Win Tickets ($20): Brothers of the Baladi @ The Blue Monk | World Music, Dance, Bellydance

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see the Brothers of the Baladi at The Blue Monk on Friday, March 29, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 29.

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From our sponsors:
Brothers of the Baladi @ The Blue MonkBrothers of the Baladi w/ Sedona Soulfire, Henna, NagaSita
March 29, 2013
9 p.m. | $10 | 21+
More info: www.baladi.com

The Blue Monk
3341 SE Belmont St Portland, OR 97214
(503) 595-0575 | More Info: www.thebluemonk.com

Brothers of the Baladi return to the stage on March 29th at the Blue Monk for a night of Wild World Music and Dance with Bellydance sets by ‘Miss Belly Dancer USA 2008’ Sedona Soulfire, plus the exotic Henna, and Tribal Nouveau dancer, NagaSita.

The band has been finishing up work on its 12th CD and the Brothers will perform music from that CD, Gravity of Love, favorites from their original catalog and traditional music from North Africa, Turkey, Armenia and other cultures.

The new release, due this summer, will include the Turkish classic “Mavi Mavi” and original titles “Peace is the Power,” “Donde Estan,” “All the Stories,” “Forbidden Fruit,” “Only You,” and the title cut, “Gravity of Love.” The music remains rooted in traditional world music sources, sung in English, Spanish and Turkish with a contemporary edge and American pop music influences but above all very Baladi.

Bandleader, vocalist and drummer Michael Beach has kept his band on the road all these years delighting audiences with his high energy Middle Eastern drumming on doumbek / Arabic tabla (traditional Middle Eastern drum) riq, def, bendir (frame drums), davul (folkloric drum) and mizmar and midjwiz (Middle Eastern reeded instruments). The lineup also includes J. Michael Kearsey on electric bass, Clark Salisbury on both acoustic and electric saz (Turkish strings), oud (Middle Eastern lute) and electric guitar and Ashbolt Stewart on drum kit, davul and doumbek.

” A sound that knows no borders “ LA Times

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15 Responses to Win Tickets ($20): Brothers of the Baladi @ The Blue Monk | World Music, Dance, Bellydance

  1. Snoopy March 25, 2013 at 19:27 #

    How fun would that be!!

  2. Bill W. March 26, 2013 at 11:48 #

    I love World Music and want to see this live.

  3. Nicole smith ryan March 26, 2013 at 17:23 #

    I love music

  4. Alex Robinson March 27, 2013 at 10:16 #

    Because every time you do, a puppy gets its wings

  5. Trevor church March 28, 2013 at 14:08 #

    I need to take someone on a date tomorrow and have no idea where to go. This could be good.

  6. Tammy March 28, 2013 at 14:30 #

    This would be a wonderful event to go to! I love Middle-Eastern music. :-)

  7. Linda Stone March 28, 2013 at 14:37 #

    sounds so fun – would love to win!

  8. Karen March 28, 2013 at 14:51 #

    Would love to take my boyfriend to this concert, it sounds wonderful!

  9. Stork Schlemiel March 28, 2013 at 14:54 #

    This is such an awesome group. I would love to win tickets.

  10. Frank Byers March 28, 2013 at 15:34 #

    My lady would like to go to a show where she can really DANCE.

  11. April Ruthie March 28, 2013 at 16:52 #

    white folks doing some north african jamming? seriously who would miss that?

  12. Scott March 28, 2013 at 20:53 #

    Sounds like a good time.

  13. Ralph March 29, 2013 at 12:02 #

    I’ve always wanted to experience a belly dance live

  14. lori nelson March 29, 2013 at 13:43 #

    I am going and would love to win free tickets. Saw these guys on Artbeat a while back and excited to see them live and in my face for the first time!!

  15. Justin March 29, 2013 at 18:01 #

    I’d love to win tickets because I just moved to Portland am try to check out as many events like this as I can.

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