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The Brooklyn Oryantal Parti at Drom!

Presented by Layla Isis & Mariyah and The NY Gypsyfest!

The Brooklyn Oryantal Parti is an exciting new collaboration between NYC’s thriving bellydance community and renowned world musicians. Here to bring you an night of exhilarating live music and dance from the Middle-East and the Mediterranean. Join the party and get up and dance with us on September 21st, 7pm at DROM NYC!

The BOP kick-off party will feature the musical talents of Souren Baronian, Robert Bogosian, and Mal Stein, with dance performances by Dalia Carella, Irina Akulenko, Cesar Madera, Mariyah and Layla Isis!

Tickets: $12 in advance, $18 at the door
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1230185
www.nygypsyfest.com

About the band:
Souren Baronian and Taksim come to the Brooklyn Oryantal Parti!
Fusing traditional instrumentation with Middle Easterm rhythms, a jazz vocabulary and bebop sensibilities, Taksim is a hybrid of Baronian’s ethnic Armenian heritage and jazz idioms of his New York upbringing. The sound of his band is truly unique, applying a jazz vocabulary and the bebop sensibility of Charlie Parker and Lester Young to Middle Eastern rhythms on traditional instruments such as the oud, kaval, dubek, G-clarinet and dumbek. Taksim has performed in most of the city’s major jazz clubs, have toured Europe extensively, and appeared at the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Jazz Festival.
Featuring Souren (clarinet), Robert Bogosian (oud), Mal Stein (percussion)

About the organizers:
The Brooklyn Oryantal Parti is the new creation of renowned Brooklyn based bellydancers Layla Isis and Mariyah. The duo are co-founders of Entelechy Dance Theatre and Infinity Bellydance, as well long-time members of The Dalia Carella Dance Collective, Zikrayat, and more. In addition to their thriving solo careers in the Middle Eastern dance world, Mariyah and Layla have collaborated in countless theatrical productions, instructional and performance DVDs and taught workshops around the world . Notable credits include Lincoln Center, Town Hall, United Nations, The Bellydance Superstars, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, Dr. Oz, HBO’s Vinyl, and Sex and The City 2. For more information, please visit their websites:
Layla Isis: www.laylaisis.com
Mariyah: www.bellydancernewyork.com