Winter Solstice Celebration with Janam

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Winter Solstice Celebration with Janam

Celebrate midwinter, a magical time of year to come together to bask in earthly, astronomical and spiritual wonders with Janam Band

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The Hillside Club 2286 Cedar Street Berkeley, CA 94709

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  • 3 hours
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Fusing funky Balkan rhythms, gritty Appalachian ballads, arresting vocal harmonies and enchanting acoustic textures, Janam (a term of endearment in Macedonian and Turkish) creates a one-of-kind musical experience.

Janam unites some of the Bay Area's most playful and imaginative devotees of southern Balkan and American roots music who weave together folk tunes and their own colorful compositions and take their audiences on a labyrinthine musical ride. The group’s bittersweet modes, driving tunes, and sultry ballads invoke the nightingales and dark eyes, the hot love and cold hollows of Europe and America’s most musical mountains.

Janam features:

Dan Auvil - percussion

Tom Farris – guitar, laouto and percussion

Juliana Graffagna - voice and accordion

Gari Hegedus - oud, saz, mandocello and mandolin

Shira Kammen - violin, harp and voice

“An innovative ensemble that explores a dizzying range of styles, from Appalachia and Asia Minor to Eastern Europe. They play swirling, hard-driving music that always seems to end up in unexpected places.” SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“This fine group goes on a world tour of Eastern Europe…with no cultural jet lag.” SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT

“They’re a band to watch, with some sterling musicianship and a real sense of fervor about them.” SING OUT!