Past Concerts 2017

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Gari Hegedus


  1. Gari Hegedus is one of the most accomplished string instruments player, both plucked & bowed, in the context of Balkan and Middle Eastern music in the country.


  2. Gari will present a rare evening of solo traditional and original music from Greece, Turkey & The Middle East, showcasing the distinctive voices of 4 Ouds.


  3. Gari is affiliated with some of the finest groups based in the S.F. Bay Area; Stellamara, Teslim, Janam, The Helladelics and The Qadim Ensemble. For more about Gari, check his website, www.garihegedus.com


  4. The first time Gari presented his Ouds, in a solo context, was back in 2012. Many of you asked for more. Here's your chance!

 

Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 7pm


Village Homes Community Center

2661 Portage Bay East, Davis, CA 95616

$15 in advance $18 at the door.


Info: 530-867-1032

or email info@timnatalmusic.com

Oud Stories

Solo Oud Recital

with Gari Hegedus

Saturday, April 22 at 7:00pm

Village Homes Community Center

2661 Portage Bay East, Davis, CA 95616

$15 in advance $18 at the door.

Info: 530-867-1032

or email info@timnatalmusic.com

AN EVENING OF ITALIAN/SICILIAN FOLK MUSIC


with Michela Musolino.

Michela Musolino


  1. Songstress Michela Musolino is known for her fiery and passionate interpretations of both traditional and contemporary  Sicilian Folk and Roots Music; Musolino’s vocals teem with emotion and enchant with a voice that seems to float between the ages. Her performances of Sicilian music take her around the U.S. and Europe. She has recorded in Rome, Prague, Polizzi Generosa and New York and has performed in Czech, Austria,  and Italy.


  2. Here in the US  she has sung in such landmark venues as St Mark’s Church in the Bowery, NYC; the Yale School of Music, New Haven; The Old Town School, Chicago and even on Broadway for director Doug Hughes’ stage reading of Tennessee Williams’ The Rose Tattoo.



Michela Musolino will present an evening of Sicilian Folk and Roots Music, accompanied by special guest,  acclaimed composer and accordion virtuoso, Fabio Turchetti, they’ll perform selections from their recent CD release , Terra Sangue  Mare. ( read the RootsWorld review here: http://www.rootsworld.com/reviews/mare-16.shtml


Turchetti  weaves traditional and contemporary melodies and world folk traditions around Musolino’s passionate and desire-filled voice.


Info about Michela Musolino https://michelamusolino.com/

 
Édessa


Édessa captures the passion and vitality at the heart of Balkan music. Using both traditional and modern instruments, Édessa performs in a variety of styles featuring long sets that interweave personal improvisation with traditional melodies, and swings with powerful old-world grooves.

 

Édessa draws on the rich cultural expressions of the southern Balkans. Their extensive repertoire includes music from Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Armenia, and Turkey, and music of the Balkan Roma (Gypsy). Having devoted decades to the study and performance of these traditions, the musicians in Édessa play with a deep understanding of the connection between music and dance, and of the power of this music for personal and collective expressions.

 

The sounds of the ensemble include the ancient and mesmerizing music of the zurna and davul, the lyrical and sweet music of the Greek islands, the haunting, trance-like pentatonic music of Epirus, and at the other end of the acoustic spectrum, the sizzling, contemporary Bulgarian fusion known simply as "wedding music".

 

Édessa is in constant demand for events ranging from a variety of ethnic events to American-style folk dancing. These include Kurdish wedding celebrations, Greek glendia (festivals), Rom (Gypsy) spring celebrations, Armenian parties, Bulgarian national holidays, and folkdance workshops, dances, camps and festivals. Édessa travels nationally and internationally.

 

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:00pm

Village Homes Community Center

2661 Portage Bay East, Davis, CA 95616

$15 in advance $18 at the door.

Info: 530-867-1032

or email info@timnatalmusic.com

An Evening of Balkan Music with Edessa Featuring Turkish guest vocalist Ezgi Kurt


Édessa, legendary Balkan band from the Bay area, primarily recognized by the Folk dancers circuit. The group was formed in the 1990s.

Saturday July 8, 2017 at 7:00PM

Village Homes Community Center

2661 Portage Bay East, Davis, CA. 95616

$15 in advance, $18 at the door

info: 530-867-1032

or email:  info@timnatalmusic.com

An Evening of Balkan Music with


Eva Salina & Peter Stan

Eva Salina


Eva Salina is a renowned singer, interpreter, and teacher of traditional and traditionally-based Balkan music.  Nurtured through years of mentorship by some of the greatest living Balkan musicians, Eva has devoted her life to the longevity and evolution of East European musical traditions. Eva’s rich, supple voice moves effortlessly through the intricate and demanding expression inherent in Romani songs, intertwining vintage pop sounds with her singular interpretations. Eva is a 2012 OneBeat Fellow, a 2015 NYFA Fellow in Folk/Traditional Arts, and a 2016 OneBeat Istanbul Fellow; she is also an experienced, devoted educator and an in-demand vocal instructor and consultant, working internationally with singers of all levels of experience.


 

Eva Salina is a well established singer/interpreter of Balkan music based in New York (a Santa Cruz native). Peter is a Romani Accordion player from Serbia based in New York. They have been working together as a Duo since the release of Eva's latest album, "LEMA LEMA: EVA SALINA SINGS ŠABAN BAJRAMOVIĆ" which was released in 2016

Peter “Perica” Stan is a Serbian/Romanian Romani accordionist known equally for his playfulness and innovation as he is for his undeniably soulful, intuitive improvisations.  Thirty years working as a freelance musician in New York City have broadened the spectrum of his musical influences far beyond his direct cultural heritage, so you never know what Peter will coax out of his instrument, what story he will weave—each song different, every time.


Together, Eva and Peter draw on a strong musical friendship, the diversity of their creative professional experiences, and their shared love of Balkan Romani music, creating a welcoming space where joy and sorrow seamlessly coexist. In their performance, mournful ballads nestle gently among songs of celebration, bringing the listener on a journey that encapsulates both the beauty and the complexity of daily life.


Eva Salina & Peter Stan are currently recording their first duo album, to be released in 2017.

Gari Hegedus & Faisal Zedan,


long time collaborators and exceptional musicians, presenting an evening of contemporary and traditional Greek, Turkish, Azeri music and original compositions  based on Makam modal system. 


Joined by Elana Brutman on sympathetic string Lyra, with special guest Ezgi Kurt, incredible Turkish singer.

October 1, 2017 at 7pm


Village Homes Community Center

2661 Portage Bay East, Davis, CA. 95616

$15 in advance, $18 at the door

info: 530-867-1032

or email:  info@timnatalmusic.com

   An Evening of Turkish, Greek & Azeri Music


Gari Hegedus

on oud, tarhu, saz laouto &  lavta

 

Faisal Zedan

on percussion

 

Elana Brutman

on lyra

 

Ezgi Kurt

vocals