Doors at 6:30 pm / Show at 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tickets are $20 Advance / $25 Day of Show / $15 Student, Senior and Early Bird (until Oct 10th) Discount
A night of Masquerade and Ecstatic Dance at the Ashkenaz dance hall in Berkeley with live music by Madhu & Ege. Bring your best costume and dance moves as Madhu & Ege take you to a sonic journey with their loops, beatboxing, sitar and steel handpans. Invoke the true divine nature of yourself through dance on this special night. There will be contests during the event for best costumes and dancers.
Madhu Anziani is a sound healer, musician, and a qi gong practitioner who used the power of sound and his voice to heal from tetraplegia (paralysis affecting all four limbs). In 2009, after experiencing a traumatic fall, which shattered two of his neck vertebrae, Madhu used his knowledge of sound, energy (chi), and the healing power of the voice to completely recover from an injury that should have kept him wheelchair-bound for life. He shares the techniques he used to heal and transform himself. Madhu has a degree in Jazz/World music performance from San Francisco State University and is certified in Sound, Voice, and Music Healing from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Egemen Sanli: Egemen (Ege) is a modern dervish traveling to find his own voice within world music, carrying the flag of his Turkish roots as a musician. Ege plays the sitar alongside other ethnic instruments (shamisen, saz, hang and handpan drums, banjo, flutes) and is able to bring out the mystic and invigorating qualities of all. He utilizes beats, loops and tanpura machines to compliment his joyful improvisations based on traditional Eastern ragas. Ege lives in San Francisco and performs regularly in the Bay Area, he is also a certified Yoga teacher.