Taraf de Akácfa: Eastern European & Balkan Folk Music

Event has passed (Thu Feb 8, 2018 - Thu Feb 8, 2018)
Red Poppy Art House
07:30 PM
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Drawing from many Eastern European musical traditions, Taraf de Akácfa performs a broad set of music ranging from danceable Macedonian coceks and complex odd time Bulgarian melodies, to Romanian horas and heart-wrenching Transylvanian songs.   FEATURING: Lulu de la Rue (USA/ France) – violin Johannes Olsson (Sweden) – accordion Ion Curteanu (Moldova) – cimbalom Isaac Misri (USA) – guitar Ábel Dénes (Hungary) – double bass   ABOUT THE ARTIST: Taraf de Akácfa is an international six-piece ensemble based out of Budapest, Hungary, performing Balkan and Eastern European folk music. The band was formed five years ago by travelling street musicians who met in Budapest and decided to stay there for their common passion and appreciation for this tradition of music. Over the years, band members have had the opportunity to travel, study, and perform with some of the finest folk musicians such as Taraf de Haidouks, Tcha Limberger, and Marcel Ramba. They mix their knowledge of different musical backgrounds to blend traditional styles with new ideas and arrangements.

When should I arrive?
Doors open 30 minutes before the scheduled performance time. For example, if the show is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm, the doors will open at 7:00 pm.
When does the box office open to buy tickets at the door?
Guests may buy tickets when doors open 30 minutes before the scheduled performance time. Limited tickets will be available at the door (quantity will vary depending on total online sales).
Does the Poppy accept debit or credit cards?
At this time, we can only accept cash and check. Credit card processing will be coming soon.
Is the space ADA accessible?
Yes, there is a ramp at our 23rd St entrance.
What kind of seating do you have available?
For most of our events we have folding chairs and a few couches available.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Street parking is available but can be limited around the Red Poppy. We encourage you to take public transportation whenever possible. Several MUNI lines run close to the Red Poppy, and the 24th St. Mission BART station is just under half a mile away.
What can I bring into the event?
Guests are welcome to bring food. Beverages are available by suggested donation. We recommend bringing collapsible strollers, if possible.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No, this event is all ages. However, wine and beer will be served at the concessions counter.
What's the refund policy?
Attendees can receive refunds up to 1 day before your event start date.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You may bring your printed ticket or show your ticket on your phone. There will be no tickets available for pick up at Will Call.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes, you’re welcome to purchase tickets for someone else.
How can I donate to the Poppy?
You may bring cash, check, or donate online at http://redpoppyarthouse.org/participate/give/
Where can I grab a bite to eat?
Nearby places include El Farolito, Taqueria Vallarta, Basa Seafood Express (sushi), and Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine. For other places, click here.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can reach us at [email protected] or give us a call at (650) 713-5383.


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