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Red Hot Chachkas and Cradle Duende, Berkeley, CA, 14 October 2011

Red Hot Chachkas and Cradle Duende Friday October 14, 9:00 pm Subterranean Arthouse
2179 Bancroft, downtown Berkeley
$15-30 suggested donation,
no one turned away for lack of funds
Advance tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com

The internationally-acclaimed and Bay Area based Red Hot Chachkas infuse the klezmer tradition of Eastern European Yiddish music with jazz, rock, oldtime, classical, and latin influences. Their hot sound and uptempo beat has folks up dancing. Bandleader and classical violinist Julie Egger is joined by seasoned musicians from disparate backgrounds: soulful Barbara Speed (clarinet), balkanized Diana Strong (accordion), bluegrass Tony Phillips (mandolin), jazzy Breck Diebel (bass), and rockin' Michael Arrow (drums).

Cradle Duende presents a combination of klezmer and flamenco, 'klezmenco,' with an infusion of reggae and cumbia dance rhythms. Cradle Duende takes its name from the Spanish word 'duende,' in reference to a musically heightened state of emotion, expression and authenticity; and a merging of disparate musical traditions that each evolved from independent cradles of civilization. Cradle Duende brings the strength of deep cultural roots into the party atmosphere.

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