Doors at 8:00pm; Show at 9:00pm.
Admission: $12. Ages 21+ after 10 pm
The Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal presents a new rotation of bands the Starry Plough Pub on the second Friday of every month. Berkeley Balkan Bacchanal is a concert series featuring the other-worldy talent of musicians from the Bay Area and beyond performing Eastern European folk music. A hub in the Bay Area Balkan music scene, the bacchanal provides a platform for a community of performers, folk dancers, regular attendants and new friends to revel together every month since 2011.
Kugelplex is the West Coast's most rockin’-est purveyor of klezmer and old-world party music. Formed in 2001, the group plays wild, soulful dance music at concerts, festivals and jewish lifecycle events throughout the United States.
Kugelplex has received awards from the Zellerbach Family Foundation and San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, and has been the klezmer-band-in-residence with the Oakland Symphony for the past 10 years. The ensemble features an all-star cast of Bay Area virtuoso musicians. Everyone in the ensemble tours internationally, performs/records with a wide range of bands, and then comes together as Kugelplex to play this music that we so deeply love. It is our mission to keep this old-world klezmer tradition thriving into the 21st century and beyond...
San Francisco Bay Area born and raised, Gregory Masaki Jenkins is a professional musician and educator who is known for his skill and passion for the music of the Balkans on clarinet, alto saxophone, and voice. First exposed to this music through his parents, longtime Balkan Folk Dancers, he attended his first workshop at the EEFC‘s Balkan Music & Dance Camp in Mendocino at age 13 and discovered life-long passions for Greek music and Balkan Brass.