Prepping tees for representing in Montreal!
It’s been pretty insane in the Burdel this fall, with friends from past lives and friends from the future dropping in to do a little jig and pound a few gallons of apple cider vodka. After a summer of traveling comrades came sailing home from Greece, Romania, Russia, Peru and god knows where else. Homecomings warm the heart! JAMOJA!!
And obviously, it’s Thursday, so join us tonight for another round of madness at MEHANATA! 113 Ludlow.
If you know, you know.
A blast from the past! Raphlex + Mishka DJing the Culture Mash party at The Shop in Brooklyn last January. The party featured a Roma awareness talk by Petra and Sonya, Hungry March Band, Amour Obscur, and more.
Video by Lizette. Email subscribers, click to see the video.
Some exciting announcements coming up! Stay tuned!
☆ MEHANATA CARNIVAL! ☆
MARDI GRAS DANCE PARTY TONIGHT
FAT TUESDAY, February 21st, 8:00PM – 4:00AM
Gypsy Punk DJ Set by:
[BURDEL DALI PRESENTS]
DJ RAPHLEX & MISHKA
w/ LIVE PERCUSSION!
Bellydance performance by:
Body Painting by:
Tribal-boho wearable sculpture vending by:
Tarot card reading by:
Come and enter…
★ ☆ THE GYPSY PARTY BUS RAFFLE ★ ☆
For a chance to win a ride on the party bus!!
$5 DRINKS 8PM – 10PM
$5 RAKIA SHOTS ALL NIGHT
SHADY CARNIE PHOTO BOOTH
MARDI GRAS BEADS
SHIRTS COMING OFF EVERYWHERE
COME EARLY AND PLAY OUR NEW FAVORITE DRINKING GAME:
Golden Festival is put on by Zlatne Uste Brass Band every year, and this year the Burdel Familia finally got our asses over there for a night of rampant celebration in the hyper-opulent surroundings of the Grand Prospect Hall ballroom.
Think pastel-painted molding, chandeliers big enough for 5 people to swing on, balconies overlooking enormous dance floors, and room after room of live music ranging from Spanish flamenco to Bulgarian gypsy-jazz to Ukrainian marches. We saw some of our friends and favorite bands: Kagero, Yuri Yunakov & The Grand Masters of Gypsy Music, Raya Brass Band, Avram Pengas, and tons more. It was killer.
The incredible Gamze performing with Yuri Yunakov—body paint our own enigmatic Liz Belomlinsky…
We had the absolute pleasure of seeing Toronto’s Lemon Bucket Orkestra perform in the grand ballroom and were so blown away we teamed up with our partner in musical crime, Michael Katsobashvili, to escort the band back to Mehanata, where they performed for a packed club and then stayed with us on the mezzanine, jamming until 7:30AM.
There are really no words to describe what an amazing weekend it was altogether. We want to say a huge, huge thank you to the performers, to Zlatne Uste for organizing the whole thing, and for Lemon Bucket for letting us caravan them through the broken NYC subway system very late at night so we wouldn’t have to let the experience end any earlier than absolutely necessary. Look out for Lemon Bucket’s valiant return to NYC ASAP (or our imminent trip to Toronto, whichever happens first).
There was really no better way to start 2012.
Heads up, we are editing a video or two from our 6 gigs of festival footage so you can re-live this night with us!
Burdel Dali Family
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ★ FELIZ NAVIDAD! ★ SARBATORI VESELE! ★ GEZUAR KRISHTLINDJET! ★ CHESTITA KOLEDA! ★ JOYEUX NOEL! ★ NOLLAIG SHONA DUIT! ★ SCHASLIVOVO ROZHDESTVA! ★ xoxo, BURDEL FAMILIA ♪ ♫♪ ♫
MISHKA, DJ MISHTO, & RAPHLEX
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…this weekend our party sched gets going strong with a trans-global dance off featuring RAPHLEX & MISHTO on the decks together again now that Romanian jet lag is set aside, hosted by Mishka & made deep by the Atari Conga Crew! Friday night it’s RAPHLEX on the main floor in for Uproot Andy (he’s on tour in Colombia).
Mishka, Mishto, & Raphlex are heading upstate to DJ a Russian wedding Saturday weekend, so we’ve got a special treat for you while we’re away… DJ DIWON will return to Mehanata Saturday, September 3rd in the ice cage! Get ready to dance… and download his new mix below!
DJ DIWON SPECIAL GUEST SET AT MEHANATA, THIS SATURDAY
Diwon’s “Chulo” bridges the worlds of electronic music, dancehall and hip hop, blending elements of Diwon’s production into fellow producers, Dillon Francis, Swedish House Mafia, Diplo, Dizzee Rascal & more.
Tomorrow night (Thursday), Italian gypsy fusion dancer Natalia Bonanese makes her debut at Mehanata via EL BURDEL! We’re super excited to welcome her to our floor after Yuri Yunakov performs… Watch her in action & read about her below…
Thursday night, rain or moonshine… Catch the beautiful Italian Gypsy fusion dancer Natalia Bonanese before Yuri Yunakov & then we’re celebrating the RETURN OF DJ MISHTO! Also, the birthdays of our beautiful bitches ALICE, SARAH CAYE & LENNON! ♪ ♫♪ ♫♪ ♫♪ ♫
MUSIC! DRINKING! DANCING! GIRLS! BOYS! LANGUAGE BARRIERS SMASHED! BURDEL DALI!
RAPHLEX & MISHTO have your chalga sex bombs, bhangra beats, Russian festive, Bregovic anthems, Hungarian lullabies, and cumbia over-dose! The formidable Atari-Conga crew have your super-sexy Do-It-Yourself turbo-tropical percussion all night long…
$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. RSVP HERE!
♣ Meet Natalia, Gypsy fusion dancer from Italy ♣
“The name of my project is “Officina est!”. “Officina est!” is study of oriental tecnique on gypsy and klezmer music, between tradition and innovation. will be explained traditional gypsy steps to from traditional gypsy step to develop then in new contemporary vision; a fusion of the earthly power of the Roma culture and the dynamic energy of Western dance.
My dance formation is marked by numerous travel in est europe where I took direct contact with gypsy community and his musical and dance culture and collaborations with live musicians; this is the most important aspect of my activities.
I dance with great musicians like Municipale Balcanica and Rom e Gagè (the best gypsy musicians in Italy.musicians of Moni Ovadia), Marian Serban, Ibrahim Maalouf, Rocco De Rosa, and others….
I teach in in one of the best schools of oriental dance in Italy: Sanlò, and “Officina est!” have been like guest in Gypsy Dance Fest of Madrid and new talent’s stage of Bellyfusions in Paris.”
See her Thursday night at Mehanata!
Sexy moustachos as far as the eye can see… with traveling babes wandering far from toyland, master photographers roaming and flashing their shit, djs sweating all over their equipment. Opa.