KAFANA BALKAN w/ Inspector Gadje Brass Band & Ismail Lumanovski

KAFANA BALKAN w/ Inspector Gadje Brass Band & Ismail Lumanovski

Jill Parker, Little Egypt, DJ Zeljko

Saturday 2/3

9:00 pm

$18-20

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

ADV $18 / DOORS $20.

 

KAFANA BALKAN
KAFANA BALKAN
"Best Crazed Gypsy Brass Band Dance Party in SF: Yes, this occasional Kafana Balkan party is pretty much the only crazed Gypsy brass band dance party in town, but that doesn't make it any less special. Where else can you find hundreds of swarthy men with dangling moustaches and pork-pie hats dancing with slinky ladies in diaphanous dresses and hot-pink hair? (Okay, besides a Joanna Newsom show.) Kafana Balkan also offers live, horn-driven mayhem from the likes of Brass Menazeri and Edessa, as well as everything from Balkan hip-hop to crazy Gypsy funk spun by DJ Zeljko." --SF Weekly
Inspector Gadje Brass Band
Inspector Gadje Brass Band
Inspector Gadje brings a big sound to the beautiful and bumpin’ brass band music of the Balkans. Formed by students of Rom master Rumen "Sali" Shopov, the band draws on talents known to Bay Area audiences from such bands as the Brass Liberation Orchestra, Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment, the Lloyd Family Players, Cradle Duende and the Gomorran Social Aid & Pleasure Club. Inspector Gadje is an acoustic dance machine that makes the party move!
Ismail Lumanovski
Ismail Lumanovski
The Macedonian/Turkish clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski grew up in the Balkans cherishing his recordings of Western classical music, jazz, hip hop and rock. His ability to perform both Western Classical music and Balkan folk music with such inimitable skill is a rarity this writer has never witnessed close up before. None but a few distinguished musicians have truly mastered two opposite musical styles.

Lumanovski is perhaps the first Roma (Gypsy) clarinet player to graduate from the renowned Juilliard School of Music in New York, and his understanding of Mahler and orchestral playing is as developed as his profound passion for and skill in playing the music from his ethnic childhood. His performances have been widely reviewed.
Jill Parker
Jill Parker
JILL PARKER is an international, award winning belly dancer. She is an instructor, choreographer, and founder of the modern tribal fusion belly dance movement.

She's an exceptional belly dance teacher with a gift for demystifying this sensuous form, making its techniques accessible to new dancers, while offering tremendous insight for refinement to advanced dancers. With over two decades of experience, she has trained many of the top dancers in the genre.

Jill is an original member of Fat Chance Belly Dance, founder of Ultra Gypsy, and director of the Foxglove Sweethearts. She teaches weekly classes at ODC Commons (SF) and Spring Fall Dance Studio (Berkeley).
DJ Zeljko
Spinning the funnest Roma music around!
Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com