KAFANA BALKAN with Istanbul Connection

KAFANA BALKAN with Istanbul Connection

Incognito Express, Jill Parker, Elizabeth Strong, DJ Zeljko

Saturday 6/2

9:00 pm

$15-18

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

ADV TIX $15 / DOORS $18. 6 ticket limit per customer/account/household/email/credit card/address. Orders exceeding the 6 ticket limit subject to cancellation. Orders place for the sole purpose of resale will be cancelled. 

 

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
Istanbul Connection
Istanbul Connection
A Bay Area musical collective formed when thirteen members of the hottest Balkan and Latin bands were gravitationally pulled to visit the city of Istanbul. With a mind towards cross-cultural connection and sonic expansion, these die-hards flew 7,000 miles to represent a piece of the the Bay Area music scene. In the process, they have cemented themselves as a supergroup of groove and since their epic beginnings, the band has performed sold-out-show after sold-out-show. They continue to draw their inspiration from the Turkish Maqam, Flamenco, Rumba, Balkan, and Cumbia they are are so deeply rooted in. Come prepared to dance!
Incognito Express
Incognito Express
Incognito Express takes you on a musical joy ride through Eastern Europe, showcasing Romani, Bulgarian, Serbian, Greek and Macedonian traditions as well as Balkan-inspired originals.

The band featuresDan Cantrell on accordion, Will Magid on trumpet, Gregory Masaki Jenkins on clarinet and alto sax, Marco Peris Coppola on tupan (a percussion instrument) and Miles Jay on Double Bass
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).
Elizabeth Strong
Elizabeth Strong
Elizabeth Strong is a life long dancer, raised in the folk communities of California, where she was exposed to music and dance of the Balkans and Middle East from a young age. In addition to over a decade of study in the Bay Area, She has traveled and studied dance ethnology in Turkey and Egypt, the first student of Reyhan Tuzsuz in Istanbul, and student of Sahra Saeeda in Egyptian dance and culture.
DJ Zeljko
Spinning the funnest Roma music around!
Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com