The band Davka
consists of Adam Levenson
(doumbek, zarb), Daniel Hoffman
(violin), and Moses Sedler
(cello). Based out of California's Bay Area, the group blends traditional Jewish melodies with Middle Eastern rhythms; jazz improvisation with classical technique. Davka
performed regularly in their home area of Berkeley and San Francisco, and once played with Israeli pop star Noa. In 1995, Davka
began playing more distant venues, and have since performed at the annual Ashkenaz Festival of New Yiddish Culture in Toronto (more than once), New York's Knitting Factory, and a multicultural festival in West Virginia.