Friday, February 8, 2019
The Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal presents Alaturca Connection and Giorgos Frantzeskakis and Giorgos Stratakis
Starry Plough Pub
3101 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
Doors at 8:00pm; Show at 9:00pm.
Admission: $12-15 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.
Alaturca Connection (9 pm)
Alaturca Connection is a Turkish music band formed by Bay Area’s widely acclaimed musicians. Each band member brings musical depth and years of experience in playing a broad repertoire of classical, folkloric and contemporary Turkish, Balkan and Roman songs. They perform regularly at community events, weddings, and shows at various San Francisco venues. The band has also been an active supporter of social projects including underprivileged girls’ education and organizes an annual event called Gelecege Sarkilar (Songs for the Future) on March 2, 2019 to support the cause.
Giorgos Frantzeskakis and Giorgos Stratakis (10:30 pm)
Boasting supreme musical talent and intuition, harmonizing voices, and upbeat tempo. The young duo of Giorgos Frantzeskakis (violin) and Giorgos Stratakis (Cretan laouto) has become growingly popular throughout the island of Crete, and especially within their native area of Hania (Western Crete).