Middle Eastern Dance Night with Rakibian & Friends

Thursday - September, 03 @ 7:00pm

Middle Eastern music and dance with Ensemble Rakibian and friends.
Ensemble Rakibian is a Maine based Middle Eastern music collective that specializes in Turkish, Arabic and Armenian music from the folk, art and Sufi traditions. Led by oud, nay, cura saz player and percussionist, Eric LaPerna, the group also features violinist, Michael Gallant; guitarist Jeremey Zela and percussionist, Doug Andrews, as well as other talented musicians from Maine's Middle Eastern music community.

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650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Mon: 5PM-11PM
Tues: 6PM-12AM
Wed: 5PM-12AM
Thurs: 5PM-12AM
Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
Sun: 4PM-10PM

Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.

We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.