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Organic Jazz Club Concert: "Jazz, Tango and Dance"

The Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Organic Jazz Club will present a concert, "Jazz, Tango, and Dance," on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 8:15pm at Lily Pad, Cambridge. Please come to the concert and enjoy and dance to our exuberant music! $10 cover. (www.minachojazz.com)

Hope to see you all there!

Musicians: –Mina Cho, Piano –George Lernis, Drums and Percussion –Do Young Kim, Bass –Vasileios Kostas, Laouto and Guitar –Shihai Li, Alto Saxophone –Elinor Speirs, Violin

1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Floyds Row - Workshop

Passim - School, Cambridge, MA

A British-American ensemble formed in Oxford (UK), Floyds Row has a developed into a folk-classical collective, pulling from early, folk, and classical idioms.

Floyds Row Live @ Club Passim

Club Passim, 47 Palmer St, Cambridge MA

A British-American ensemble formed in Oxford (UK), Floyds Row has a developed into a folk-classical collective, pulling from early, folk, and classical idioms.

"Musica Poetica" Featuring: the Greek Music Ensemble

Maliotis Cultural Center, 50 Goddard Ave, Brookline MA, 02445

The Greek Music Ensemble is proud to present a concert featuring "Greek Poetry Set to Music from the Ancient Times to the Present Day." Join us for a unique event celebrating Greek music and culture.

ISTANBUL ON THE CHARLES: A Jordan Hall Reunion

New Egland Concervatory's Jordan Hall, Gainsborough Street, Boston MA, 02215

A FREE concert extravaganza on a Friday night at Boston's historic and acoustically superb Jordan Hall with special appearances by, Anne Azema Beth Bahia Cohen Jerry Leake New England Drum and Winds Mehterhane

Directed by Robert Labaree and Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol

Join us on this very special and celebratory night where a large group of DUNYA collaborators will come together to perform a show not to be missed with highlights from past programs and CDs including, a variety of traditional Turkish musics, early European music, Greek and Jewish musics from the Ottoman period, Sufi music, Turkish pop music, and more...

Rebetika: The Blues of Greece

Onassis Cultural Center NY

An in-depth exploration of the musical tradition of Rebetika.

Musical Odyssey III: Manos and Mikis Live @ the Berklee Performance Center

Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA, 02215

This concert by the Greek Music Ensemble will feature the music of the two most important Greek composers of the 20th century, Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis. The performance will include multimedia, interactive moments where live sound blends with recorded speech, movie clips, and other resources related to the life and work of these two composers.

Both Hadjidakis and Theodorakis are internationally known figures, Hadjidakis partly due to his Oscar for his music in the movie Never on Sunday. The type of music that they have composed belongs to the genre generally called Greek art music of the 20th century. Much of this music uses lyrics that come from the greatest Greek poets of the century, including two Nobel laureates: Odysseus Elytis and Giorgos Seferis. Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

Fasil night

Faialense Sport Club, 1121 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Fasıl + Balık + Rakı eşliğinde şarkılar söyleyelim hep birlikte ! Uzuuun bir yazın ardından hasret giderelim sevdiklerimizle :) / Join us and experience Turkish classical and folk music in its most infectious form where audience interaction is expected!

Mehmet Ali Sanlikol: Ud ve Ses / ud and voice Mal Barsamian: Klarnet / clarinet George Lernis: Darbuka / percussion

Due to the Limited Space, we suggest you to mail your checks payable to DUNYA Organization 343 School Street, Belmont, MA 02478 in order to reserve your seats. You will get your reserved tickets @ the door.

$50 per person

Organic World Jazz

Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Hello friends. Please join on July 30th at 6:30PM at the Lily Pad and help us celebrate our first performance with the “World Organic Jazz” quartet. Our quartet will be performing original compositions as well as our own interpretations of Jazz standards. The band will feature: Mina Cho – piano, Do-young Kim – upright bass, Burcu Gulec – voice and George Lernis – drums/percussion. Hope to see you there.

