Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA Video March 17, 2018, 4:57am

Videos by Ashkenaz in Berkeley. 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

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ONE WEEK ago, we put out an announcement that an anonymous donor offered to match up to $10,000 in donations through the end of the year. Well, we just sauntered on into the office today after a holiday break to and found that not only was the match 100% met on one week's time, but we have hit our end of year fundraising goal of $30,000!! This goal represents the ability to invest in new, participatory programs, resident ensembles, and open our stage to artists in creative development mode. Donations are still rolling in, which means better facilities, better care of artists and audiences, and an investment in the continuation of Ashkenaz for generations to come. THANK YOU for making this wonderful place possible!

Sound Check and preparation for tonight’s event! Tickets available at the door. Halloween Flamenco Fiesta

Don't miss a chance to Learn Kizomba. A beautiful dance from Angola. Check out this amazing video of our Urban Kizomba guest instructor Eddie Hercules. Class starts at 8pm Thursday June 21st. Tickets $10 ---> RSVP Below #Kizomba #EddieHercules #ASHKENAZ #Berkeley

Another video performance here at Ashkenaz

Sofia and Esteban performing JALISCO at Ashkenaz. Compania Mexico Danza

Capoeira performance by Broderick and his friends. Ashkenaz Dance Showcase. He teaches every Sunday 3:30pm.

Judith justiz, Afro Cuban instructor at the Ashkenaz Dance Showcase.

Arte es resistencia. CAMINOS FLAMENCO LIVE AT ASHKENAZ #ashkenaz #Womenshistorymonth

SOUND CHECK FOR BOBI CESPEDES. :D Can't wait for tonight, its going to be amazing!!! Join us at Ashkenaz in Berkeley. #BobiCespedes #Ashkenaz #Womenshistorymonth #Berkeley

WISH YOU WERE HERE! Thank you so much Yissy Garcia and Bandancha for a freaking amazing show tonight.

Huge thank you to The Skatalites Band, Rusty Zinn, and Skank Bank for putting on an absolutely phenomenal show tonight! In case you couldn't make it, here's a little taste of the magic

Ashkenaz- Think Globally Dance Locally

Happening now... <3 <3 <3 !!

This is what Saturday afternoon at Ashkenaz looks like. Many thanks to the teachers and students of our Flamenco and Indian Classical Dance classes for allowing themselves to be filmed. (Please, pleeease excuse the shoddy camerawork.) Check out the link in the comments below for a list of classes.

This is what Ashkenaz looks like on a Saturday afternoon. Many thanks to the students and teachers of our Flamenco and Classical Indian Dance classes for allowing themselves to be filmed. (Please, pleeease excuse the shoddy camerawork.) Check out the link in the comments for a schedule of classes.

The Bluegrass Jam is just starting!

We're having a rip-roaring Tuesday night. How about you? Delighted to welcome back Louisiana masters Joel Savoy and Jesse Lege with the Cajun Country Revival (aka Foghorn Stringband)!

All we're missing tonight is you! There's still time to claim your place on the dance floor!

Édessa wrapping up their set just now... the reunited Brass Menažeri still to come! #Balkan #brass #weddingparty #morezurna

The legendary Thomas Mapfumo taking the stage with his deep Zimbabwean grooves! Second set still to come -

More from the dress rehearsal for August 6 Diaspora Diner. You don't want to miss this one.

A little sneak preview for August 6 Diaspora diner...

And we're back!

Awa Sangho soundcheck!! "The Golden Voice of Mali" - show @ 8:30 tonight!

What a beautiful, all-ages all-people party tonight with Non Stop Bhangra and Dholrhythms Dance Company! You can still come join in...

West African Highlife Band @ Ashkenaz~ Jo Ro Mi
As a local community center and venue that presents music from around the world, we love to highlight the global roots of local Bay Area culture. Perhaps no one in the Bay Area music scene has personified that vision for as long or as effectively as Baba Ken Okulolo. Okulolo has performed and collaborated with Victor Olaiya, King Sunny Ade, and Fela Kuti – seminal pioneers of Highlife, JuJu, and Afrobeat respectively. These genres go a long way in defining the entire voice of modern West African music. Upon moving to the Bay Area in 1985 and establishing Kotoja, Baba Ken found his voice as an African artist working in the States. Over his 30 years in the Bay Area he helped establish the Bay Area as an international hub for music, and world culture. We are excited to welcome him home to Ashkenaz this Saturday at 8:30 pm.

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