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The Rosendale Cafe offers some of the best vegetarian food and performing artists in the Hudson Valley,
serving weekly entrees, assorted salads, exciting homemade desserts, organic coffees,
three tap micro brews, and wine.
Weekend concerts feature both local and international musicians: singer-songwriters,
jazz, blues, world, and experimental; and every other Tuesday we host Singer-Songwriter Tuesdays, a showcase of local musicians. Enjoy delicious, whole vegetarian cooking and hear great music in an intimate, smoke free restaurant environment.
Recognized by Chronogram Magazine as Best Vegetarian Restaurant and Best Performance Space,
we also received a four star rating for food and value in the Poughkeepsie Journal.
After a concert by The Hunger Mountain Boys, enthusiastic audience member Ammuse wrote "... The Rosendale Cafe holds a special place in my heart, being among one of my favorite intimate music venues in not only my surrounding area, but in NY State itself." Click here to see the full review, including some great photos.
Tomorrow's Event at the Cafe:|
Salsa Thursday with lessons and Latin dancing
Thursday, June 29 at 7:30pm Cost: $10.00 with lesson, $5.00 for just dancing
The Rosendale Cafe continues their series of Latin dance events on Thursday nights, each starting with an all-levels lesson from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and dancing until 10:30pm. Instructors Maia Martinez and David Salvatierra will lead dance forms that may include Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha, Bachata, and now the fun style of Rueda de Casino.
Rueda de Casino is a style where several couples dance choreographically around a circle, with dance moves spoken by a "caller". This style was developed in Cuba in the 1950s, and is the greatest way to learn salsa as community. Everyone can join this class!
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Abby Hollander Band
Friday, June 30 at 8:00pm Cost: $10.00
Abby Hollander is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and award-winning songwriter; originally from Woodstock, NY. In 2013 she formed her band in Brooklyn to perform her original songs in a traditional bluegrass setting.
Jason Borisoff, a Romulus, NY native, plays guitar, sings harmony, and co-writes songs. Ellery Marshall, from Los Angeles, provides the banjo sound that is one of the group's trademark features. The group is regularly joined some of the Northeast's best fiddle and mandolin players. All the musicians play an active role in helping Abby arrange her songs, making the band a dynamic, collaborative experience, rooted equally in the time-honored sounds of bluegrass, and the 21st century city they call home.
The band has been featured in numerous bluegrass festivals and publications, including as emerging artists at the 2015 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival.
Their self-titled debut album is now available for download on iTunes and Amazon, and on CD at any of their shows.
This event was originally scheduled for June 24th.
"This one's a keeper. Keep an eye on the Abby Hollander Band." --John Lawless, Bluegrass Today
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Saturday, July 1 at 8:00pm Cost: $15.00
Derek Gripper's exploration of Mali's greatest instrumental virtuosos has created a new form of classical guitar music out of one of Africa's richest musical traditions. Derek, a virtuoso guitarist from South Africa, magically conjures anew a centuries-old ancient African musical heritage, interpreting kora (21-string harp-lute) compositions on solo guitar... a feat which classical guitar legend John Williams said he thought was "absolutely impossible until I heard Derek Gripper do it."
Derek has traveled throughout the world as a soloist, and collaborated with kora maestro Toumani Diabate at the Acoustik Festival Bamako in Mali, and with guitar legend John Williams at London's Globe Theatre. His recent work incorporates transcriptions and improvisations based on the work of such African composer/performers as Toumani Diabate, Ali Farka Touré, Ballaké Sissoko, Salif Keita and Fanta Sacko of Mali; as well as his own compositions based on the music of the Western Cape of South Africa. His newest recording, Libraries on Fire, explores kora duets on solo guitar.
"The result is astounding... It's hard to imagine a more impressive and passionate rendering of Malian music on classical guitar." --Afropop Worldwide
"...his playing has a depthless beauty, which does full justice to the complexity of Toumani's compositions... a staggering achievement on solo guitar." --Songlines Magazine
"one of the most atmospheric recordings of guitar music, of any kind, that I have heard" --Classical Guitar Magazine
"a master musician" --Rolling Stone
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