Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble

Friday - February, 01 @ 8:00pm

The Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble presents music from the richly varied contemporary and historic cultural traditions of the Middle East including Ottoman Turkish Classical compositions, rural Turkish folk and devotional songs, Arabic classical and folk music, and dance music from the Armenian and Turkish immigrant diasporas.

The Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble appears as a duo, trio and a quartet, and has performed at venues throughout New England, the East Coast and the Midwest, including prestigious institutions such as the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, Alwan for the Arts in NYC, and enjoyed the honor of being invited to perform at the 2009 Chicago Arabesque Festival. The Ensemble also performs with world renowned Armenian-American clarinet virtuoso Mal Barsamian and has shared the stage in Istanbul, Turkey with the Kemani Serkan Ensemble and the Rumeli Meyhane Fasil Ensemble.

Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble is Amos Libby (oud, vocals), Eric LaPerna (riqq, daff, tabla and nay), and Duncan Hardy {qanun}.

http://okbari.org/

Upcoming Events

Happy Hour with MATT MEYER

Thursday, March 21st

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Caroline Cotter & Heart Hunters

Thursday, March 21st

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Middle Eastern Dance night with Zapion & Friends

Thursday, March 21st

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Emmett Harrity

Friday, March 22nd

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Randy Roos and Urethane

Friday, March 22nd

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Sassquatch

Friday, March 22nd

10:00 PM - 11:59 PM

207-774-4111

650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Hours
Mon-Sat: 5PM-Close
Sun: 6PM-Close

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

Unless the show is ticketed we are always No Cover and we let you decide how much to Donate to the Musicians if you are so inclined.