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Hula Hut & the Seven Seas

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Sebastian Müller (acoustic/electric steel guitar)
Patric Arp (ukulele, acoustic guitar)
Taylor savvy ( acoustic guitar, bass)
Yuko Matsuyama ( vocal)

Maikai No Kauai


Hula Hut & the Seven Seas Christmas Edition‬
Hula Hut & The Seven Seas with Frank Fairfield‬

Aloha! Hula Hut & The Seven Seas zaubern Sonne ins Herz und ein Lächeln auf die Lippen!
Im traditionellen Setup der 1920/30er (Steel Guitar, Guitar, Ukulele) spielen Hula Hut längst vergessene Hits aus der Blütezeit der Hawaiianischen Musik. Mit abwechslungsreichen Repertoire spannt die Band den Bogen von mitreissenden Instrumental-Klassikern bis hin zu atemberaubend schönen Vokalnummern, die von Yuko Matsuyama im Stile der großen Hawaiianischen Gesangskünstler vorgetragen werden. Let the sunshine in!
english info Hula Hut and the Seven Seas
Hula Hut and the Seven Seas plays Hawaiian music for parties, events and private gatherings. We are unique as a trio performing traditional music from the 1920-30s with a focus on the long-lost sounds of the great steel guitar groups, with selections of classics as originally recorded by Sol Hoopii, King Benny Nawahi, Jim and Bob (The Genial Hawaiians) and many others.
The group has been performing throughout Berlin since 2011, and consists of Sebastian Müller (acoustic/electric steel guitar), Patrick Arp (ukelele, acoustic guitar) and Taylor Savvy (acoustic guitar, bass). Our most recent member Yuko Matsuyama sings and dances in the unique ha’i style of the times.
Our most recent long-term engagement was in Rouen, France taking part in the Last Chance Cabaret at the 106 venue during Armada June 2013, collaborating with Adam Traynor (stage/film director of “Ivory Tower”), Frank Fairfield (old timey 78 guru and musician), Louise Deville (acrobat/dancer), Rodolphe Berger (French indie music legend), Phillipe Beau (shadow puppeteer/magician from Robert LePage’s latest), Chilly Gonzales (pianist/entertainer), and others during the residency. Since then we have performed for Berlin Music Week festivites, opened for Septembers’ Farewell Bonaparte party, and the opening night party in Direktorenhaus for Illustrative ’13.

As musicians, we have naturally played various other forms of music, yet have formed this project to accomodate learning the Hawaiian repertoire as fans of the music. Sebastian toured and recorded as part of Terranova and Lotterboys (club/remix/dancefloor sensations) and continues mixing musical projects for Peaches (electro queen), JC Beck (Hollywood film composer), and Jamie Lidell. Patrick has long been involved in the Berlin indie music scene, touring the globe on keyboards and guitar with Barbara Morgenstern. Taylor Savvy continues making music with Bonaparte (Swiss shock pop) and has recorded/toured with various bands including Iggy Pop, Jamie Lidell, Feist, Stereo Totale, and Gonzales. Together, we three have a confidence and respect for Hawaiian sounds, and as Berliners, enjoy the healing properties of the music as an elixir for modern city life. More sunshine, please!

Hula Hut can be currently enjoyed in 2 formats: as a centerpiece act (with video installation, story-telling segments, special guests i.e.singing and hula dancing) to compliment any party or festive occassion, or as background accompaniment to any social gathering (soothing live music with a unique sound).

Hula Hut and the Seven Seas may also be hired for event organising and theatre engagements. We enjoy collaboration, and look forward to replicating island sounds from the 1920s into a joyful 2013 context. Let’s work together to bring more sunshine!

Newer Garten – Iwanka Skrivanek + Petros Michalas

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©Henryk WeiffenbachNewer Garten – Nuevoplanta
May.07, 2012 + May.24, 2013
Collaboration Live,
Iwanka Skrivanek / nuevoplanta : Keybord, Vocal
Petros Michalas /Asimetri Apili : Bass, Vocal, baglama
Yuko Matsuyama : Vocal
Sound : Electronica,Instrumental + Improvisation
more link:
Iwanka : http://www.myspace.com/nuevoplanta
Petros : www.myspace.com/asimetriapili


Cabaret Avignon – Jim Avignon

Cavaret Avignon Music-Jim Avignon,  Dance-Yuko Matsuyama
Cabaret Avignon
Music-Jim Avignon,
Dance-Yuko Matsuyama
©Henryk Weiffenbach
Jim Avignon, Yuko Matsuyama
©Henryk Weiffenbach
Jim Avignon, Yuko Matsuyama
©Henryk Weiffenbach

Cabaret Avignon
Dec.19,2012 at Eschschloraque
Jan. 16,2014 at Feinkost Lampe, Hannover
Jim Avignon – Set, Masks, Compose, Sound&Vocal.
Yuko Matsuyama – Costume, Choreograph and dance.

