THU, December 23, 9:30 pm DROM 85 Avenue A (b/w 5th & 6th), NYC
Tickets $15 in advance; $20 door.
Gypsy diva Sanda Weigl, internationally celebrated for her potent, contemporary interpretation of Romanian gypsy music descends upon the new relaunched DROM. Accompanied by a trio of Japanese musical magicians, Sanda and the Takeishis bring a New York edge to authentic gypsy melodies and deliver an inescapable fascination for the listener.
Romanian born singing-sensation Sanda Weigl blends gypsy music, cabaret and jazz, reflecting her own life story in every moment of her performance.
As outspoken politically as she is uncompromising musically, Sanda first achieved fame as a teen-age member of Team 4, East Germany’s most popular rock band of the 1960s. After publicly denouncing communism and Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia, she was banned from performing and sentenced to two years in an East Berlin prison; then, expelled to the West where she was free to continue crafting her art.
Since relocating to New York in the early nineties, Sanda has performed her singular interpretations to critical acclaim throughout the United States, Mexico, Poland, Germany, Austria, Israel, and an especially triumphant series of concerts in her native Romania.
Accompanied by her new band Sanda takes the Romanian songs she grew up hearing on the streets of Bucarest to a truly revolutionary level.
"Sanda and the Takeishi’s Romanian gypsy music - it is a gem that I’m glad I found. Festival-goers compared Sanda Weigl’s powerful voice to Judy Garland, Joan Baez and Edith Piaf." - Amy Warren, Ringling International Arts Festival, Sarasota, Fl
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