KAGERO Kickstarter Campaign

Our homeboys Kagero have just a little over a week left for their Kickstarter project to take flight. Check out their video and donate to great independent music!  All proceeds will go to: Studio tracking, Guest Musicians, Mixing / Engineering, Mastering, Production and Promotion, and Additional Musicians on the album.

Click to donate!

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM BURDEL DALI !

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ★ FELIZ NAVIDAD! ★ SARBATORI VESELE! ★ GEZUAR KRISHTLINDJET! ★ CHESTITA KOLEDA! ★ JOYEUX NOEL! ★ NOLLAIG SHONA DUIT! ★ SCHASLIVOVO ROZHDESTVA! ★ xoxo, BURDEL FAMILIA ♪ ♫♪ ♫

xoxo

MISHKA, DJ MISHTO, & RAPHLEX

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Hey Sexy. “PROPAGANDA” by DIMA HOHLOVS

Start your week super-sexay. This PROPAGANDA editorial was published in The Ones 2 Watch, featuring model Jessica Clarke. Photographed by Dima Hohlovs
, styled by Maher Jridi
, feat Jessica Clarke @ DNA Models.

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Mehanata Closed For Hurricane Irene…

Saturday night our home away from home Mehanata will be closed. Raphlex was set to DJ the ice cage, but if you wanna get your kicks in before the big wave hits, we suggest you get there tonight (aka right now). You’ve still got 3 hours to party!

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Stay safe East Coast!

Frecuencia Balcánica, live in Mexico!

Love to our Mexican gypsy family DJ Blacky (Disko Balkan) & Gadjo of the Los Magnificos Impostores for having us on the show last night. Raphlex & Mishka were interviewed on air for Mexico’s Frecuencia Balcánica on CiudadRadio from 8:30—9:30PM EST between dance floor killaaahs, like Severina’s Gas Gas & Turk Disco’s Balagan. Obviously  Blacky dropped Videli Noci too. It was an honor to speak out for our scene and chat with the guys—looking forward to crossing the border for the ultimate Burdel in Mexico soon! Opaaaaa!——

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Burdel Dali T-shirts making a comeback this summer…

Bon Bon Killa rocks her Burdel Dali tank top—she’ll also be making a guest DJ appearance at Burdel Dali this Thursday night, at our third moustacho party (means come with a moustacho or Mishka’s gonna paint one on ya). OPA!

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More info on this week’s party below…

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MOUSTACHO NIGHT HAS RETURNED! ♪ ♫ Bust out your painted-on, tattooed, paper, plastic, or authentic moustacho’s for a night of groomed, classy-looking debauchery at BURDEL DALI!

GUEST DJ ♣ BON BON KILLA FROM THE RADICAL PATCHANKA CREW

Mishka will be roaming the dance floor painting any/all who dare show up un-adorned, so be prepared!

MUSIC! DRINKING! DANCING! GIRLS! BOYS! LANGUAGE BARRIERS SMASHED! BURDEL DALI! ♣ 

RAPHLEX & BON BON KILLA have your chalga, bhangra, Russian festive, Bregovic anthems, Hungarian lullabies, cumbia over-dose! The formidable Atari-Conga crew have your super-sexy Do-It-Yourself turbo-tropical percussion!

$5 rakia Shots all night!
Hookah, full Bulgarian food menu!

Live music by Yuri Yunakov & The Grand Masters of Gypsy Music precedes our festive chaotic dance party from 10PM – 12AM.

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https://burdeldali.com/
http://myspace.com/escarioka

http://www.facebook.com/Mehanata
http://www.facebook.com/MehanataNYC

Join our mailing list! burdel.dali.presents@gmail.com

…Wine is cheap, life is short, and history repeats itself.

The Kandake Tribal & Experimental Belly Dance Tribe New Website

We just want to put the word out—the Kandake, great friends of ours and gorgeous performers who we’ve shared many a festive dance floor with in the past, have their new website up and listings of upcoming shows. We can’t wait to work with them again!

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About:

The Kandake is a new dance-theatre collective that combines social activism and philanthropy with folkloric, modern, theatrical and experimental movement. 

The original Kandake were the queens of ancient Ethiopia, Sudan, and parts of Egypt who were the political, military, and spiritual leaders of their societies. 

The women of The Kandake aim to continue the legacy of their predecessors by being catalysts for social change, priestesses of a higher purpose, and field marshals ushering in a better world. Thus, a percentage of every Kandake-run show is donated to a humanitarian cause.

Interaction with the audience and storytelling is characteristic of our work. While some of what we do may be disturbing, absurdist, graphic, or “dark” our purpose is to rupture comfort zones, wake the unconscious, and inspire critical thinking. Just don’t fall into the habit of trying to find “meaning” in every show–sometimes we just want to dance!

If you are interested in booking The Kandake please contact us at KandakeDance@gmail.com

Check out their website and their facebook!

Red Stars & Spring Tactics

Look what landed in the burdel headquarters today! A nice follow up to the vintage soviet-style lomo camera we received last week (stay tuned). We’re preparing for a summer of high-decor and noble party antics… are you with us?

—The Burdel Family

Fund Raya Brass Band’s Record Production!

Because they are an amazing local band who deserve to be helped out!

On a cold January day a couple of years ago, at the very beginning of the Raya Brass Band oddysey, we recorded our first album in the living room in my small apartment in Prospect Heights. After celebrating the two year anniversary of our band and our namesake, we went into a real studio and recorded the music for our next album. In two sessions we laid down 17 tunes and the results sound amazing! We’re part way into the mixing process now and are getting excited to hear the final results.

We had some money set aside to track and mix this album, but now we’re out and there’s a lot left to be done. We still have to master the album, pay for artwork, duplication, and publicity. If we raise enough money we’d love to put out a limited edition LP for those of you with turntables.

So, this is where YOU come in.

To fund the production for this record, Raya Brass Band is using an innovative new (well, not really that new anymore, but maybe it’s new to you…) platform called Kickstarter. Essentially, YOU (our friends, family, relations and fans) can donate small, medium and large sums of money in exchange for rewards. It’s a lot like an NPR pledge drive, but we’ve got better rewards than a tote bag or a coffee mug. You can think of it as an advance purchase, as encouragement to continue making great music, as a gift.

Please take a look and help us out. Even $5 or $3 or $1 helps. Of course, so does $10, 20, $50, $100. And please tell your friends about it using all the social links you could possibly need on the Kickstarter page and old fashioned word of mouth. Maybe you know somebody else who would really love to help fund Brooklyn’s own village Balkan brass band! The catch is that the drive is all or nothing. If we don’t raise our $5,000 goal in the next 30 days, we won’t see any of the money.

Click this link to go to the page where you can find out more about our Kickstarter campaign and to make a pledge:

http://www.Kickstarter.com/projects/rayabrassband/raya-brass-bands-new-album

To find out more about Raya Brass Band, go to: http://rayabrassband.com.

Thanks so much for any help you can give as we go from tracks on hard drive to a fully realized CD. We appreciate your support!

Raya Brass Band at Balkan Shout Out:

Raya Brass Band sleeping on a bridge/playing some great tunes:

Raya Brass Band in less clothing than usual at the Russian Baths:

GO RAYA GO!

—Burdel Family

A Shout Out on Foursquare!

We love when people know what’s up. Daniela on Foursquare knows what’s up. She says,

Go on a Thursday night–not too packed + no cover! Great music (always!) & vibe. Vodka Apple Cider is awesome. Fav dancing spot hands down!”

Cheers!