20th Anniversary Herdeljezi Romani Music Festival
An evening of Balkan Romani music featuring saxophonist Yuri Yunakov known for his pioneering work in Bulgarian Wedding Music with Ivo Papasov, along with Sal Mamudoski on clarinet, Erhan (Rambo) Umer on Keyboards, and Bay Area musician Rumen Sali Shopov on percussian.
" Yuri Yunakov led his ensemble in Bulgarian and Gypsy tunes.racing ahead in dizzy-speeding curlicues and zigzags. They play as if Bulgarias national drink were rocket-fuel!"-NY Times
4:00 pm - Instrumental workshop with Grand Masters band
6:00 pm - Panel discussion on Romani music and human rights, with the artists
7:30 pm - Romani dance workshop, with Sani Rifati
8:30 pm - Dance party, with the Grand Masters band
Bulgarian/Balkan food by Hristo Kolev - available for purchase.
Croatian American Cultural Center (View)
60 Onondaga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112