Davka
Thursday, August 1, 2013, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)inspired fusion of Middle-Eastern music, klezmer, and jazz $20.50 advance / $22.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
August 01 8:00 pm

DavkaFor more than 20 years now, Davka has been playing music of unbridled innovation, amazing virtuosity, and irresistible soul. But what kind of music? People have called it “neo-Jewish-roots-fusion,” “the acoustic equivalent of a Chagall painting,” and “fiddler-on-too-much-Turkish-coffee.” It draws from klezmer and jazz, Western classical, Middle Eastern, and Yiddish influences in a mix that’s pure Davka – Hebrew slang for “not what you expect.”

Faisal ZedanThe ensemble features four outstanding current and former Bay Area musicians, Paul Hanson on bassoon, Moses Sedler on cello, and co-founder violinist Daniel Hoffman coming in from Israel. Davka will be joined by master Arabic percussionist Faisal Zedan. In the words of the San Francisco Chronicle, “Davka’s four musicians whirl their spells with a supple interplay of violin, cello, bassoon, and percussion. Their compositions and improvisations, swirling around a center of enlivened klezmer melodies and pulsing Middle Eastern rhythms, weave a dancing, winding path through the diversity of Jewish cultural and historic experience.” The music may not be “what you expect,” but it’s passionate, lyrical, and full of life. Enjoy an evening of musical surprises with Davka at the Freight.

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