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

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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.

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