Category: Live music

Balkan Mondays: Cafe Aegean + Balkan Jam

Balkan Mondays on December 2nd will feature Cafe Aegean followed by a Balkan Jam.

Cafe Aegean performs early 20th century Greek and Turkish music.
Jenny Luna – voice, percussion
Aya Safiya – voice, violin
Tano Brock – clarinet
Adam Good – oud
Nezih Antakli – percussion
Lauren Jeanette – dance
Lauren Marie Robbiani – dance

Jennifer Grout from Arabs Got Talent at BMH

Jennifer and her “takht” ensemble will be performing a variety of Tarab music within the repertoire of classical female Egyptian vocalists, including Oum Kalthoum, Asmahan, Souad Mohammed, and more.

Tuesday November 12, 2019
8:00pm – Jennifer Grout
9:00pm – Open Jam Session
Admission: $10
Doors at 7:30pm

Microaggressions at BMH

October 26, 2019

Microaggressions: Arab American repertoire for electric guitar and takht.

8:00pm – Microaggressions
9:00pm – Open Jam Session
Admission: $10
Doors at 7:30pm

In this concert, Microaggressions will be building on the momentum of its last genre-bending set at Sisters, presenting faithful, if amplified, renditions of Arab classics by composers such as Balegh Hamdi and Sayyed Makawi alongside non-Arab works by composers as diverse as Aram Khachaturian and Erik Satie. Most enticingly, this Microaggressions show will feature the premiere of what the group is calling the “Wasla from Hell,” an extensive suite that juxtaposes melodies by the venerated Arab masters Mohammed Abdl Wahab, Farid Al Atrash, and Mohammed Qasabgi with metal and proto-metal riffs by Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Slayer.

Josh Farrar – electric guitars
Sprocket Royer – bass
Johnny Farraj – percussion
Gilbert Mansour – percussion
Philip Mayer – percussion

Bahloul & Friends at BMH


Bahloul is a musician, poet, and artist. He was born in Syria in 1983, and currently lives in America and works and teaches as a clinical psychiatrist. His debut music album “Talassus Voyeur” by db Realms Productions was dropped in June 2019.

The songs tell stories of identity, belonging, love, triumphs and defeats. English translations to the lyrics will be projected during the show. The music is Arabic fusion with different moods.

8:00pm – Bahloul & Friends
9:00pm – Open Jam Session
Admission: $10
Doors at 7:30pm