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George Maamari from Allentown

world_oud09Arabic Coffee Hour at Bloomsburg University. An informal presentation by
father and son against keyboard drumbeats and samples.

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Espiritu Andino

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Photo by Jeremy dePrisco

Another Andean pan pipe group similar to Agua Clara. This was at the Bloomsburg Fair in 2008.

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Kabile Bitov

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Photo by Jeremy dePrisco

Traditional Bulgarian wedding band, performing at Bloomsburg’s Milk
Parlour Ballroom.

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Jalsa (Ustad Kadar Khan)

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Photo by Jeremy dePrisco (from the mixing board)

Ustad Kadar Khan and company at 2008’s Jalsa celebration at Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble.

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Taranta Power

world_italy_2008_0621_225037AAOn the beach in Positano, Italy 2008.

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Agua Clara

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Photo by Jeremy dePrisco

Many years at the Bloomsburg Fair we have seen a great Andean folk group Agua Clara. They play pan-pipe music with a distinctive sound best heard in an open environment like this.

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KAL (Roma musicians)

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Photo by Jeremy dePrisco

Roma musicians, KAL, from Serbia played an energetic session at the Milk Parlour Ballroom. The group’s name, KAL means “Black” in the Gypsy (or more properly Rom) language. The group performs high-energy dance music for all generations drawing from a number of Eastern European traditions, Balkan blues and modern rock. The lighting in the barn is conducive to forgetting about the outside world and transporting you to another place and time, but not so much for my digital camera. Use your imagination.

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Nandini Sengupta

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Photo by Jeremy dePrisco

Bangladesh Night  – Bloomsburg University, PA
Nandini performs at most of the events held by the Bengal Assoc of Bloomsburg (BABA). She specializes in Tagore song which often features nature and spiritual themes. Nandini is working on her debut CD at Mothership Studios.

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Stan Merzanis – Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA

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Photo by Jeremy dePrisco

We met Stan during the premiere of one of the Whitaker’s IMAX movies about Greece. The movie was sold out, but we got to meet Stan and talked with him about music a bit. He was very cordial and willing to talk about his experiences as a musician. Here he is playing the oud.

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Tibetan Monks of Drepung Loseling Institute, Harrisburg PA

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Photo by Jeremy dePrisco

This picture was taken during the closing of the Mandala ceremony where the sand from the sand mandala is poured into the Susquehanna River. The procession of onlookers and monks is accompanied by the baying of trumpets and clamor of cymbals. Dumping the sand into the river represents impermanence and the cycle of all things.