Sunday, October 3
The Django Reinhardt Centennial Tribute
Stephane Wrembel

One could fairly call Stephane Wrembel a Gypsy, for the music he plays and his lifestyle are expressive of the Gypsy way of life. Born in Paris, and raised in Fontainbleu (home of Impressionism and the music of Django Reinhardt), he spent ten years of his life learning, playing and expanding this tradition. In recent years, Stephane has headlined Lincoln Center, composed soundtrack cuts for Woody Allen's film "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and recorded his third album, "Terre Des Hommes," featuring David Grisman. Balval ("the wind") is a youthful and fiery quartet that uses the traditional melodies of Eastern Europe & the Balkans and blends them with jazz, blues, rock and folk. The result is a multicultural, multilingual global sound that begs to be heard. There are experimental overtones here as well, with hints of Laurie Anderson or the Kronos Quartet and other adventurous artists. Lead vocalist Awena Burgess is accompanied by violinist Rosalie Hartog, guitarist Daniel Mizrahi, bassist Benjamin Body, and percussionist Bachar Khalife. Together, their music is brisk and blissful, crisp in performance and full of energy. The songs are sung in a variety of languages, from the Roma language, a beautiful mix of eastern chant and western vernacular, to Bulgarian, Hungarian, and Serbian.

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at Drom
85 Avenue A between 5th and 6th St.
(212) 777-1156
Doors 6pm, Show 7pm
$15 in advance / $20 at door
Free with $30 Festival Pass

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