Istanbul Connection: Reconnecting (TWO SHOWS)

Red Poppy Art House (map)

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First show: 6:30pm doors, 7pm show
Second show: 8:30pm doors, 8:45pm show
Admission: $15-20 sliding scale
*A limited quantity of additional tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Istanbul Connection returns to the Red Poppy as a nine-piece band for a live, intimate performance of Balkan, Turkish, North African, and flamenco music. Come prepared to dance!

Kata Miletich - vocals
Haluk Kecelioglu - vocals, oud, violin
Raúl Vargas - vocals, cajón, percussion
Melissa Cruz - percussion, dance
Sean Tergis - darbuka, tupan
Isaac Weiser - bass
Javier Jimenez - guitar
Danny Cao - trumpet
Joey Friedman - saxophone

Istanbul Connection, a Bay Area musical collective, formed when 13 members of the most in-demand Balkan and Latin bands were gravitationally pulled to visit the city of Istanbul. With a mind towards cross-cultural connection and sonic expansion, these die-hards flew 7,000 miles to represent a piece of the Bay Area music scene. In the process, they have cemented themselves as a supergroup of groove, and since their epic beginnings, the band has performed sold-out show after sold-out show. They continue to draw their inspiration from the musical styles of Turkish maqam, flamenco, rumba, Balkan, and cumbia, which they are so deeply rooted in.


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Rickshaw Stop (map)

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