Egyptian musician & folk dancer Karim Nagi dispenses with all exoticism. Has has used his Arab percussion to get people dancing, clapping, chanting, and absorbed in real Arab culture. A former N.E.C. faculty member, Nagi has recorded 13 CDs, 6 DVDs, 9 Music Videos, and tours Asia & Europe yearly.
Tibetan folk, pop and contemporary music played by Tibetan musicians and led by singer and dranyen (lute) player, Younden, trained at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala, India.
The Street Holler Serenade is an after school club at SHS which has been inspired by Honk fest, taking back public space, and street performing in general. One thing that makes our group different is that we aim to include electric guitars and basses by using portable battery powered amplifiers
Santosha is a Boston area based Kirtan band that leads meditational music, using call and response chanting in Sanskrit and English. Santosha creates original compositions and arrangements of transitional chants. Members include Naomi Edelman (Lead vocals and harmonium), Paul Erlich (guitar), Alison Dagger (flute), Lauren Calista (backup vocals and drum) and Emily Jawadekar (back up vocals and kartals). Santosha's music is a spiritual experience that will help you let go of your every day struggles, and provide you with a beautiful and enlightening meditational practice to feel energized and renewed.
The Wicked Hangin Chads is a musical experiment gone awry. What started as a band made up for a home-made play has turned into a full-fledged sensory experience. Spanning a wide spectrum of musical styles from Reggae and Ska to Alternative and Psychedelic Rock the band fuses Vedic philosophy with electric groove music to tantalize the ears and energize the body.
The band’s lineup to date consists of Rick Chadwick, vocals and guitar; Celia Markey, vocals and keys; Cole Chadwick, vocals and drums; Jafar Manselle, percussion; Taylor Migner, trumpet; Gabe Weiss, bass; and Hitomi Taguchi, trumpet.
Opposite People is an afrobeat/funk/world music dance band from Boston. We specialize in performing at outdoor, community events around the Boston area, including numerous appearances at the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade, Wake Up the Earth Festival, Hyde Park Traffic Jam, Somerville Porchfest, Roslindale Farmer’s Market, Egleston Square and East Somerville Main Streets, and many more.
Music of a Communist Nature
8-member post-menopausal women's Brazilian percussion and vocal ensemble.
SheBoom began in January, 2010 as a Brazilian drumming class that was meant to last four weeks. Four weeks turned into a few months, then stretched out over the summer and beyond. We meet once a week to compose, practice, and learn new rhythms and beats from our teacher, master Brazilian drummer Marcus Santos. Sheboom includes Janet Axelrod (surdo), Lesley Bannatyne (surdo), Candyce Dostert (conga), Lisa Doyle (snare), Janine Fay (agogo), Deb Pacini (snare), Julie Schneider (repique), Adria Steinberg (surdo).
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
• Kenny Kozol - zabumba bass drum
VIDEO of Forró Zabumbeca at JOHNNY D's last September:
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We are a group of close friends who love to sing and pick down some old country, americana, and folks music. Come on over for a good old fashioned time!