Rock The Bike

Cradle Duende

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Cradle Duende presents a combination of Kezmer and Flamenco “klezmenco” with an infusion of reggae and cumbia dance rhythms. Cradle Duende takes its name from the Spanish word “duende”, in reference to a musically heightened state of emotion, expression, and authenticity; and a merging of disparate musical traditions that each evolved from independent cradles of civilization. Cradle Duende brings the strength of deep cultural roots into the party atmosphere.

Cradle Duende is near and dear to Rock the Bike, as their two lead members are now biking regularly to shows. Before meeting Rock the Bike they were touring the west coast in an RV. Their music spreads a message of community and peace, so to be more consistent with that they ditched driving and hoped on bikes! Now they are having adventures with it, doing their own bike camping on their way to events. Cradle Duende even rode 4 days with us to perform on the El Arbol Stage at Gaia Festival.

Also in 2012 Cradle Duende appeared at MannaFest Grass Valley (A celebration of group action); on SHAKE YOUR PEACE‘s Pedal Powered Stage for Pro-Bike Supervisor Candidate Julian Davis; and Rock the Bike’s stage for the Critical Mass 20th Anniversary Celebration.

“Cradle Duende’s great playing and amazing repertoire reaches from Poland to Morocco with many wonderful stops in between. They were a big hit.”
                                                  –MC Bill Schechner, Co-Anchor of NBC News-Overnight

Cradle Duende exists as a duo (clarinet, guitar, & vocals) as well as full band (drums, bass, sax, violin, trumpet) depending on your event.


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