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Benyoro + Say Bobby 7/10/14 9PM 2014-07-10 21:00:00 2014-07-11 00:30:00

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“African music in America at its very finest! An all-star group.” – NPR’s Afropop Worldwide Tonight Benyoro celebrates the release of its...

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SambaDá 7/11/14 9PM 2014-07-11 21:00:00 2014-07-12 00:00:00

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Santa Cruz-based SambaDá, whose shows have been some of the liveliest ever on the Ashkenaz stage, was founded in 1997 by native Brazilian...

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Mendocino Folklore Camp Afterparty with the 2014 Folklore Camp Band 7/12/14 9PM 2014-07-12 21:00:00 2014-07-13 00:30:00

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Mendocino Folklore Camp doesn’t end in Mendocino. As the organizer (California Multicultural Arts Institute) explains, “We’re bringing our...

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Bongo Love 7/17/14 9PM 2014-07-17 21:00:00 2014-07-18 00:00:00

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Zimbabwe’s lively and highly percussive Bongo Love formed in 2001, when its members were still in their teens. Blending the traditional and...

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Junior Toots with Fyah Squad Band + Tuff Like Iron 7/18/14 9:30PM 2014-07-18 21:30:00 2014-07-19 01:00:00

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Son of reggae great Toots Hibbert, Junior Toots was born and raised in Jamaica. He is committed to socially conscious lyrics and a...

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Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit 7/19/14 9PM 2014-07-19 21:00:00 2014-07-20 00:00:00

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Includes swing dance lesson at 8 pm. In a four-star CD review, DownBeat magazine wrote: “The Rhumba Bums abide by Cab Calloway’s advice:...

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Souren Baronian’s Magic Carpet with Édessa 7/20/14 9PM 2014-07-20 21:00:00 2014-07-21 00:00:00

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The accent is on Armenian, Turkish, and Greek music plus jazz originals in this one-night Balkan festival of nearly nonstop dance music,...

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7th St. Band Showcase with Roots Natty, Miosotis, Blaak Lung 7/24/14 9PM 2014-07-24 21:00:00 2014-07-25 00:30:00

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Reggae rules in the 7th Street Band Showcase featuring familiar and fresh voices singing conscious music of upliftment, backed by one of...

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Afrolicious + Paa Kow 7/25/14 9PM 2014-07-25 21:00:00 2014-07-26 00:00:00

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www.afrolicious.org  www.paakowmusic.com

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Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited 7/26/14 9:30PM 2014-07-26 21:30:00 2014-07-27 00:30:00

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He is “The Lion of Zimbabwe.” The most important musical-political force in the struggle for self-rule in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and one...

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American Nomad (CD Release Party!) + Steep Ravine 7/31/14 9PM 2014-07-31 21:00:00 2014-08-01 00:30:00

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www.AmericanNomadMusic.com www.steepravineband.com

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Pablo Moses 7/6/14 9:30PM

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One of the great early Jamaican reggae singers, Pablo Moses’ voice and roots sound are the original, classic experience. He recorded his...

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West African Highlife Band 7/5/14 9:30PM

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Includes African dance lesson at 9 pm. African Highlife dance classics are the heart and soul of concerts by the West African Highlife...

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Stu Allen & Mars Hotel 7/4/14 9PM

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A tradition started back in the 20th century, Ashkenaz’s Grateful Dead Night is always evolving, reaching new heights since Stu Allen &...

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7th St. Band Showcase with Luv Fyah, Binghi Ghost, Brother Ayouba, Dyimah 6/29/14 9PM

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Reggae rules in the 7th Street Band Showcase featuring familiar and fresh voices singing conscious music of upliftment, backed by one of...

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La Misa Negra 6/28/14 9:30PM

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La Misa Negra is an Oakland octet that plays a unique blend of 1950s and ’60s style cumbia and high-energy Afro-Colombian dance music....

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Drómeno 6/27/14 9PM

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Includes Greek/Balkan dance lesson at 8 pm. Seattle’s exuberant band Drómeno plays dance music from all over the Balkans – driving brass...

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Chuck Fenda (Birthday Bash) + Rusty Zinn & His Band 6/26/14 9:30PM

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Born in Brooklyn, raised in Jamaica, and known to fans as “the poor people defenda,” fast-rising reggae singer Chuck Fenda (Leshorn...

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Jesse Lége & Joel Savoy 6/24/14 8:30PM

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Includes Cajun/Zydeco dance lesson at 8 pm. The amazing traditional Louisiana Cajun duo Jesse Lége & Joel Savoy...

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Black Mountain Jungle Boys featuring David Nelson 6/21/14 9PM

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Among bands with original connections to the Grateful Dead, few are more legendary than the bluegrass-powered Black Mountain Boys. They...

