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      Iko YaYa plus Dance Lesson in Berkeley


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      October 1, 2019

      Tuesday   8:00 PM

      1317 San Pablo Avenue
      Berkeley, California 94702

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      Iko YaYa plus Dance Lesson

      Dance Lesson at 8:00 pm; Show at 8:30 pm

      Iko Yaya dishes out steaming New Orleans-drenched “swamp and roll” for dancing. The band is made up of longtime members of some of our favorite local groups, and it’ll be a night of “bon temps roulez” big time! The musicians got together in 2013 to play the Louisiana-influenced music that moves them, and, as Jim Scott reports, “That’s when the party started!” Tonight it’s a full plate of their favorite New Orleans-based dance music – blues and boogie, Cajun/zydeco, R&B, Second Line, and even country – all delivered with a Mardi Gras vibe. Among the dance favorites are “Mardi Gras Mambo,” “It’s All Over Now,” “Hey Pocky Way,” and “Waltz Across Texas.”

      I*ko Ya Ya is Singer-percussionist Cheryl McBride (born and raised in New Orleans, a member of SwingThing, and one of our regular dance teachers)
      Guitarist Jim Scott (Mark St. Mary, CZ & the Bon Vivants, Jeffery Broussard)
      Bassist-singer Lance Houck
      Saxophonist Otoe Mori (Humanistic, Smooth Jazz Alley)
      Trumpeter Marty Arvan
      Drummer Sam Siggins (California Cajun Orchestra, Courtableu, Creole Belles)
      Accordion, guitar, singer Andre Nigoghossian

      Cost: Payment required - $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show

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