Mari Black & the World Fiddle Ensemble: A Fiery Fiddle Odyssey

Mari Black & the World Fiddle Ensemble: A Fiery Fiddle Odyssey
Friday, June 16 @ 7:30PM
Multistyle violinist and champion fiddler Mari Black comes to the Poppy with a spirited musical adventure featuring dance music from around the globe: Celtic, American, and Canadian fiddling, jazz, tango, klezmer, folk, original works, and more. Featuring: TBA Mari Black’s energetic playing, engaging stage presence, and commitment to bringing people together through music have made her a favorite with audiences across the country and around the world. Equally at home in a wide variety of ...
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The Musical Art Quintet: Chamber con Alma

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This celebration of the Musical Art Quintet’s latest album, Chamber con Alma—“chamber with soul”—promises to be an evening of contemporary string quintet music with spirited improvisations and cross-cultural influences. The program includes original compositions by bandleader/bassist Sascha Jacobsen, important works by icons such as Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and Tito Puente, and the world premiere of “The Cool, Grey City of Love,” commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission and inspir...
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Mostly Kosher: Indie-Global Collective

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Mostly Kosher, a Los Angeles-based indie-global collective band, radically reconstructs Judaic and American cultural musical roots. Through ravenous post-klezmer beats and arresting Yiddish refrains, Mostly Kosher highlights the architecture of heritage music with influences of jazz, Latin, rock, hip hop and folk. Mostly Kosher has accumulated an international legion of fans and is on a trajectory to bring their rhythmic hullabaloo to all of the streaming sound waves across the planet. The ba...
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Mostly Kosher: Klezmer and Yiddish Jazz

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Mostly Kosher is a band based in Southern California with a mission to preserve Jewish musical traditions as well as progressing these genres through the sounds of other cultures and contemporary music. The group takes klezmer and Yiddish theater tunes and incorporates genres ranging from Latin jazz and tango, to Afro-Cuban and even hip-hop. Soon after the release of their debut album, Mostly Kosher's title track, Ikh Hob Dikh Tsufil Lib (I Love You Much Too Much), earned them a recent award fro...
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Big Galut(e) with Guest Narrator Daniel Barton: Jewish Folk with Jazz and Tango Sensibilities

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Hailed as "a real treat for open minds” and an “alleged klezmer band,” Big Galut(e) brings its mix of folk, jazz, klezmer, classics, and more to the Poppy. This East Coast quintet performs music ranging from Argentine Yiddish tangos and Renaissance Jewish sonatas, to Mahler compositions with a klezmer sensibility. For the second set, Big Galut(e) will be joined by Daniel Barton, a San Franciscan lawyer and circus veteran. Barton will narrate The Tale of Monish, which tells the story of what happ...
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The Musical Art Quintet: Chamber with Soul

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The Musical Art Quintet was formed in 2008 as part of the Classical Revolution movement. Although classically trained, the members of The Musical Art Quintet are skilled improvisors that each bring with them an area of expertise. Whether it is Argentine tango, Afro-Cuban son, klezmer, classical works, or even electronica, the Quintet is at home. Their debut recording, Nuevo Chamber, has received much critical acclaim and a second album, Chamber con Alma, is currently in the works. Featuri...
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