Kafana Balkan Friday August 28, 2015, 9pm The New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA Door $20 ($18 presale) Link to follow soon
Ismail Lumanovski & Inspector Gadje together again at Kafana Balkan! Serbian producer DJ Željko collaborates with Italian cultural organizer marco peris to bring San Francisco’s "Best Crazed Brass Band Dance Party" to Oakland!
WHAT: Ismail returns to collaborate with Inspector Gadje at Kafana Balkan! This epic collaboration debuted in February (see footage here www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mx2u-RdW5Q) drew a line around the block- withhundreds turned awayat the door, incited an all-night sweat soaked dance party, and ecstatic memories still resonating with those lucky enough to have been there.
WHO: Inspector Gadje Balkan Brass joined by Macedonian-Roma clarinet maestro Ismail Lumanovski, internationally renowned bellydancer and teacher Jill Parker and Kafana Balkan Dj Željko.
Lumanovski performs internationally and leads the New York Gypsy Allstars, is perhaps the first Roma clarinet player to graduate from the Juilliard School of Music in New York. His sui generis mastery of Western classical and Eastern folk music have elevated both musics to new heights, and indeed to new octaves in the clarinet.
Lumanovski returns to collaborate with Inspector Gadje and continues Inspector Gadje’s tradition of learning from master Eastern European musicians, a practice going back to 2010 when the band began through a collaboration with the Voice of Roma, a non-profit that supports Romani cultural causes world-wide.