Upcoming World, Rromani, Balkan, Balkan Brass, Albanian, Greek, Latin, Cuban, Mexican music shows / concerts / performances in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Boston Area.

with Sarma Brass Band at Balkan Music Night 2019
to Mar 17

with Sarma Brass Band at Balkan Music Night 2019

  • 51 Walden Performing Arts Center (map)
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Balkan Music Night is a vibrant celebration of the rich musical traditions of the Balkans, and an immersive experience in music, dance, culture, and community. Since 1986, several hundred Balkan enthusiasts of all backgrounds have gathered annually in the Boston area to revel in the exciting rhythms and soulful melodies of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Albania, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Romania, Turkey, and more. Whether you prefer to dance all evening in the dance hall or enjoy gorgeous melodies in the kefana, join us for a wonderful night!

Tickets are available online at until noon Friday, March 15.

For information about past events, performer profiles, video clips and more, see:

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Café Aegean at Red Room in NYC
9:30 PM21:30

Café Aegean at Red Room in NYC

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Café Aegean focuses on bringing Greek and Turkish music together through shared songs, instruments, musical styles, and bellydance.

Come and experience the sounds of early 20th century Greek and Turkish nightlife~

Aya Safiya - Vocals & Violin
Jenny Luna - Vocals & Percussion
Tano Brock - Clarinet
Adam Good - ud
Han Beyli - Bass
Nezih Antakli - Percussion
Lauren Jeanette & Lauren Robbiani - Dance

9:30 doors
10:00-11:00 show
$15 cover
Advance ticket purchase is recommended as space is limited!!!
Purchase tickets here:
Red Room has a two drink minimum house policy (but you'll want those anyway)!

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IpeiroKritika: Traditional Epirot & Cretan Music
7:00 PM19:00

IpeiroKritika: Traditional Epirot & Cretan Music


Date: Friday, July 6, 2018
Time: 7pm doors, 7:30pm show
Admission: $15-20 sliding scale
*Ticket availability at the door is limited and contingent on online sales.

IpeiroKritika performs a mix of traditional Epirot and Cretan tunes and songs, two styles that are some of the most popular and known to be the most contrasting regional music of Greece.

Gregory Masaki Jenkins - clarinet, vocals
Aya Safiya - violin, vocals
Tano Brock - laouto, vocals

Gregory Masaki Jenkins, a South Bay native, has been playing Greek music since 1995 when he first attended Balkan Camp in Mendocino. After five years, he became an instructor there, directing Kids Band from 2001-2015 and also teaching at Balkanalia!, Kolo Festival, and Zambaleta. His travels to the Balkans have led him to meet and study with some of the world's greatest Balkan musicians including Nikos Filippidis, Dzambo Agusev, and Ferus Mustafov. Jenkins currently directs the Balkan brass band Fanfare Zambaleta, teaches a weekly rebetika songs class on Tuesdays, and is on staff at Lark Camp.

Aya Safiya, a Bay Area-born musician, has studied Greek music for 20 years. In the past 10 years, she has made numerous visits to Greece to study with master singers and violinists such as Katerina Papadopoulou, Nicos Chatzopoulos, and Nikos Oikonomidhis. Safiya currently performs with Agapi Mou, Café Aegean, and Taraf de Locos.

Tano Brock is a Bay Area-born multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer. Some of his primary instruments include percussion, saxophone, clarinet, and guitar. He co-founded Balkan/Latin band Taraf de Locos and has played with Greek quartet Agapi Mou, as well as Istanbul Connection. Brock has studied various instruments with masters both in California and the Balkans including Vlado Pupinovski, Zhani Struga, and members of Kočani Orkestar.


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4th of July w/ Taraf de Locos
7:00 PM19:00

4th of July w/ Taraf de Locos

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4th of July w/ Taraf de Locos!

Taraf de Locos is back for their annual reunion concert -- this time it'll also be a FAT party because it's 4th of JULY!

2 full sets at the Ivy Room in the East Bay of all the hits + new originals + a whole new sound w/ some new music toys they're experimenting with ;)

Cecilia Cassandra Peña-Govea on vox, trumpet, & güira, Miguelito Leonon vox, & percussion, Mireya Jazmin Leon on the electric bass, Tano Brock on vox, sax, & guitar, and Aya Safiya on vox, violin, & timple.


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Taraf de Locos Reunion
7:30 PM19:30

Taraf de Locos Reunion

In celebration of a one-night reunion show at the Red Poppy, local band Taraf de Locos performs traditional folk and contemporary tunes rooted in the Balkans, Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Spain, Mexico, and Colombia. The evening will mark the group’s first performance together since the end of their last tour in 2015. 

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