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Nava Dunkelman
percussionist and improviser
Nava Dunkelman is a Bay Area based percussionist and improviser. Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in a multi-cultural environment by an American father and Indonesian mother, her musical interests span the globe from Japanese taiko to Indonesian gamelan to American marching band, and from classical to contemporary to the avant-garde. Nava studied percussion under Eugene Novotney at Humboldt State University before attending Mills College, where she studied with William Winant, Fred Frith, Maggi Payne, Zeena Parkins, and David Bernstein.

Since graduating with a degree in music performance in 2013, she has performed and collaborated with William Winant, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Ikue Mori, and many others.
Nava has performed classical and contemporary pieces with the William Winant Percussion Group, inkBoat, The Luna Ensemble, San Francisco Girls Chorus, among others.

She also formed e, as well as electro-percussion experimental noise duo IMA, and improvisational duo DunkelpeK.

Nava enjoys discovering her own musical language by exploring experimental approaches to communication, progression and space.
Upcoming Events:

Saturday, May 4 2019 8:00 PM
Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Do-Over Music Series #5: The Jordan Glenn Party + Rent Romus

The JGP this time around...

Rent Romus - alto saxophone
Kim Nucci - baritone saxophone
Melne Murphy - guitar
Dominic Cramp - synth
Alexandra Buschman - voice/electronics
Nathan Corder - electronics
Nava Dunkelman - percussion
Moe! Staiano - drums

Opening the night will be a rare solo set by local stalwart, Rent Romus.

DOORS 8pm
Show 8:30PM  More...
Videos
Fred Frith and Nava Dunkelman
CDs on which Nava Dunkelman appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
Brett Carson Mysterious Descent
Artist: Brett Carson
Title: Mysterious Descent
Label: Self Produced n/a
Label page on this site: Self Produced
Self Produced n/a
IMA + ATTO PLAIN IMA x ATTO PLAIN
Artist: IMA + ATTO PLAIN
Title: IMA x ATTO PLAIN
Label: Edgetone Records
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records
Jason Hoopes Year of the Snake
Artist: Jason Hoopes
Title: Year of the Snake
Label: New Edge
Label page on this site: New Edge
New Edge