This Saturday, July 7th Parducci Winery’s Acoustic Café series is presenting for the second season the highly successful and sought after band, Dgiin performing French Gypsy Swing. Last summer at the series Dgiin had the audience dancing from their first song to their last breath! The festivities start around 7:00 with gates opening at 6:00.
General Admission is $12 and tickets are available at Parducci Wine Cellars tasting room, calling 463-5357 or go online at parducci.com/Wine-Store/Event-Tickets. Food will be available throughout the summer from The Potter Valley Café and North State Street Café with part of the drink proceeds benefiting the Alex Rorabaugh Center (The ARC). Seating fills quickly so be sure to show up early enough to get a seat at 6:00.
Spelled “Gin”, as most of us know it, it’s a strong clear alcohol flavored with Juniper berries. Spell it “Djinn” and it’s a mischievous spirit, often confined to a bottle due to reprehensible acts. Pell it “Dgiin” and you have a band with a unique style that brings together various cultures and influences with songs sung mainly in French and an intoxicating beat.
The band started 9 years ago in the North Bay. It can be described as French-Gypsy-Funk with a twist, or Flamenco-Django-esque, either way they put on a memorable show enjoyable for all who love to share music and a little spirit. Their energetic performance draws a lively crowd that will dance ‘till dawn.
Dgiin’s members came from France, California and Quebec to settle in Sonoma County, California. Their music ranges from Paco de Lucia flamenco to Django Reinhardt gypsy guitar and violin with intoxicating beats and unforgettable vocals á la Edith Piaf. Most songs are band originals with a few popular French moderns and traditionals as well as some American Folklore covers. Language barriers are not a problem due to their raw transcending performance that will shake up any crowd.
After recording multiple live albums, Dgiin released Wish Key in August 2008, which won them the title Best World Band of the North Bay and multiple Best of the Bohemian awards.