KAFANA BALKAN Presents
" The Balkan Brass - Belly Dance Blow Out"
With the fabulous Fanfare Zambaleta,Elizabeth Strong – free spirited roman gypsy genius, Foxglove Sweethearts, Little Egypt a Student Belly Dance Salon and Kafana Balkan Mastermind and Producer DJ Zeljko.
Join us for a night of Wild Brass,Abandon and reverberating Floors
Don't miss one of the City’s absolute best Parties and one of the best parties anywhere as proclaimed by the SF Bay Guardian and followers alike.
Saturday June 21st, 2014, 9pm, $15
Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., San Francisco,
Presale Tickets for the Bay’s most bumpin’ Balkan party are available
Elizabeth Strong - free spirited roman gypsy genius.
The Foxglove Sweethearts
Foxglove Sweethearts, a top shelf collection of belly dancers and artistic collaborators enthusiastically infusing life and vision into inspiring music from all corners of the world, focusing especially on the fierce music of the Arabic and Balkan peoples. Foxglove Sweethearts members include: Stephanie Fields, Danielle Lottridge, Jeanette Walton, Jenna Bowles, Angela Ekstrand, Karina Castellanos, and guest artist Yuko Okumura.
Fanfare Zambaleta plays music in the finest and wildest Balkan brass band tradition, which developed over centuries by the Rom (gypsy) communities of Serbia, Macedonia, and Greece. This loud, fast-paced music incorporates mixed meters, close harmonies, and dramatic improvised solos. The band was incubated at San Francisco’s Zambaleta Music and Dance School before hitting the streets as an 11-member juggernaut on a mission to bring Balkan beauty to fresh ears.
Fanfare Zambaleta is Greg Jenkins (alto sax/vocals); Noah Levitt, Harlow Carpenter, and Theo Padouvas (trumpet); Rachel MacFarlane (tenor horn); Peter Bonos and Larry Leight (euphonium); Evan Stuart (Sousaphone); Ivan Velev (tapan); Jake Shandling (snare drum); and Corinne Sykes (vocals and percussion)
There will be Rakija ( Delicious traditional Liquor from the Balkans) and Gino from Spirollsf (spirollsf.com) will be serving Delicious Burek ( Balkan Filo Dough Pastries ) Opa!