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RESCHEDULING: Film Screening: “Two Weeks Inside Studio D: The Film” 

Doors at 7:30 pm; Film at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Admission Free / Pre-registration recommended to assure a seat.

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"Two Weeks Inside Studio D: Berkeley" the Film, will be available online after 5pm with the private password "ashkenaz" at from 5pm Nov 17th for 3 days.  We couldn't control the bad air quality, but we can deliver this to your homes for a few days.  We will be rescheduling the screening at Ashkenaz with the celebration of Ashkenaz music recording history, sometime in January.

Ashkenaz Commemorates Music Recording History with Film Screening

“Two Weeks Inside Studio D: The Film” 

In 1973, when David Nadel founded Ashkenaz, he had a vision of fostering intercultural understanding through music and dance.  This past September 15, 2018, when Fantasy Studios, a famous independent recording studio based in Berkeley, closed its doors, the magic of musician friendships created at Ashkenaz Community Center came to life.  Karen Lile, a producer at both Ashkenaz and Fantasy Studios, brought together over 60 musicians in 20 recording sessions inside Studio D, between September 17 to 29th.  Michael Kofford created a 38 min documentary film about these recording sessions that will be premiered at 8pm in a private screening at Ashkenaz.

The Film features interviews and music from inside the recording sessions of Grammy winner Jamie Dubberly/Dharma Brass Band, Rob Dehlinger/Alpha Rhythm Kings, Erik Jekabson, Kenny Washington & the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, Tammy L. Hall, Mimi Fox, George Winston, Allison Miller, Kendall Ross Bean and Taylor Eigsti with a total of 60 musicians participating in this project, see:    

After the 38 minute documentary, Ashkenaz will present a tribute to the early music recordings from “Live at Ashkenaz" that dates back to early 1980's and will share how Ashkenaz fits on the local and global community of recording musicians.

At 11am earlier in the day, at the 2000 Allston Way Post Office in Berkeley, the United States Postal Service will be making a presentation to Ashkenaz as part of a Building Bridges Ceremony recognizing 70 years of Music Recording History in Berkeley.   You can even send mail or collect a pictorial postmark on an cache (envelope) that commemorates Ashkenaz.  For more info about this see: