This Kafana Balkan features:
Live Music by Istanbul Connection , Incognito Express
Dancing by Jill Parker, Elizabeth Strong,Lisa Hyde, Ashanti
... and tunes to swing your hips by DJ Zeljko
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 Željko Petković. Željko 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 Željko clearly loves what he does and he is a crowd pleaser, concocting a genuine brew of highly danceable Balkan Brass.KB event has won "The Best of" both Bay Guardian and SF Weekly weekly newspapers.
A Bay Area musical collective formed when thirteen members of the hottest 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 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 Turkish Maqam, Flamenco, Rumba, Balkan, and Cumbia they are are so deeply rooted in. Come prepared to dance!
takes you on a musical joy ride through Eastern Europe, showcasing Romani, Bulgarian, Serbian, Greek and Macedonian traditions as well as Balkan-inspired originals.
This event will feature the talents of some amazing dancers, including:
MIMS RAFIQ BRADEN
There will be Rakija -delectible Serbian plum brandy. Warning: :drink at your own risk:!
More on Incognito Express - http://www.incognitoexpressmusic.com/
More on Istanbul Connection - https://www.facebook.com/istanbulconnection/
More on Kafana Balkan -www.facebook.com/kafana.balkan
More on Jill Parker - https://www.facebook.com/jillparkerfoxglovesweethearts
More on Elizabeth Strong https://www.facebook.com/strongdancer
More on Shanti Bardot: www.shantibellydance.com