Balkan Sundays: Turkish Night!

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Balkan Sundays is doing a Turkish Night this week featuring Lars and in Charge. The band is lead by Lars Tergis, who brings both traditional and original music into the mix. He is supported by Chris Reid on guitar, Gopal Slavonic on guitar, Calvin Lai on clarinet, Faisal Zedan on drums, and Sean Tergis on drums. Get ready to be transported!

Balkan Sundays is a free weekly event that takes place at Revolution Cafe in San Francisco. The music act for this evening will be announced the week leading up to the event. Hope to see you there! For more info on Balkan Sundays, click here 

Kafana Balkan

Rickshaw Stop (map)

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Kafana Balkan with Inspector Gadje featuring Ismail Lumanovski. DJ Zeljko. Jill Parker & Little Egypt.

The fun never ends

Kitka in Concert with Hasmik Harutyunyan

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Rohnert Park

Thursday, October 17

6:30pm

GREEN MUSIC CENTER

Schroeder Concert Hall

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OAKLAND

Friday, October 18

8pm

ST. VARTAN

ARMENIAN CHURCH

Reservations and info


SAN JOSE

Friday, October 19

7:30pm

HAMMER THEATRE CENTER

Reservations and info

One of Armenia's leading folk singers, Hasmik Hartuyunyan is world-renowned for her work with Yerevan's Shoghaken Ensemble and for her mellifluous renditions of Armenian lullabies, one of the most evocative genres in Armenian music. Her passionate interpretations of melodies from villages across the Armenian plateau offer a mesmerizing glimpse into a lost world. In addition to songs sung by her ancestors from the historical Armenian province of Moush, Hasmik learned many of the songs in her repertoire from elder women who emigrated from Eastern to Western Armenia before or during the Armenian Genocide, as well as from their descendants and old folk song collections.


Kitka's collaboration with Hasmik Harutyunyan is a tribute to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Armenian priest, composer, music educator, and folk song collector Komitas Vardapet (1869-1935). Many consider Komitas the founder of modern Armenian classical music, and countless Armenian folk melodies survived the Armenian Genocide thanks to his vast and painstaking ethnomusicological work. Our Gorani concert program will feature a selection of lullabies, emigrant, love, and work songs collected and arranged by Komitas.