Youkali serves a rich and satisfying cultural experience to audiences of all ages through their enthusiastic stage artistry and their “post eclectic” interpretations of musical styles from around the world. Our repertoire mixes our original compositions with international folk and dance music.
“Youkali is Musical Mayhem! 3 musicians, 8 instruments, 5+ centuries of music from 3 continents”
Roxanne Oliva, M.A.: Composer, recording artist, and Celtic music teacher. As a multi-instrumentalist, Roxanne has recorded with various luminaries including Paddy Keenan and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Tom Waits. Her self-produced recordings Box Candy and Accordion Crumbs have received international acclaim.
Daniel Kahane: Dan started his career as magnetic front man for “Hot Lips and Fingertips”, who regularly played live at NBC television studios in Los Angeles. His love of performance and onstage antics led him to produce 2 CD’s – one comprised of children’s songs. Dan has over 30 years experience teaching students (ages 5-75) stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello, guitar, mandolin and banjo). He is fluent in Spanish and has taught workshops nationally.
Josh Fossgreen: In his early 20’s, Josh is a prodigy. He is proficient in a rainbow of styles from Samba to Ska, Baroque to Blues and beyond. Josh has toured internationally and he’s THE sought after bassist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Josh teaches music privately or in groups, he gives lessons via internet, and coaches at children’s music camps. Josh’s onstage virtuosity is jaw dropping. http://joshfossgreen.com