Come celebrate the 7 year anniversary of the Bay’s most bumpin’ Balkan party, KAFANA BALKAN, Opa!
Not only was Kafana Balkan the first ongoing Balkan dance party in San Francisco, it's also the Bay Area’s biggest Balkan music party masterminded by DJ Zeljko Petkovic. Zeljko hails from the Balkans, Serbia by way of Frankfurt and now resides in San Francisco. We here in San Francisco have the great benefit of enjoying his discriminating taste and seemingly endless collection of Balkan music. DJ Zeljko clearly loves what he does and he is a crowd pleaser, concocting a genuine brew of highly danceable Balkan Brass. Zeljko lovingly promotes Balkan music and culture by producing Kafana Balkan roughly four times a year. KB event has won "The Best of" both Bay Guardian and SF Weekly weekly newspapers.
This Kafana Balkan features:
Jill Parker & the Foxglove Sweethearts
For purchase from the bar:
Rakija ( Strong, delicious & dangerous Balkan Plum Brandy ) *you have been forewarned*
For purchase from Gino/Spirollsf for your belly:
Burek ( Warm savory Balkan filo dough pastries )
When: Saturday February 1st, 2014, 9pm, $15
Where: Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., San Francisco, CA 94102
How: Pre-Sale Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/452977
INSPECTOR GADJE, an acoustic dance machine that makes the party move! Inspector Gadje brings a big sound to the beautiful and bumpin’ brass music of the Balkans. The driving, tight groove of low brass and drums with soaring melodies from trumpets, saxophones, and clarinet incite joy and dance from the very first downbeat. The band’s name is a very cute little wink to the 1980’s cartoon show “Inspector Gadget,” and also to the band's “gadje” (meaning: non-Romani ...a nicer way of saying non-gypsy) identity and their efforts to breaking “Gypsy” stereotypes.
Jill Parker & Foxglove Sweethearts:
Jill's roots in the underground San Francisco arts and dance world are both long and strong. Her great passion for dance and music is infectious. She is an original member of the infamous Fat Chance Belly Dance, the founder of Pioneering dance belly dance company Ultra Gypsy, Innovative Belly Dance Theater, she is a regular collaborator with Carola Zertuche & Theater Flamenco and currently directs the belly dance company Foxglove Sweethearts. Jill performs and teaches internationally. When she is not on tour she teaches weekly classes in San Francisco (ODC) and Berkeley.
Foxglove Sweethearts is unconventionally beautiful collection of belly dance collaborators hailing from all corners of the Earth ....Canada, The South, Alaska, Mexico, Japan... These ladies know how to move, they understand rhythm and the know how to entertain! Foxglove Sweethearts take the stage, they own it, the kill it, they steel your heart and they smile and laugh all the while. https://www.facebook.com/kafana.balkan