Berlin, the scene goes far beyond samba. We talked to some of the community's more famous faces, learned all about Forró, capoeira and feijoada, and found out where to get the best caipirinha. Plus: Celebrate International Roma Day with Berlin's own Roma rabble-rouser Hamze Bytyci, join us for English Days at Achtung Berlin Film Festival, and much more, on stands now...

PORTRAITS
They're dancers and capoeristas, but also actors, painters, tattoo artists... Meet some of Berlin's better-known Brazilians (and one German shaman).

BEST OF BRAZIL
Where to eat, drink, wax, sing, shop and more.

FORRO FOR ALL
Learn all about the Brazilian dance craze that's got Berlin's hips shaking.

WHY I MARRIED MY GERMAN WIFE
Four Brazilian men dish on whether becoming a "visa husband" is all it's cracked up to be.

BERLIN'S ROMA RABBLE-ROUSER
Actor, director, "politically gay" troublemaker: Hamze Bytyci on his history of Roma activism and the Gorki's upcoming Roma Biennale.

ACHTUNG!
Berlin's hometown film festival is back, and we're getting in on the action! Join us at Lichtblick for Exberliner's English Days (Apr 14-16).

Also in this issue...

CHRISTIAN PETZOLD
With Transit, the Phoenix director delves into another case of mistaken identity – minus the historical re-enactment.

HOLLY HERNDON/MAT DRYHURST
The avant-garde electronic power couple on surveillance, the pros and cons of corporate tech and the "AI baby" they're bringing to the Martin-Gropius-Bau's Hexadome (Apr 6).

NILBAR GURES
With work in two exhibitions across town this month, the Turkish artist talks about softness, humour and fabric in her politically charged work.

F.I.N.D. FESTIVAL
The Festival of International New Drama returns to the Schaubühne (Apr 9-22) with 11 stellar English-surtitled productions, including our interviewee Ofira Henig's Kind of.

BEST OF BERLIN
A trippy new bookstore, indoor virtual golf, Hungarian craft beer and Marxism for dummies.

BERLIN BITES
Pizza with benefits: Four Berlin pizzerias that offer a little something extra, from cannabis crusts to €1 slices.

...And much, much more!