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Catch Ritim Egzotik at Zaatar Middle Eastern Music Showcase!

Please join us on this unique weekly expedition to the wonderful sounds and tastes of the Middle East!

LIVE MUSIC every week from 6:30 to 8:30pm

THIS SATURDAY, December 19: Ritim Egzotik Akustik Trio with David Reihs on Arabic tuned accordion, Brett Pitner on oud and Dave Kelsay on Egyptian tablah.

Ritim Egzotik brings the fascinating melodies and exciting rhythms of epic mid east music of the 20th century, using traditional and modern instruments. The ensemble first appeared on the Portland Belly Dance scene in 2010 and their passion for Arabic and Turkish music is seen in their live performances, often with fantastic belly dancers, for whom this fantastic music was composed. Ritim Egzotik draws heavily from the ‘Golden Era’ of Egyptian and Turkish music, Popular from the 1930’s though the 1970’s, and also the folkloric and classical forms of this region. Ritim Egzotik performs with the top local and international Middle Eastern Dance Artists at festivals, concerts, clubs, and private parties in the Pacific Northwest.

Zaatar Lebanese Cuisine
1037 NW Flanders – Portland, Oregon
Reservations: (503) 477-8237

No Cover Charge!

www.zaatarnw.comwww.facebook.com/zaatarnw

Throughout history, Lebanon has been an international crossroads of trade and culture. In this spirit, each Saturday Zaatar Lebanese Cuisine is proud to present music from a Middle Eastern culture, including Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Greek and Algerian nights. Please join us on this unique weekly expedition to the wonderful sounds and tastes of the Middle East! Join our page to receive updates on upcoming great music!

Upcoming Schedule of Zaatar Performers:

December
12/19 – Arabic with Ritim Egzotik
12/26 – No Music

January
1/2 – No Music
1/9 – Greek with Brett and Maria
1/16 – Arabic Meets Jazz – Ritim Egzotik Trio
1/23 – Greek with Brett and Maria
1/30 – Arabic and Turkish with Ritim Egzotik (traditional setting)

The Casbah Raqs November featuring Darshan

Come join Ritim Egzotik for another THE CASBAH RAQS as they perform their take on classic Arabic and Turkish music with a variety of area Belly Dancers in the wonderful Mississippi Pizza Music Room.

Our featured dancer for November is one of Portland’s all-time great belly dancers, brimming with grace, beauty, versatility and power. Please join us as we welcome….

Darshan!

www.darshandances.com

Plus dancing by …

Kalila
Jeathena
Jo Noura
Suelieka

This is a family friendly community show that encourages participation of all levels and ages of dancers and all manner of audience members – kids to grandparents! There is also a new show format, so there will be plenty of open dance time for the audience.

Saturday, November 7th, 2015, 6-8pm
EARLY SHOW – ALL AGES
Free Show with $5 -$10 suggested donation, no one turned away!

Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 288-3231

JOIN US AGAIN AT ZAATAR THIS SATURDAY! GREAT FOOD, DANCING AND LIVE MIDDLE EASTERN MUSIC

This Saturday the Ritim Egzotik Trio (David, Brett and Jason) will be playing our music in an intimate dining setting at Zaatar, a fine Lebanese restaurant in the Pearl District of Portland. Please join us on this unique weekly expedition to the wonderful sounds and tastes of the Middle East! This show Ritim Egzotik will be joined by Henna.

Zaatar Lebanese Cuisine
1037 NW Flanders – Portland, Oregon
Reservations: (503) 477-8237
No Cover Charge
www.zaatarnw.comwww.facebook.com/zaatarnw

The Casbah Raqs with Cassandra Rose – Saturday, September 5th

 

Join Mid East ensemble Ritim Egzotik again for another, THE CASBAH RAQS, as they perform their take on classic Arabic and Turkish music with a variety of area Belly Dancers in the wonderful Mississippi Pizza Music Room.

Our Featured Dancer for September is…
CASANDRA ROSE!
www.cassandrabellydance.com

Plus dancing by …
Jewels Bellydancer: www.Jewelsdances.com
Katie Thompson
Morgan Fay: https://morganfaybellydance.wordpress.com/about/
Azella Mae

The Casbah Raqs - September

Join us this Saturday at Zaatar for great food, dancing and live middle eastern music

This Saturday the Ritim guys are excited to be playing our music in an intimate dining setting at Zaatar, a fine Lebanese restaurant in the Pearl District of Portland. Please join us on this unique weekly expedition to the wonderful sounds and tastes of the Middle East! This show Ritim Egzotik will be joined by Henna.

