Entering thru the cellar door sounded too elegant, thus we found another way. An eclectic mix of brazilian, spanish, and classic rock music. All covers for all lovers.
Somerville's first post-menopausal percussion and vocal ensemble. Lesley Bannatyne, Janet Axelrod, Adria Steinberg, surdo; Julie Schneider, repique, Deb Pacini, snare & small percussion; Lisa Doyle, snare & conga; Candyce Dostert, conga; Janine Fay, agogo. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC95-xuBt6cHx7xNCkkrl_7w
We perform a fusion of Bollywood, Classic Rock, Blues and Indian classical music.
Jorge Arce and his group, Raiz de Plena, features Comparsa Boricua with Bomba music and dancers, stilt walkers, and masqueraders in parades with a Carnival flavor. Their traditional plena music concerts include percussion, trumpets and trombones, and audience participation in the form of lots of call-and-response chants!
Boston-based Afropop group Kina Zoré commands the dance floor with earthy-yet-electric African rhythms that echo from frontman Helder Tsinine’s hometown of Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. Shortly after moving to Boston to attend Berklee, Tsinine formed Kina Zoré (the band is named after a Mozambican, traditional, celebratory dance) to share some of his songs and stories of his life in Mozambique.
BBB (Boston Bhoepa Band) evolved with an aspiration to explore and experience Tibetan songs and melodies via various western musical genres. BBB aims to present the best blended waves and sounds of the trans-Himalayan tunes and melodies to the audience of Boston and the World. Let there be 'light' and 'music'.
FORRÓ ZABUMBECA plays dance music from the Northeast of Brazil using all the latest technology: 8-bass button accordion, rustic fiddle, 7-string acoustic guitar, zabumba bass drum, & one large triangle.
Join us on our FAVORITE PORCH for an energetic set of traditional and original forró! -- Bring you're dancing shoes!
• Paddy League - 8-bass button accordion, rustic fiddle & vocal
• Adam Bahrami - 7-string guitar
• Catherine Bent - triangle
• Gustavo Ramanzini - zabumba bass drum
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Blossoming from the Slavic heart of Greater Boston, the Somerville Symphony Orkestar is an all-original Eastern European Punk Funk band. Formed in 2009, the SSO has been constantly gaining notice from many of the music scenes in and around New England. With the success of their first album, the SSO has opened for such bands as the Rebirth Brass Band, the Stepkids, and Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis. They’ve also made their mark as one of the organizers of the yearly Balkan Soul Fest in Somerville, MA and have also performed at many of New England’s other festivals including Jerry Jam, Boston’s First Night, and the Somerville Artbeat Festival
Drzewa (Polish for "trees") play improvisations inspired by traditional Siberian music and psychedelic rock.