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Kugelplex, Caspian Hat Dance, Berkeley, CA, 20 Aug 2009

KugelplexThursday, Aug 20
For an evening of dancing and klezmer/gypsy/world music, join hot local klezmer band Kugelplex at Ashkenaz, followed by Caspian Hat Dance from Amsterdam. The evening begins with a klezmer dance lesson with Bruce Bierman.

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA
All ages all the time. Wheelchair accessible

Doors at 7:30 pm; Show at 8:30 pm
Klezmer dance lesson with Bruce Bierman at 8:00 pm
$10 advance & students / $13 day of show

From Amsterdam, the Gypsy/klezmer/world music band Caspian Hat Dance is on its first American tour to celebrate the release of its debut CD, "We Say No Talk." The ensemble is a collective of six dedicated musicians from four continents who met fortuitously in Amsterdam where they were involved in political movements. Caspian Hat Dance's sound is a mix of traditional klezmer, Eastern European/Balkan, southern Italian Pizzica, Hungarian/Romanian Gypsy, and South American folk music as well as original compositions, played on all acoustic instruments and sung in Romani, Spanish, Italian, English, German, Hungarian, and Dutch.

1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA
tel: (510) 525-5099
All ages all the time. Wheelchair accessible

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