Esthema Live at the Armory

Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA

Armory Soundproofing Benefit

Come join us at the Armory on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 7:30-10pm for the first benefit concert in a series to soundproof the Performance Hall!

35th Parallel will open the concert with their signature MediterrAsian sound, blending Middle Eastern, North Indian, North African, and Mediterranean influences. Prepare to be taken on a sinuous journey around the globe through the sounds of non-Western instruments.

Next up is Goli, a duo of misfit classical musicians who specialize in chamber music for the modern era. With an appetite for world music that has cut its teeth in rock bands, world folk ensembles, symphony orchestras and the occasional free improv outlet, Goli is wrestling with the universal subjects of death and getting laid while playing the cello and marimba. They are madly in love with tango, Bartok, red wine, and goat cheese.

Rounding out the night is Esthema, creating unique music by fusing progressive rock and jazz-fusion with the sounds of the traditional music of the Balkan region and the Near & Middle East. Their music brings together Eastern and Western influences, transcending musical genres and culture.

This will be the first benefit concert in a series to raise money for soundproofing the Armory Performance Hall. Based on the current circumstances, the Performance Hall can only host bands below a certain decibel level, which drastically restricts the musical acts we can invite to perform. Come out to help Arts at the Armory expand the musical acts we can bring to our stage and enable us to develop stronger community relations with our neighbors.

Advance ticket sales available, tickets are $15 at the door, and $12 for students.

We hope that you can come to the Armory to celebrate these diverse sounds and contribute to the soundproofing initiative! Doors open at 7:00 pm.

$15 at the door, and $12 for students

"Othello in the Seraglio" a coffee house opera

Smith College, Sweeney Concert Hall, Northampton, MA

a coffeehouse opera produced by Dunya

conceived and composed by Mehmet Ali Sanlikol

coffeehouse opera concept

developed by Robert Labaree

based on: The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare,

Un Capitano Moro (A Moorish Captain) by Giovanbattista Giraldi,

and K?zlara?as?'n?n Pi?i (The Bastard of the Chief Black Eunuch) by Resad Ekrem Ko?u

music from 16th and 17th century sources from Europe and Turkey arranged, with original music, by Mehmet Ali Sanl?kol

script by Robert Labaree and additional Turkish poetry by Mehmet Ali Sanl?kol

featuring, Meddah Hayali [ Max Sklar, a speaking role] : a traditional Ottoman coffeehouse storyteller S?mb?l A?a [ Mehmet Ali Sanl?kol, tenor] : an aged, retired chief black eunuch of the Ottoman court Suzan [ Camila Parias, soprano] : a European slave girl who becomes the wife of S?mb?l Frenk Mustafa [ Michael Barrett, baritone] : S?mb?l's aide, a former European slave Saadet [ Burcu G?le?, contralto]: Suzan's maid, a Turkish village woman trained in the palace and, Michael Barrett , lute, recorders * Beth Bahia Cohen , kemane (spike fiddle), violin, ?iftetelli (octave violin) * Burcu G?le? , kas?k (wooden spoons), parmak zili (finger cymbals), castanets * Robert Labaree , ?eng (Ottoman harp), voice * Carol Lewis , gamba * Steven Lundahl , sackbut, trumpet, recorders * Mehmet Ali Sanl?kol, ud (short-necked lute), ney (cane flute), zurna (double reed pipe) * Dan Stillman , sackbut, trumpet, dulcian * George Lernis and Bertram Lehmann , percussion: nekkare (small kettledrums),davul (bass drum), darbuka (hour glass shaped drum), bendir (frame drum), daire (frame drum with bells) , gongs , cymbals , talking drum, bombo and k?s (large kettledrums)

