Ashkenaz

The East Bay's home to world music & dance... established 1973; nonprofit since 1997. Ashkenaz is always all ages! Annually voted Best Place to Dance by East Bay Express readers! More info and full calendar at www.Ashkenaz.com.

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center presents concerts, classes, and workshops of participatory dance and music rooted in traditional cultures from around the world. We are committed to providing a great place to dance that supports local and international bands of both established and emerging artists in a respectful, comfortable, safe, family atmosphere. Through this we build friendship and culturally inclusive community that encourages social awareness, education, and dedication to fairness, honor, and equality.

This Sunday, Bandworks presents "Best Originals of 2018" Compilation Release Party! Tickets: http://bit.ly/2JKwr2d

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Creole/Cajun Jam

Come on by for a community creole/cajun jam session!

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Caribbean Allstars @ The Ashkenaz

Catch the Caribbean Allstars at Ashkenaz this Saturday!

Clip from last night's performance at the Ashkenaz with The "Caribbean Allstars" in Berkeley, CA I was invited to play during a video shoot I was doing in su...

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Skank Bank with Rocket T

Get your tickets now to Friday night show: Skank Bank plus Rocker T!

eventbrite.com Skank Bank is an American Reggae Fusion band from the San Francisco Bay Area, California, formed in 2013. The diverse Collective of musicians is led by california born Guitarist/Singer Gabriel Winter and Brazillian Drummer/Singer Marcos Rodrigues. The band has an eclectic sound that fuses roots regg...

Balanço Brasil Presents: Oakland Samba Revue + Guarajuba July 25 at Ashkenaz

Learn the moves and experience the rhythms and moods of the Northeast and the North of Brazil: Samba da Bahia, Ijexá, Forró, Xote, Carimbó & Brazilian Roots Reggae and more!

Tickets here ---> https://tinyurl.com/y4xqm2x3

This Thursday is RICO Fridays! Come and dance!

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Transformation Tango with Sonja Riket

Guided by the music we will share the joy of communicating through simple Tango steps. No dance experience or partner necessary.

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Motordude Zydeco plus Dance Lesson with Cheryl McBride

Tuesday's Cajun/Zydeco is brought to you by MotorDude Zydeco plus Dance Lesson with Cheryl McBride. Advance ticket: http://bit.ly/2XTQLaD

eventbrite.com Dance Lesson with Cheryl McBride at 8:00 pm; Show at 8:30 pm Winner of everyone’s vote as one of the Bay’s hottest dance bands, MotorDude Zydeco purveys a high-energy hybrid of Cajun and zydeco styles. The group is powered by the hardest-working man in the local Cajun/zydeco scene, multi-instrum...

Coming up this August we are hosting a Woodstock 50th Anniversary celebration!

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Help us continue our mission of intercultural friendship with your tax deductible donation!

ashkenaz.com Ashkenaz presents 300+ performances each year, featuring musicians from the Bay Area to the Bible Belt, from Jamaica to Syria, from Tuva to Venezuela, from Argentina to Turkey, and East and West again across hemispheres all year.

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DRUMMM Rhythmic Events

Join DRUMMM Rhythmic Events founder & “Chief Rhythm Activator” Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR & friends in a joyful celebration of rhythm this Sunday! Group drumming is a fun & effective way to reduce stress, connect with oneself & others, live in the moment, & build musical skills.

drummm.com Facilitated Drum Circles & Interactive Rhythm Events for Corporate Team-Building, Wellness, Entertainment, Recreation & MORE! Book an event or join one of ours NOW.

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4th Saturday Swing with Lisa Gonick & the Damfino Players plus Dance Lesson w/ Cheryl McBride & Michael Marangio

4th Saturday Swing with Lisa Gonick & the Damfino Players plus Dance Lesson with Cheryl McBride and Michael Marangio

eventbrite.com Dance Lesson with instructors Cheryl McBride & Michael Marangio at 8:00 pm Lisa Gonick & the Damfino Players continue 4th Saturday Swing dance series with their hot jazz, swing, and blues styles. As always, the live music at 9 p.m. is preceded by a fine swing dance lesson at 8 p.m.The Damfino Player...

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Fleetwood Mac Tribute / SF Bay Area / Fleetwood Macrame

2nd Friday Barry Wofsy Heart of Rock & Roll Series featuring Fleetwood Macrame! Check them out and get your tickets now! http://bit.ly/2JzwX2X

fleetwoodmacrame.com We are a Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band in the Bay Area, California. No event too big or small. Sing along with the greatest hits of Fleetwood Mac!

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Community DRUMMM Circle

Jeni’s facilitation makes drumming FUN & engaging for everyone. No prior drumming experience is needed. Bring a drum or play one of Jeni’s at no additional cost. Come play!

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Comedy at Ashkenaz! Better Than Therapy Tour with Mary Carouba & Regina Stoops! Get tickets: http://bit.ly/2xA7AIX

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Capoeira with Broderick Rodell

If you are interested in being playful, challenging yourself physically and mentally, playing music, and being a part of a burgeoning Capoeira community, come check us out. It is a lot of fun! Every Sunday, all are welcomed.

