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David Nadel Memorial with Balkan Dance and the Funky Nixons

Doors at 6:30 pm; Show at 7:00 pm

Entrance by donation

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It's been 22 years since his passing, and his legacy lives on.

With thanks to the generous community of Ashkenaz attendees and donors who continue to support David Nadel's vision of a community space that celebrates intercultural exchange, Ashkenaz remains a thriving institution.   

This year, we will be gathering in gratitude on December 19,  for an intimate evening of remembrance, with Balkan dancing from 7pm to 9pm

Funky Nixons at 9:15 pm

Never one to turn down an opportunity to shake up the status quo, in the era of Bush the First David gladly took the opportunity to present The Funky Nixons and their brand of shit-disturbing rock. Such timely favorites as “Screw the Rich”, “Smoke a Joint with Jesus”, and “Barbara Bush’s Dog” hearkened to David’s social activist roots, and spotlighted Ashkenaz’s role as a house of social justice.

The Funky Nixons

The Funky Nixons are a Berkeley-based rock/hip-hop band. Formed in 1990 on the eve of the first Gulf War, the band has performed over a hundred shows, concerts, and benefits all over the San Francisco Bay Area. Funky Nixons songs are played on college and pirate radio stations around the Bay Area. Songs include: Screw the Rich, Bum Rap, We Support the Troops, LA Driver, Minimum Wage, We Love the Pope, and Smoke a Joint with Jesus. Their song Barbara Bush's Dog was used as the theme song of the weekly radio show, The Street Spirit Hour. Music mpgs and photos of the Funky Nixons are posted at The Funky Nixons have performed at People's Park anniversary shows most years since 1991, and are sometimes referred to as the "House Band of Berkeley's People's Park" by other park organizers.

Later Event: December 20
Kizomba Nightz