[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 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.