Bacchanal May 13!

Friday May 13, 2016
Balkalicious Fire Drive (11pm)
Ghost Note Ensemble (10pm)
Balkanton 340 (9pm)
Doors at 8:00pm, Music at 9:00pm
The Starry Plough (3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley)
Admission $10-15 sliding scale at the door ************************************************************

Balkanton 340

Attention folk dancers! Long time Bay Area folk musicians Rumen “Sali” Shopov, Hector Bezanis, Dena Bjornlie and Steve Finney join in Balkanton 340, bringing you the unique traditional sounds of the folk instruments gaida, gadulka, kaval and tupan. Balkanton 340 plays a village style of song and dance music from the many rich and diverse cultural regions of Bulgaria.



We’re looking forward to the return of the Ghost Note Ensemble! Ghost Note Ensemble weaves music from Hungarian, Moldavian, Ukrainian, and Jewish folk traditions into a tuneful time traveled tapestry, a requiem for borders of future past.



With searing instrumentals and sultry, gut-wrenching vocals soaring over hard-hitting grooves, BALKALICIOUS FIRE DRIVE rocks you with the raw and intoxicating energy, sound and spirit of the Balkans. Band members are infused with long and vibrant histories from the Bay Area world music scene and beyond. They are: Leslie Bonnett on vocals and violin; Stuart Brotman on bass, Shea Comfort on clarinet, and Haig Kassabian on percussion.

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