4/3 SMYRNA TIME MACHINE at Ashkenaz
- SMYRNA TIME MACHINE plus special guest
Doors at 7:00 p.m.; Balkan dance lesson at 7:30 p.m.; Show at 8:30 p.m.
The Smyrna Time Machine plays Rebetika as well as the light-hearted and
lilting dance music of the Aegean islands, heart-wrenching zembekika,
sensuous tsiftetelia, sizzling karsilamades, and more. They sing and play
bouzouki, kanun, violin, guitar, oud, baglamas and dumbek. Rebetika (or
Rembetika), sometimes called the Greek blues, originated in the early 1900s
in the cities near the Aegean Sea -- cities such as Athens, Istanbul, and
Smyrna (modern day Izmir). A musical mixture of East and West, and in a
sense, the original fusion, it is at times sorrowful, at others bawdy. The
songs reflect the difficulties and joys of life in that era.
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
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