Poppy Performances: Karina Denike

Karina Denike has made a career lending her voice to a wide range of different projects. Beginning in the early 1990s, with the influential ska group Dance Hall Crashers, the British-born daughter of Czech dissident artists has contributed her vocal, arranging, and composition skills to more than 30 records, spanning pop, jazz, and punk. Karina Denike at the Red Poppy on October 30th (Photo by Esther Kim, 2016) In 2015, after a successful Kickstarter campaign, Karina recorded Under Glass...

Karina Deniké: Noirish Torch Songs and ’60s Soul

Karina Deniké
Sun, Oct 30 @ 7:30PM
Karina Deniké presents an original set of reflective songs filled with tales of female aviators, love, memory, as well as personal and regional history. Drawing from Eastern European lullabies and sea shanties, as well as pop music from the 1930s-1960s, Deniké’s vocally driven pieces feature a distinctive ensemble that includes bass clarinet, chord organ, piano, and baritone guitar. Bay Area pianist and vocalist Christianna Valentina opens the evening with her raw, minimalist take on Argentine t...