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THIS TUESDAY: Rebel Lovers plus Dance Lesson with Mike Ferketich. Get advance ticket now: http://bit.ly/2JiiHvt

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Classes — ASHKENAZ

With 16 classes offered every week there is something for everyone!

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If you can't make it to Tuesday Cajun/Zydeco night then this Saturday is your chance to experience Cajun/Zydeco the Ashkenaz way with Blues Box Bayou Band plus Dance Lesson with Ted Sherrod!

Get tickets here: http://bit.ly/304RUJJ

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Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, 'Scarlet Begonias,' Ashkenaz, May 17, 2017

Stu Allen & Mars Hotel have their monthly Friday show THIS FRIDAY! Get tickets now: http://bit.ly/2JhhyEv

Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, 'Scarlet Begonias,' Ashkenaz, May 17, 2017, Stu Allen - guitar, Brian Rashap - bass, Danny Eisenberg - keyboards, John Hanrahan - drums

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Soul Sanctuary Dance - Freestyle Ecstatic Community Dance in Berkeley, California

Soul Sanctuary Dance is a welcoming and inclusive all-ages community freestyle/ecstatic/shoes optional dance that supports free expression, community, physical and emotional health, and a spirit of generosity.

soulsanctuarydance.com Berkeley's mid-day dance at Ashkenaz, since 2003. “Where newcomers feel like regulars, and regulars feel like family.” No admission fee. All-volunteer run.

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Bachata Nightz plus Dance Lesson with Kathy Reyes

If you have never been to Bachata Nightz Berkeley Edition then now is your chance!

eventbrite.com Dance Lesson at 8:30 pm with Kathy Reyes; Performance at 9:30 pm Bachata Nightz happens the first Thursday of the month. It is led by award-winning Bachata contest master Kathy Reyes, who also teaches dance at Ashkenaz. Bachata is a form of Latin dance/music that originated in the Dominican Republic...

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DanceVersity World Dance for Youth in the SF Bay Area - World Dance for Youth in the SF Bay Area

The popular DanceVersity summer dance camp for kids and teens returns to Ashkenaz Berkeley! Youth, ages 7-17 are invited to explore a variety of world dance traditions in an immersive full-day summer camp with an opportunity to perform what they learn. We strive to make each week diverse, interactive and fun for the campers.

danceversity.com Summer dance camp and after-school classes in the San Francisco Bay Area for youth, age 7 to 17!

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Ashkenaz, a playlist by carolinabird on Spotify

For all your weekend playlist needs! This week’s Ashkenaz playlist is curated by special guest, Caroline Boussenot. Enjoy!

open.spotify.com A playlist featuring Guy Garvey, Snooks Eaglin, Ezechiel Pailhes, and others

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Andrew Carriere & the Zydeco/Cajun Allstars plus Dance Lesson with Mike Ferketich

Cajun/Zydeco night is brought to you by Andrew Carriere & the Zydeco/Cajun Allstars plus Dance Lesson with Mike Ferketich!

More info and ticket below!

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Workshop with Alex Markovic and Post-Balkan Camp Party Edessa

This Sunday we are hosting a workshop with Alex Markovic and Post-Balkan Camp Party with Edessa!

eventbrite.com Workshop at 3:00 - 5:00pm; Dance Party at 6:00 - 8:00pm Tickets are $20 Workshop / $12 Dance Party / $25 Workshop and Dance Party (workshop attendees will get a stamp for the party) A truly wonderful dance opportunity! Alex Markovic, a researcher, performer, and teacher of traditional dances from Se...

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Soul Sanctuary Dance

Every Sunday | Family-friendly | Freestyle Community Dance! Come dance freely every Sunday morning at Soul Sanctuary Dance. No admission fee / 100% volunteer produced.

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Bangles & Beats Fundraiser
This Satruday is the Dholrhythms Dance Company 15 Year Anniversary Celebration! Advance tickets are still available: http://bit.ly/2Kz8pKE

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A Poetry-Music Theatre Piece

"World on Fire" is a poetry-music theatre piece about climate change and related challenges! Get your tickets now to Friday's show: http://bit.ly/2Y93RxJ

worldonfire.info Upcoming Shows Video Ways to Donate For Bookings Conceived by performer/co-creator Naomi Newman, “World On Fire” is an ensemble music-theatre performance on climate change. Newman's long-time collaborator Corey Fischer (Fischer and Newman were co-founders of Traveling Jewish Theatre, 1978-2012) ...

This one's going to be good. This is another one of those awesome groups Ashkenaz gets early that you'll have to pay twice as much to see next year. Check them out now at the best dance floor in the East Bay!

West coast see you on June 27th in #berkley #sf at The @ashkenazberkeley 💃🏽🎉💃🏽
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Delsonido's in the neighborhood!

