Noon o’clock til 1pm we’ll be playing a free lunchtime show in the heart of downtown Oakland. In front of a big Christmas tree. Cuz that’s how we roll. Come check it out.
We’re playing with some DJs from Kraków. We start around 9pm.
Here’s what they have to say for themselves about themselves:
“MLDVA. It started as project prepared especially for 23. Jewish Culture Festival in Kraków. Two DJs and producers from Kraków, Funklore ( http://l.facebook.com/l/GAQFqo2xzAQE0mzxq4WdpRiDRHIOlcCk5bBzYgouoExRg2Q/www.mixcloud.com/funklore/ ) and Herbaciarz ( http://l.facebook.com/l/nAQH3xo–AQH9ANrX_QEUHPIU7_iyId4mP0bP1oDkW5AajQ/soundcloud.com/herbaciarz ) were asked to re-edit and rework the early klezmer, yiddish and hasidic music from eastern europe and diaspora. Later, upon meeting with artists, producers and DJs from the scene gathered around renowned Teder pop up radio from Tel Aviv, their sound was influenced by the vibes of modern Israel. MLDV is the place where klezmer breaks and east european grooves meet the trendy vibes of muliti cultural Tel-aviv: mizrahi, turkish, greek and arabic wondarland of sounds.”
Bagels and Bellies Klezmer Brunch featuring Kugelplex and the Shtetl Shakers!!!
Salle Piano & Events
1632 C Market St, SF
$10-$20 sliding scale
Kugelplex is cooking up a Sunday brunch concert extravaganza! Nosh on bagels and other delights while grooving to Klezmer and the shimmy-tastic belly dance stylings of the Shtel Shakers – featuring Elizabeth Strong.
Join us at Salle Piano & Events, the most beautiful, small venue in the Bay Area. Salle is a showroom for vintage collectible pianos and it’s also the perfect room for deep listening of chamber music – with plenty of space to push away your chairs and dance.
The concert will feature original music by Dan Cantrell played on one of Salle’s remarkable pianos.
Eat! Dance! Buy a piano! Celebrate your Sunday!
Elizabeth Strong was raised in the folk communities of California, where she was exposed to music and dance of the Balkans and Middle East from a young age. In addition to over a decade of study in the Bay Area, she has traveled and studied dance ethnology in Turkey and Egypt, the first student of Reyhan Tuzsuz in Istanbul, and student of Sahra Saeeda in Egyptian dance and culture. Elizabeth has performed with Aywah! Ethnic Dance Company, Ultra Gypsy, Bellydance Superstars, Beats Antique and many others.
Check it out! Baym Rebn in Palestina — one of our fav klezmer processional tunes. Featuring: Dan Cantrell, accordion & celesta; Lila Sklar, violin; Max Baloian, guitar; Michael Pinkham, percussion; Eric Perney, bass; Jason Ditzian, clarinet.
Kugelplex returns for our 7th (!!!) year performing with the OEBS and many wonderful Bay Area choruses. This year we’ll be premiering a new piece written by Dan Cantrell performed by Kugelplex with the OEBS and Aaron Davidman.
2025 Broadway, Oakland
Kugelplex rocks Fairfax
club: 19 Broadway
17 Broadway Blvd., Fairfax
Free holiday klezmer in the city!
500 12th Street, Oakland
At long last: Kugelplex Klezmer Sunday Brunch Pop-up is back! Grandma’s kugel, momma’s latkes, subpar West Coast store-bought bagels, Maimonides’ secret mimosa recipe and the biggest heapin’ pile of shtletl-rockin’ old world soul this side of Great Great Great Uncle Irv’s Bessarabian Bar Mitzvah circa 1843.
And sooo many more surprises, all taking place in a beautiful new(ish) venue called Salle Piano & Events — a showroom/performance space featuring exceptional collectible pianos (one of which will be played for you by our very own keyboardticklemeister, Dan Cantrell).
Come eat, dance, celebrate.
And if not Klezmer brunch, check out these other opportunities to musically celebrate this magical season doused in light, love and polyunsaturated fat-rich oil…
Klezmer Sunday Brunch Pop-up
Salle Piano & Events
1632 C Market St, SF
$10-$20 sliding scale, plus donation for food
Kugelplex will be performing as part of the multi-band extravaganza UnderCover Presents: Bob Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited”.
We’ll be performing our version of the Dylan epic song/poem Desolation Row, which we also recorded for the album.
September 5 & 6 @ Freight and Salvage, Berkeley
September 8 @ Contemporary Jewish Museum
Cold winds may be a-blowin’, but our thoughts (and calendars) turn to warm sun and sweet summer love. If you’re “saving a date” we’d love to hear from you. Weekends are booking out fast for 2013. Don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know where and when you want to start dancing…