Kunst, Konzert und LoFi-Performance. Sie werden durch den kleinen Laden tänzeln – die liebevoll-lebendigen Figuren aus dem Zeichenkosmos des Berliner Malers und Musikers Jim Avignon aka Neoangin. Die japanische Tänzerin Yuko Matsuyama wird all die komisch kaputten Typen zu Lofi-Rythmen, knuddeligen Bassläufen und subversiv-netten Songtexten choreografisch zum Leben erwecken. Ob verträumt – erzählerisch die mexikanische Malerin Frida Kahlo wiederauferstehen lassend, ob im wilden Polkaschritt als lebensgrosse Dollarmünze den Kapitalismus beerdigend oder als überlebensgrossen Cartooncharacter.

Link to :  Jim Avignon aka.Neoangin

Baba Zula

photo by Antoine Maillier

Turkish Band Baba Zula has over 50 collaborators all over the world,and I am very very happy to be one of them.
On the live they also let me dance, I’m not Belly-dancer but they just make me free as if I were a bird.
BabaZula has been the best friend of Eschschloraque, where I’ve perform almost every month.
My first concert I’ve seen them was at Zoo in Berlin with the Berlin based special guitarist Alexander Hacke,
their psychedelic music and the full smell of animals, so I actually couldn’t follow it..
I started loving their performance later in 2007, when they had their first concert in Tokyo Club Quatro with
their core-collaborator Ceren Oykut and also the most beautiful Japanese belly dancer Nourah.

One day in 2011 I fall in love with a song called Cecon from the movie “Crossing The Bridge” from Fatin Akin.
It kept in my head like a tinnitus and I thought if I could sing it in Japanese.
With the kindly help by the original singer Brenna MacCrimmon,
I started to sing the song Cecon.
The Japanese Lyric is not as honest as the original Turkish lyric yet and I am still working on it,
but each time I sing the song with them it moves me so much.
One more song I’ve working on now is a song called Bir Sana Bir de Bana ( one for you, one for me).
On the CD the song was also performed by Brenna MacCrimmon.
The original text was made by Ceren Oykut‘s mother.

Upcoming and past Live

Fusion Fest 2014 Berlin, Germany
Festival Les Musicavas 2013 Givry,  France
SommerFestival der Kulturen 2013 Stuttgart, Germany
Baba Zula Live 2013  Lio Berlin, Germany
Fusion Fest 2012 Berlin, Germany

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Performance With Murat Ertel ( BabaZula )
30.08.2015 Haus Schwarzenberg Summerfest
Murat Ertel (BabaZula), Edualdo Delgado Lopez, Jens Alers, & Yuko Matsuyama
Festival Die Nächte des Ramadan CLUB SESSION.1 at ACUD Berlin
Murat Ertel, Schneider TM & Yuko Matsuyama

Murat Ertel, Yuko Matsuyama & Schneider TM Ramadan Festival Berlin 2015 Live at Acud


Sound&Movement Improvisation 『platform』-event “platform project”

Click&Jump to photo album Photo: Henryk Weiffenbach
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Photo: Henryk Weiffenbach

Venue – Neurotitan shop & gallery – Haus Schwarzenberg e.V
Exhibition Organized by Manabi Murata  http://www.murataandfriends.de/
Carlos Osatinsky, Fernando Nicolás Pelliccioli, Hironori Sugata,
Ayako Toyama, Yuko Matsuyama
Objet d’art – furniture : Bernard Agnias / Chez Rita
Visuals: Linda Havenstein
The I dea behind the performance was that the occation of the first anniversary of the triple catastrophe in northern Japan in 2011. It was presented and collaborated with Pr. Hanada and his students from Münster School of Architecture.  Photo Link


Sound & Movement Improvisation 『Nichijousahan -Pan de cada día-』
Venue – Neurotitan shop & gallery – Haus Schwarzenberg e.V

Mercedes del Rosario Appugliese、Ayako Toyama 、Yuko Matsuyama
Inspired by the book ( Nichijousahan / daily matter ) the famous „Hokusai-Manga“.
Represent the view point and our daily activity as a performance artist.