Delsonido's eclectic blend of modern rock and hip-hop with a Caribbean spirit and a punk attitude takes the stage at Ashkenaz on Thursday, June 27 with eclectic Bay Area DJ Isaac Izzy Weiser

West coast see you on June 27th in #berkley #sf at The @ashkenazberkeley 💃🏽🎉💃🏽
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Delsonido and Izzy Wise

This Thursday is Delsonido and Izzy Wise! Get your tickets now!

eventbrite.com Delsonido Founded in 2014 in Brooklyn, NY, DELSONIDO came together when two of its founding members Elkin Pautt and Ivan Garizabalo, Colombians hailing from Barranquilla, in the Atlantic coast of Colombia, both with musical aspirations, wanted to blend in those Caribbean influences along side the me...

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Balkan Dance Cabal

Balkan Dance Cabal! TONIGHT!

ashkenaz.com Class description The  Balkan Dance Cabal  encourages participation of all dancers who aspire to master a variety of challenging and inspiring dances in a supportive and friendly environment. We aim to teach and dance both  intermediate  and  advanced &

Accordion Fest plus Dance Lesson with Ted Sherrod is a unique nonstop evening of waltzes, 2 steps, and shuffles with a "nouveau" feel.

Get your advance ticket now: http://bit.ly/2Kvjhcy

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Danceversity World Dance for Youth — ASHKENAZ

The popular DanceVersity summer dance camp for kids and teens returns to Ashkenaz Berkeley! Youth, ages 7-17 are invited to explore a variety of world dance traditions in an immersive full-day summer camp with an opportunity to perform what they learn. We strive to make each week diverse, interactive and fun for the campers. Program details will be available in May, stay tuned!

ashkenaz.com DISCOUNTS: Early Bird - 25% off if registered by May 7th / Multi-Siblings & multi-week - 15% discountQuestions: Contact Samia, Program Manager at [email protected] or call (805)407-8877

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CLASSES – TEST – 1 – DHOLRHYTHMS DANCE COMPANY

Bhangra Dance with Dholrhythms Dance Company every Saturday at 9:00 am!

dholrhythms.com DHOLRHYTHMS BHANGRA DANCE CLASSESEnergetic, Joyful, Fun, Great Cardio, Friendly & Welcoming Environment Accessible to all levels | Drop-ins are always welcome GENERAL CLASS DESCRIPTION Want to add some healthy fun to your week while experiencing something cultural and positive? Come drop-in to one o...

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ARTISTAS FRONTERIZAS: "Bajo construcción / Under Construction"

Come spend Sunday afternoon exploring and challenging the concept of borders through music and performance!!

eventbrite.com Come spend an afternoon exploring and challenging the concept of borders through music and performance!! ARTISTAS FRONTERIZAS present for the first time "Bajo Construcción/Under Construction" in the Bay Area! ARTISTAS FRONTERIZAS presentan "Bajo Construcción" por la primera vez en el Bay Area! ALS...

4th Saturday Swing with Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums ft. Miss Carmen Getit plus Dance Lesson with Karen Lile & Michael Arntz!

Tickets are still available: http://bit.ly/2FjTXSC

Advance and students tickets still available for Rico Fridays this Friday!

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2ZBvorF

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Kizomba Nightz

Come on by and dance! Intro to Kizomba Dance Lesson at 8:00 pm; Open Level Semba at 8:45 pm; Open Practica at 9:30 pm

eventbrite.com Intro to Kizomba Dance Lesson at 8:00 pm; Open Level Semba at 8:45 pm; Open Practica at 9:30 pm Kizomba is a popular genre of music and partnered dance from Angola. Its is known to be smooth and slow, with grounded movements, danced in a close partner connection. The origin of Kizomba dance comes fr...

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Ballet with David Bertlin and Ronn Guidi

Every Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 am you can take ballet classes with David Bertlin and Ronn Guidi.

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This week on Cajun/Zydeco night it's Iko YaYa plus Dance Lesson with Mike Ferketich!

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2KIgWtU

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volunteer — ASHKENAZ

When you decide to volunteer at Ashkenaz, you decide to join a wonderful community of individuals who are dedicated to promoting peace and understanding through music and dance. Volunteers enjoy perks like coming to shows for free, and learning about the Bay Area world Music Scene

ashkenaz.com When you decide to volunteer at Ashkenaz, you decide to join a wonderful community of individuals who are dedicated to promoting peace and understanding through music and dance. Volunteers enjoy perks like coming to shows for free, and learning about the Bay Area world Music SceneTo get started, ple...

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Danceversity World Dance for Youth — ASHKENAZ

The popular DanceVersity summer dance camp for kids and teens returns to Ashkenaz Berkeley! Youth, ages 7-17 are invited to explore a variety of world dance traditions in an immersive full-day summer camp with an opportunity to perform what they learn. We strive to make each week diverse, interactive and fun for the campers. Program details will be available in May, stay tuned!

ashkenaz.com DISCOUNTS: Early Bird - 25% off if registered by May 7th / Multi-Siblings & multi-week - 15% discountQuestions: Contact Samia, Program Manager at [email protected] or call (805)407-8877

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