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Édessa ft. Ezgi Kurt: The Heart of Balkan Music

May 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

| $15 - $20
Édessa ft. Ezgi Kurt: The Heart of Balkan Music
Friday, May 19 @ 7:30PM

Often-rambunctious Balkan quartet Édessa, known for playing intricate time signatures and highly ornamented modal music with authority and joy, brings Turkish guest vocalist Ezgi Kurt to the Poppy for a night of wide-ranging, non-dance repertoire and new material.

George Chittenden – clarinet, gaida, zurna, guitar
Ari Langer – violin
Lise Liepman – santouri, accordion
Sean Tergis – davul, darabuka, defi
Ezgi Kurt – vocals

Using both traditional and modern instruments, Édessa plays a variety of styles that interweave melodies and improvisation with a big Balkan beat, including the ancient and mesmerizing music of the zurna and davul; the lyrical and sweet music of the Greek islands; the haunting, trance-like pentatonic music of Epirus; and — at the other end of the acoustic spectrum — the contemporary Bulgarian genre known simply as “wedding music.”

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Time: Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM
Admission: $15-20 sliding scale
Tickets will not be sold in advance for this event – please arrive at the Red Poppy when doors open to purchase tickets. All ages are welcome.

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May 19, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$15 - $20
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Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
(650) 731-5383