Friday, January 11, 2019
The Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal presents
Arabic Contemporary Music Group
The Tzereme Crew
Starry Plough Pub
3101 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
Doors at 8:00pm; Show at 9:00pm.
Cover: $12-15 sliding scale at the door
Kitchen closes at 10:00 pm (ages 21+ thereafter)
The Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal presents a new rotation of bands the Starry Plough Pub on the second Friday of every month. Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal is a concert series featuring the other-worldy talent of musicians from the Bay Area and beyond performing Eastern European folk music. A hub in the Bay Area Balkan music scene, the bacchanal provides a platform for a community of performers, folk dancers, regular attendants and new friends to revel together every month since 2011.
Agapi Mou – 11 pm
Agapi Mou is a four-piece ensemble that plays Greek traditional music, with an emphasis on tradition — no modern sound effects or drum machines, just violin, clarinet, hand drums, laouto, and voice. The name Agapi Mou means “my love” in Greek and describes the group’s feeling for the music they play. Formed in 2009, the group performs in the San Francisco Bay Area at festivals, restaurants, dance venues, concert halls, and private parties.
Aya Safiya – violin/vocals
Greg Jenkins – clarinet/vocals
Michael Garibaldi – percussion/vocals
Alan Davidson – laouto
Arabic Contemporary Music Group – 10 pm
Faisal Zedan – Riqq
Younis Maqboul – Violin
Reda Darwish – Derbakki
Khader Keileh – Keyboard
Emad Mizyad – Frame drum
THE TZEREME CREW (Orestis, Jamie, Yağız & Zina) – 9 pm
A celebratory combination of two bands of Bay Area, Hohlax Trio and Metanastys, is excited, to share with you for the very first time their favorite tunes from Greece and Turkey ranging from deep hash-den rembetika to central Anatolian improvisation. We strongly recommend you join us whether your heart tends to beat in a 9/8 signature or not, or your feet can’t help but do the xasapiko or not yet.
Featuring HoHLaX Trio bouzouki player and songwriter Orestis Koletsos and violinist Jaime Smith. Meta Nastys is comprised of Yağız Şen on bouzouki and vocals and Zina Pozen on accordion.