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Stompy Jones 6/20/14 9PM

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Includes East Coast Swing dance lesson with Nathan Dias at 8 pm.  With revivalist zeal, the Stompy Jones band doesn’t just recreate, but...

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Spun Hippo + Joe Balestreri & Friends 6/19/14 8:30PM

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Spun Hippo is a high-energy trio of rock vets formed in 2013 that is splashing into the San Francisco music scene with great songwriting...

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Moonalice 6/14/14 9PM

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In the great tradition of ’60s and ’70s Bay Area all-star rock bands combining players from other groups to make new music, Moonalice...

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Walter Martin (of the Walkmen) – “We’re All Young Together” record release 6/14/14 5PM

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Here’s a fun surprise: Walter Martin, the singing multi-instrumentalist of indie rock sensations the Walkmen, has just issued his first...

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Stu Allen & Mars Hotel 6/13/14 9PM

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A tradition started back in the 20th century, Ashkenaz’s Grateful Dead Night is always evolving, reaching new heights since Stu Allen &...

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Dub Gideon with General Smiley + Sgt. Remo; Mr. Kali; Jahn Ti & Kat Irieana 6/12/14 9PM

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The 14 Parish Salute Tour hits Ashkenaz with a full reggae festival of talent in one evening, as the Dub Gideon Band backs General Smiley...

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Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys 6/10/14 8:30PM

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Includes Cajun/Zydeco dance lesson at 8 pm. Grammy Award-winning Cajun accordionist Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys return to our stage...

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Julia Tsitsi Chigamba & Chinyakare with special guests 6/7/14 9:30PM

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In tonight’s vibrantly uplifting benefit concert Julia Chigamba & Chinyakare present music and dance of Zimbabwe. Chinyakare uses its...

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Tambores Julio Remelexo + Namorados da Lua 6/6/14 9PM

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Welcome to another night in Brazil, and of course it’s always Carnival time when Berkeley-based Tambores Julio Remelexo hits the stage....

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Édessa with special guest Bulgarian maestro Ivan Milev 6/5/14 8:30PM

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Includes Turkish dance lesson at 7:30 pm. Long one of the Bay Area’s premier Balkan dance bands, Édessa’s musicians have devoted decades...

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Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers – “Swing in the Spring” Wrapup 5/31/14 9PM

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The fabulous and ever-popular Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers conclude our “Swing in the Spring,” the first Ashkenaz series...

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Gamelan X and Gamelan Sekar Jaya 5/30/14 8PM

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The West’s two leading exponents of Indonesian gamelan music share the stage (and spill onto the dance floor) in this rare double bill....

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Louie Culture + Bobby Tenna with Slew Goliath Band; DJ Smokey 5/29/14 9:30PM

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Not for the meek, this is a conscious reggae night to uplift spirits while providing the deepest of dance grooves: Louie Culture, plus...

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Feufollet 5/27/14 8:30PM

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Includes Cajun/Zydeco dance lesson at 8 pm. A sensational surprise when it visited Ashkenaz five years ago, Feufollet returns with its...

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“Doing Dylan” II: All-Star Tribute to Bob Dylan & Benefit for Ashkenaz 5/24/14 8:30PM

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Even after five decades in the spotlight, Bob Dylan continues to outrage and excite music lovers around the world. In addition to a stack...

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Havana Night with Los Boleros 5/23/14 9PM

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Includes Cuban Salsa dance lesson at 8 pm. Join Los Boleros for a hot “Havana Night”! This special concert is being recorded by the band....

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Mark St. Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band 5/17/14 9PM

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Includes Cajun/Zydeco dance lesson at 8 pm. The hardworking Mark St. Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band has been a favorite of...

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Stomp the Stumps! with Curly, The Funky Nixons, Gary Gates Band 5/16/14 8:30PM

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The 16th annual Stomp the Stumps! brings together some of the Bay Area’s most dedicated political rock and dance bands for fundraising...

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Ragga Lox + I-Triniti with special guest Janel, KeepItLit, DJ Rebel 5/10/14 9PM

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Returning to our stage after his lively January Ashkenaz debut, Ragga Lox brings his powerful conscious reggae vision. Born Rohan Robinson...

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Stu Allen & Mars Hotel 5/9/14 9PM

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A tradition started back in the 20th century, Ashkenaz’s Grateful Dead Night is always evolving, reaching new heights since Stu Allen &...

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Sammy Dread with Roots Covenant 5/3/14 9:30PM

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Sammy Dread epitomizes the magical radiance of the Jamaican roots singer who delivers a visionary philosophy that yearns for a stolen past...

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