The Grammy nominated, Portland, Oregon USA based Brothers of the Baladi have adapted traditional Middle Eastern music to create a new hybrid of World Music. The quartet combines traditional acoustic Middle Eastern instruments and songs with western instrumentation, exotic rhythms with familiar grooves and vocals in seven languages (Arabic, Turkish, Farsi, French, Spanish, Armenian and English) to create a unique and highly rhythmic dance music. The Brothers have been blazing World Music trails around the globe through their recordings and live shows for over three decades. Their shows are also available with the finest in Middle Eastern Dancers upon request.
" A sound that knows no borders " LA Times
Brothers of the Baladi reach across boundaries of culture and embrace music as a true language of peace and diplomacy. They are guaranteed to make any audience dance as well!
Brothers of the Baladi have 11 CDs distributed exclusively both in retail and digitally by Allegro Media. The band averages at 6000 downloads a month. As a member of Music Supervisor (LA, CA) their music has also been chosen for film and screen. Their music has been featured on TV's Lost (ABC), Sexual Healing (Showtime), Core Culture (USA Network) and their music on the documentary Holy Family of Egypt - Jesus in Egypt premiered in Cairo and is featured and heard by millions on The TBN Channel. In 2009 America Daily Program and radio stations all over the world nominated their A Time of Peace CD, for the Lifestyle Music Award / Best Holiday Album.
The Brothers' whole music catalog can also be heard on radio: XM, NPR Radio, Thom Hartmann's Air America and extensively on radio stations around the world.
Credits also include music for the Tony Award winning Oregon Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream and Comedy of Errors, live theater for Kismet and Inside Out's One, featured music for Quest of Immortality – Treasure of Ancient Egypt and soundtracks for over fifty Belly Dance videos.
They have shared the stage with Maria Muldaur, It's a Beautiful Day, The Mamas and the Papas, 3 Mustaphas 3, Leon Redbone, Paul Horn, The Lovemongers (Heart), Poi Dog Pondering and Zachary Richard to name a few, and have headlines a zillion colleges, festivals, concert halls and clubs all over The US, Canada and Europe.
" Infectiously danceable – will lure congregates to the floor, seats of chairs and even table tops " Artvoice Buffalo, NY
The Brothers are perfect for Festivals, Colleges, Weddings, Concerts, Performing Arts, Multi-Cultural Programs, Special Events, Noontime Shows and Music Workshops (Basic Ethnomusicology, demonstration and instruction on all the traditional instruments and Drumming!! Educational and exciting for Youth to Advanced levels).
They are the perfect wedding band because they take requests and play what you want: their Middle Eastern / World Music BUT they can also perform Reggae, Celtic & Rockin songs too.
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In addition to Portland, Brothers Of The Baladi will also travel to Beaverton, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Marylhurst, Clackamas, Aloha, Fairview, Gladstone, Gresham, West Linn, Camas, Troutdale, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Oregon City, Brush Prairie, Boring, Sherwood, Saint John, Wilsonville, Heisson, North Plains, Ridgefield, Washougal, Battle Ground, Corbett, Canby, Cornelius, Scappoose
and many other locations in and around the Portland area.
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