From: Ryan Francesconi <rf@...
TUESDAY, 12.04 : Ashkenaz, crazy dancing fun with the Toids and fabulous
Dance teaching by Lise Liepman (7pm ish) (I believe it's 7:30. JAC)
Featuring : (8pm ish) (I believe it's 8:30. JAC)
Ryan Francesconi, frets
Dan Cantrell, accordion
Lila Sklar, violin
Bill Lanphier, bass
Tobias Roberson, doumbek
Tom Ferris, snare and tupan
Rumen Shopov, tambura
Suzzane Leanora, tambura
1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
This is not the Toids, but worth checking out - and features a few Toids :
FRIDAY, 12.07 : Slavonic Center
60 Onondaga at Alemany, San Francisco
Tickets: $10 at the door
Five master musicians from Bulgaria and Greece come together to perform
their passionate and exotic songs and dance tunes for one evening only on
December 7, 8:30 PM, at the Slavonic Cultural Center in San Francisco.
Following a brief smash appearance at the recent San Francisco Kolo
Festival, the group presents superb Bulgarian, Greek, and Rom (Gypsy) music
that is completely authentic and completely fresh. Their music unites
dazzling speed, intricate ornamentation, stunning precision, remarkable
technique, and a depth of emotion that is truly rare.
Featured are: Rumen Shopov, Bulgarian Rom (Gypsy) string player, singer, and
drummer; Greek singer Nick Trigonis, from the island of Lesvos-Mytilini; the
wonderful Bulgarian singer Gergana Toncheva; Mitko Tonchev, Bulgarian
accordionist; and Georgi Mitev, Bulgarian traditional and jazz drummer.
Rumen and Gergana are making their first full American appearances. Also
playing are three Americans: Ryan Francesconi, Bulgarian tambura and Greek
bouzouki, of semi-local semi-Balkan band The Toids; Bill Lanphier, bass,
also of The Toids; and Suzanne Leonora, tambura.
SUNDAY, 12.09 : The Tuva Space.
3192 Adeline in Berkeley, CA (look for the ANT sign)
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