Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, the internationally-acclaimed Red Hot Chachkas infuse the klezmer tradition of Eastern European Yiddish music with jazz, rock, oldtime, classical, and latin influences in their original compositions, arrangements, and improvisations. Their contagious musical performances inspire and transform audiences, Their hot sound and uptempo beat has folks up dancing. Led by bandleader and classical violinist Julie Egger, the seasoned musicians draw on disparate influences and backgrounds: soulful Barbara Speed (clarinet), balkanized Diana Strong (accordion), bluegrass Tony Phillips (mandolin), jazzy Breck Diebel (bass), and rockin' Michael Arrow (drums).
Cradle Duende presents a combination of klezmer and flamenco, 'klezmenco,' with an infusion of reggae and cumbia dance rhythms. Cradle Duende takes its name from the Spanish word 'duende,' in reference to a musically heightened state of emotion, expression and authenticity; and a merging of disparate musical traditions that each evolved from independent cradles of civilization. Cradle Duende brings the strength of deep cultural roots into the party atmosphere.
Subterranean Arthouse (View)
2179 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704