Summer nights kicking off at Mehanata with the Burdel crew! Raphlex & Mishto on the main floor every Thursday night, in the ice cage every Saturday. Come and see us Thursday before we ship off to Montreal for a party with DJ Touski and the up-north fam!
Face it — what you really want for Xmas are IMMIGRANT ANTHEMS FOR GLOBAL CITIZENS! GET MERRY & DRINK UP! HALF THE FUN OF XMAS EVE IS WHO YOU WAKE UP NEXT TO XMAS MORNING!! ♪ ♫♪ ♫♪ ♫
Live music by Yuri Yunakov & The Grand Masters of Gypsy Music precedes our festive chaotic dance party from 10PM – 12AM. Raphlex & Mishto spin chalga, bhangra, Russian festive, Ex-Yugoslavian anthems, and filthy cumbia all night! Live percussion by the Atari-Conga crew!
$5 rakia Shots all night!
Hookah, full Bulgarian food menu!
Thursday night, the most potent global throw-down on coast errupts in the lower east side for your dancing/screaming/circle-dancing pleasure… DJ Mishto & Raphlex bring the immigrant anthems alongside live percussion & widespread affection via Chico Cristo & Crispeto…
Another week, another story to tell the grandkids…
Lights, cameras, rakia, chalga, cumbia, battle cries, flower leis, bathroom lays, and everything in between – the burdel is open for business this Thursday at Mehanata… Immigant anthems by DJ Mishto & Raphlex, sick sexy percussion by Chico Cristo & Crispeto. Ask nicely and you can play their drums.
Come see what all the fuss is about. You’ll never be the same! $2 WINE BEFORE 10PM, $5 RAKIA SHOTS ALL NIGHT. ASTIKA IS BACK!
★ FREE ADMISSION on our list…
The party’s become exponentially badass this summer with the addition to Cristhian and Cristobal (of Escarioka fame) to our party lineup. They’ve taken over our stage with DJ sets and live percussion that has blown the freaking roof off consistently. You can check out some recent moments in our promo video, and check them out this week !
[Burdel Dali Presents] Trans-Global Dance Party ★
Quench your trans-global thirst with the melodic chaos of DJ Mishto & Raphlex at Mehanata this Thursday night, accompanied by members of Escarioka on live percussion. The past few weeks have been OUT OF CONTROL and we are not stopping now!
Gypsy Punk Parranda, Remixed Russian Festive, Ex-Yugoslavian marches, Chalga, Electro, Flamenca, battle cries! WE ARE ALSO CELEBRATING THE RELEASE OF OUR FIRST PROMOTIONAL VIDEO!
Friends, lovers, and enemies… we are thrilled to present our first promotional video – filmed & edited by Mishka.
This is the visual/audio manifestation of one amazing year – our friends, Burdel regulars, and the musicians wh0 inspire us are directly responsible and represented in the best way we could manage with the random footage we collected along the way. Please watch, enjoy, and pass along! OPA! ☆
[BURDEL DALI PRESENTS] PROMO 2010
Song: Zdob Si Zdub – Videli Noci
[BURDEL DALI PRESENTS] is a crazed celebration of world music, cross-cultural dance floor throw-downs, international dress codes, and trans-global festivity.
Spawned from the minds of gypsy-sympathizing, globe-trotting artists and music-lovers DJ Mishto (Bucharest, Romania) & Raphlex (Arequipa, Peru), the party began as a Thursday night free-for-all at Mehanata Bulgarian Bar in downtown NYC.
They became maestros of Balkan anthems, gypsy lamentations, and a formidable plethora of festive soundtracks from across the universe. Michelle Christina (Mishka) of TchaikovskyDarling.com became the party’s host in Summer 2009 and the three have taken their circus from the wooden walls of the Bulgarian bar to the basements of Bushwick, abandoned airport fields, and everywhere in between.
They represent the first sparkling, melodic hints of what is becoming the most exciting scene to hit New York/Global nightlife in years.
Bands Featured at [Burdel Dali Presents] have included the infamous Mames Babegenush (Denmark), the illustrious Kreptatka Bar Band (NJ, USA), and downtown NYC gypsy music staples like Outernational, BAD BUKA, and Avram Pengas.
The after party routinely features epic world-wide soundtracks that mix the anthems of fallen nations with modern day pop and jacked up dance, all adequately saturated with regional audacity and vibrations of artistic, musical, and emotional revolution.
Patrons of the Burdel dance to Bulgarian chalga, Russian gypsy folk songs, klezmer wedding marches, Hungarian lullabies, and Punjabi bhangra beats in the span of a few hours. This caravan of culture and festivity is branching out in Summer 2010 to bring a bit of gypsy flavor to whoever is willing to listen. For now you can find them every Thursday night at Mehanata Bulgarian Bar. 113 Ludlow in the LES.
Lastly, check out this sexy photo by Jói Kjartans via Dazed Digital. Familiar hat?! See more photos and the write-up here.
We’ve had a few straight weeks of pure pleasantry – tribal dancers, confetti getting into Mishto’s laptop keyboard, great people who have been added to our phone directories for future folk-dancing/shot-taking, and inspiration to take this festive gathering to a new level.
Spring Fest Weekend!
Dhyana and Irina danced for us Thursday and Saturday, with Raya Brass Band.
That night we learned that BALKAN ROBOTS exist. Wowwww.
Sarah tearing apart the shot-selling competition! How can you say no to this face?
Thanks to all who came out – we’re about to get balkan-bananas again tomorrow night, so come out and forget about everything else for a few hours:
Thursday night – come learn something about human anatomy & shake yo’ shit!
[Burdel Dali Presents] Gypsy Punk Trans-Global Dance Party!
THURSDAY NIGHT! Bands on both levels of the club will get you shakin before Mishto & Raphlex teach you something about rhythm, cultural diffusion, and human anatomy…
Come stomp around to the trans-global tunes and immigrant anthems, have some hookah and a gypsy burger, and get NEEDLESSLY PASSIONATE! It’ll be hard to out-do last week, but we can try…
– ICE CAGE VODKA DRINKING ROOM IS OPEN
– $2 WINE BEFORE 10PM, $5 RAKIA SHOTS ALL NIGHT
★ FREE ADMISSION to BURDEL DALI on our list
RSVP to email@example.com
This party is going to be totally bananas. You’d be foolish to miss it.
[Burdel Dali Presents] Mardi Gras Carnival Party! ★
Next week the Burdel Dali Militia will dust off our dancing shoes two days early to celebrate Fat Tuesday in a fit of debauchery and excess. Come out, have a shot of rakia, and ring in the festival season like the sinner you are!
We’ll have drink specials, pretty girls in sequins & beads, dancing, screaming, and hookah chain-smoking. Festival tunes by Raphlex & Mishto. Join us in costume and leave your dignity at home. COSTUMES STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!
FREE ADMISSION. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 16th at 9:00PM.
This event is brought to you by Rachel Martinez and Mehanata Bulgarian Bar.
Some of our favorite Mehanata regulars waxing nomadic at the Gypsy Tabor festival… Raphlex is photographing, Michelle is dancing, and Mishto is getting interviewed about Brooklyn wildlife. Watch out, it gets pretty deep. Click to watch.