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3/4 The Sound of Black Olives

Posted by novoscene on March 4, 2009


Need a little Balkan roots music in your life? Sure you do, that’s why you’ll be at Ashkenaz tonight for a spicy dose of the Black Olive Babes and their eclectic mix of Balkan, Romani, Sephardic, and American roots music. Travel from the shores of the Black Sea to the foothills of the Appalachians with founder Juliana Graffagna and her crew of innovative dance interpreters. Get there early for a lesson in the finer points of Balkan Dance. BOB is Juliana Graffagna, vocals and guitar; Dan Auvil, percussion; Tom Farris, laouto and guitar; Gari Hegedus, violin and oud; Peter Jaques, clarinet and vocals; and Bill Lanphier, bass.

Black Olive Babes
7pm Balkan dance lessons, 8:30 pm show
Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

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