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New Meetup: Pomegranates & Figs: A feast of Jewish Music + Cafe Milano, Berkeley

From: Hooman
Sent on: Tuesday, December 2, 2008 12:30 PM
Date: Saturday December 20th

Concert: 8:00 pm, Zellerbach Hall (U.C. Berkeley campus, corner of Telegraph Ave and Bancroft Way)

Tickets: $20/26/32

After the concert: We'll meet at the Zellerbach ticket booth (northeast corner of the building), then walk over to Cafe Milano (just a block away) for refreshments. I'll be wearing a white baseball cap.

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Cal Performances presents
Pomegranates & Figs:
A Feast of Jewish Music

featuring Teslim, Kitka Women's Ensemble and The Gonifs klezmer band

Celebrating the rich diversity of Jewish music, Pomegranates & Figs is holiday fare of a different stripe from the people who originally created Klezmer Mania!. Showcasing the infectious exuberance of klezmer, Yiddish folk song, and the soulful traditions of Sephardic music, this triple bill features the driving, danceable rhythms of the klezmer band the Gonifs; the glorious harmonies of Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble; and the Bay Area string duo Teslim, featuring violinist Kaila Flexer and multi-instrumentalist Gari Hegedus, with special guests violinists Julian Smedley, Shira Kammen, and Leah Wollenberg, harpist Liza Wallace, and percussionist Faisal Zedan.

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Other upcoming events:
December 6th - A Musical Journey thru Persia
(I won't promise these will be hosted meetup events, but for now I've added them to the calendar so everyone knows about them. Let me know if there are other events you'd like to have added to the calendar and check back often.

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