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Oct
7
1:30 PM13:30

Semiannual Reunion of the UC Berkeley Folk Dancers Balkan Folk Dance

1:30pm to 5pm

Tickets $7

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We're having a vegetarian potluck for our semiannual  reunion of the UC Berkeley Folk Dancers

This monthly event is a revival of ’70s-style Berkeley folkdancing with some international request dancing to recorded music, capturing the spirit that David Nadel was inspired by when he opened Ashkenaz in 1973 with Balkan folkdancing. One does not need a live band to experience the communal pleasure of dancing together.

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Balkan Dance
Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

Balkan Dance

Doors at 6:30 pm / Balkan dance lesson at 7:00 pm / Dance at 8:00 pm

Tickets are $7

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This monthly event is a revival of ’70s-style Berkeley folkdancing with some international request dancing to recorded music, capturing the spirit that David Nadel was inspired by when he opened Ashkenaz in 1973 with Balkan folkdancing. One does not need a live band to experience the communal pleasure of dancing together, and the dance lessons help newcomers join in the experience.

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 Pan-Celtic Ceilidh Dance with The Bruno Band
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Pan-Celtic Ceilidh Dance with The Bruno Band

Doors at 7:30 pm; Dance Lesson at 8:00 pm

Tickets are $8 Advance / $10 Day of Show

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Ashkenaz is proud to present our bi-monthly Pan-Celtic Ceilidh dance series! The Ceilidh is a tradition of music, dance and storytelling in Scottish and Irish traditions. In Ashkenaz inclusive tradition, this Ceilidh will combine easy dances everyone can do in many traditions including English Ceilidh, English Country, Contra, Scottish and Irish Ceilidh. For this month's dance DJ, host, and caller Alan Kline will be joined by caller Linda Henderson, and live music from The Bruno Band, who are Jason Aldean on melodon & bass, Calvaleigh Rasmussen on accordion & drum, Alex Bernstein on whistle, Kevin Hughes on mandolin, bagpipe, & hurly gurdy, Nicole Sivel on recorder & whistles, Jay Doane on fiddle, and Michael Dewell on mandolin.

"One of the Bay Area’s hidden folk treasures, The Bruno Band are the core musicians for the Pipe & Bowl Morris Men, and the Newcastle Country Dancers. All the musicians are dancers, and most have been cavorting for over two decades .  They are sure to put a spring in your step.”

 

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The African Diaspora in South America: De Rompe y Raja (Afro-Peruvian) and Fogo na Roupa (Afro-Brazilian)
Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

The African Diaspora in South America: De Rompe y Raja (Afro-Peruvian) and Fogo na Roupa (Afro-Brazilian)

Doors at 7:30 pm; Show at 8:00 pm

Tickets are $18 / $20 at the Door

Follow the African Diaspora through South America on this evening of dance and music performance. Experience the music and dance that emerged where indigenous Peruvian, African, and European cultures intersected with De Rompe y Raja, followed by Afro-Brazilian drum and dance ensemble Fogo na Roupa.

                                          photo by RJ Muna

                                         photo by RJ Muna

De Rompe y Raja was founded in 1995, as a cultural organization dedicated to preserving and promoting traditions and culture from the coastal region of Peru, where the music and motifs of European, African and Indigenous peoples intersect. 

Afro-Peruvian music, song, and dance are a single continuum of rhythms, developed during Peru’s colonial period, when Africans, brought to Peru as enslaved workers, merged their syncopations with the lively dance and music of Spanish colonialists and indigenous Peruvians. These forms have been celebrated, preserved, and reinvented by countless drumming hands and dancing feet.

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Founded in 1989, Fogo na Roupa is a Bay Area, award-winning, Grupo Carnavalesco and performaing company. Fogo Na Roupa combines the community's raw spirit with the technical expertise of its illustrious Founding Director, the late Mestre Carlos Aceituno. The name, which means "Clothes On Fire", is symbolic of the hot energy generated by the innovative rhythms and infectious dance moves that has created dedicated students and Canavalescos in the greater Bay Area. Under the artistic direction of Jose Rivera and Metzi Henriquez, Fogo continues to fire up the crowds, winning multiple San Francisco Carnaval Grand Championships, , Best of the Bay 2011, and a 2012 "Corazon Del Barrio Award" from Mission Cultural Center. Fogo Na Roupa’s performance highlights include Bay Area opener for Brazil’s popular Olodum and collaboration with prominent Bay Area jazz ensemble, Mingus Amungus, opening for Carlos Santana, internationally acclaimed Brazilian recording artist, Carlinhos Brown, SF Ethnic Dance Festival, SF Symphony 100th Anniversary, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers halftime shows.

 

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Balkan Folkdance
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Balkan Folkdance

Doors at 6:30 pm; Balkan dance lesson at 7:00 pm; Dance at 8:00 pm

Tickets are $7

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This monthly event is a revival of ’70s-style Berkeley folkdancing with some international request dancing to recorded music, capturing the spirit that David Nadel was inspired by when he opened Ashkenaz in 1973 with Balkan folkdancing. One does not need a live band to experience the communal pleasure of dancing together, and the dance lessons help newcomers join in the experience.

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UC  Berkeley Folk Dance Reunion
May
14
1:30 PM13:30

UC Berkeley Folk Dance Reunion

Doors & Show at 1:30 pm

Tickets are $7

This afternoon of folk dancing to recorded music and vegetarian potlucking is sponsored by the International Order of Aging But Still Game Folk dancers. Bring something to share: food, drink, photos,memories, creaky knees, Ace bandages. Young and able-bodied are also invited to attend.

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