Free Age limit: All ages

"Othello in the Seraglio" a coffee house opera

Harvard University, Holden Chapel, Cambridge, MA

a coffeehouse opera produced by Dunya

conceived and composed by Mehmet Ali Sanlikol

coffeehouse opera concept

developed by Robert Labaree

based on: The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare,

Un Capitano Moro (A Moorish Captain) by Giovanbattista Giraldi,

and K?zlara?as?'n?n Pi?i (The Bastard of the Chief Black Eunuch) by Resad Ekrem Ko?u

music from 16th and 17th century sources from Europe and Turkey arranged, with original music, by Mehmet Ali Sanl?kol

script by Robert Labaree and additional Turkish poetry by Mehmet Ali Sanl?kol

featuring, Meddah Hayali [ Max Sklar, a speaking role] : a traditional Ottoman coffeehouse storyteller S?mb?l A?a [ Mehmet Ali Sanl?kol, tenor] : an aged, retired chief black eunuch of the Ottoman court Suzan [ Camila Parias, soprano] : a European slave girl who becomes the wife of S?mb?l Frenk Mustafa [ Michael Barrett, baritone] : S?mb?l's aide, a former European slave Saadet [ Burcu G?le?, contralto]: Suzan's maid, a Turkish village woman trained in the palace and, Michael Barrett , lute, recorders * Beth Bahia Cohen , kemane (spike fiddle), violin, ?iftetelli (octave violin) * Burcu G?le? , kas?k (wooden spoons), parmak zili (finger cymbals), castanets * Robert Labaree , ?eng (Ottoman harp), voice * Carol Lewis , gamba * Steven Lundahl , sackbut, trumpet, recorders * Mehmet Ali Sanl?kol, ud (short-necked lute), ney (cane flute), zurna (double reed pipe) * Dan Stillman , sackbut, trumpet, dulcian * George Lernis and Bertram Lehmann , percussion: nekkare (small kettledrums),davul (bass drum), darbuka (hour glass shaped drum), bendir (frame drum), daire (frame drum with bells) , gongs , cymbals , talking drum, bombo and k?s (large kettledrums)

$15 Age limit: All ages

"Othello in the Seraglio" a coffee house opera

New Egland Concervatory, Brown Hall, Boston, MA

a coffeehouse opera produced by Dunya

conceived and composed by Mehmet Ali Sanlikol

coffeehouse opera concept

developed by Robert Labaree

based on: The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare,

Un Capitano Moro (A Moorish Captain) by Giovanbattista Giraldi,

and K?zlara?as?'n?n Pi?i (The Bastard of the Chief Black Eunuch) by Resad Ekrem Ko?u

music from 16th and 17th century sources from Europe and Turkey arranged, with original music, by Mehmet Ali Sanl?kol

script by Robert Labaree and additional Turkish poetry by Mehmet Ali Sanl?kol

featuring, Meddah Hayali [ Max Sklar, a speaking role] : a traditional Ottoman coffeehouse storyteller S?mb?l A?a [ Mehmet Ali Sanl?kol, tenor] : an aged, retired chief black eunuch of the Ottoman court Suzan [ Camila Parias, soprano] : a European slave girl who becomes the wife of S?mb?l Frenk Mustafa [ Michael Barrett, baritone] : S?mb?l's aide, a former European slave Saadet [ Burcu G?le?, contralto]: Suzan's maid, a Turkish village woman trained in the palace and, Michael Barrett , lute, recorders * Beth Bahia Cohen , kemane (spike fiddle), violin, ?iftetelli (octave violin) * Burcu G?le? , kas?k (wooden spoons), parmak zili (finger cymbals), castanets * Robert Labaree , ?eng (Ottoman harp), voice * Carol Lewis , gamba * Steven Lundahl , sackbut, trumpet, recorders * Mehmet Ali Sanl?kol, ud (short-necked lute), ney (cane flute), zurna (double reed pipe) * Dan Stillman , sackbut, trumpet, dulcian * George Lernis and Bertram Lehmann , percussion: nekkare (small kettledrums),davul (bass drum), darbuka (hour glass shaped drum), bendir (frame drum), daire (frame drum with bells) , gongs , cymbals , talking drum, bombo and k?s (large kettledrums)

Free Age limit: All ages

Synavlis live at Beehive

Beehive, 541 Tremont St, Boston, MA

A Special program with selections from Asia Minor, Aegean Islands, Macedonian, Thracian and early Rebetiko Music. Free Admission

Free Age limit: 18+