Zaatar Lebanese Cuisine
1037 NW Flanders – Portland, Oregon
Reservations: (503) 477-8237
No Cover Charge
www.zaatarnw.comwww.facebook.com/zaatarnw

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THE CASBAH RAQS* this month goes FUSION and TRIBAL !

tcr_poster_aug_2015_mdJoin Ritim Egzotik for a special Fusion and Tribal Belly Dance show. They’ll perform some fun new stuff for this night, plus their regular take on classic Arabic and Turkish music with a variety of area Belly Dancers in the wonderful Mississippi Pizza Music Room.

Our Featured Dancer for August is
ASHLEY LOPEZ!
www.ashleylopez.com

Plus dancing by:

Nagamani: Lorraine Hanson And Joanna Caselli
Lorraine Hanson: http://www.rainpotion.com/

Kali Lila of The Marrissa Mission:
http://www.marissamission.org/the-troupes.html

Janelle Jackson: www.facebook.com/janelle.jackson.906?ref=br_rs

Colleen: www.facebook.com/colleenthebellydancer

*The Casbah Raqs is our new name! Raqs means ‘dance’ in Arabic and the change reflects our desire for cultural accuracy. It also retains the cool Clash reference!

This is a family friendly community show that encourages participation of all levels and ages of dancers. There is also a new show format, so there will be plenty of open dance time for the audience.

Saturday, August 1st, 2015, 6-8pm
EARLY SHOW – ALL AGES
Free Show with $5 suggested donation, no one turned away!

Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 288-3231

Event facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/832325536854928/

Raq the Casbah June with Sedona Soulfire

Raq the Casbah JuneTime for another fun filled Raq the Casbah our family-friendly community show that encourages participation of all levels and ages of dancers. There is also a new streamlined show format, so there will be plenty of open dance time for the audience. So come join us as we perform our take on classic Arabic and Turkish music with a variety of area Belly Dancers in the wonderful Mississippi Pizza Music Room. Remember, this is an all ages show with no cover charge (just a suggested donation). Grab some pizza for dinner and enjoy the show.

Our Featured Dancer for June is… SEDONA SOULFIRE!
www.sedonasoulfire.com/

Plus dancing by Efemerah, Latifa, Rakiya and YOU!

Saturday, June 6th, 2015, 6-8pm

EARLY SHOW – ALL AGES

Free Show with $5 suggested donation, no one turned away!

Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 288-3231

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Raq the Casbah, New Year’s Edition this Saturday

I hope you can join us this weekend as we perform for a bevy of beautiful bellydancers including the fabulous Henna! This Saturday at Mississippi Pizza Pub

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New Recordings!

Ritim Egzotik is excited to release our first studio recordings, ‘Egyptian Favorites’, which includes 4 tracks of classic Egyptian belly dance music gone progressive rock. Western instrumentation and interpretation of the epic compositions Lylet Hob and Alf Layla Wa Layla along with pop numbers Al Mushrabiya and medley Nebtidi Minen El Hekaya Part 2/Guitar El Sharq rock hard while remaining true to the authentic scales and rhythms. ‘Egyptian Favorites’ is now available online and are offered at no charge. However, if you like what you hear please consider supporting our musical work and education with a donation located on the download page. We hope you enjoy!

 New recordings

Belly dance artist Valerick Molinary in Portland, November 8th & 9th

International Belly Dance superstar Valerick Molinary visits Portland on November 8th and 9th and Ritim Egzotik has the honor of playing for her in a stellar show on Saturday the 8th. Rounding out the bill are NW Belly Dance greats Ruby Beh and Henna in the intimate setting of the Mississippi Pizza Music Room. The band will also play lots of Arabic, Turkish and Greek dance music for the audience to enjoy. Valerick’s dancing has been taking the world by storm, this is MUST SEE show!

Saturday, November 8th, 9pm-12am

Admission is only $10 at the door. Over 21 only.

Mississippi Pizza Music Room
3552 N. Mississippi Ave,
Portland, Oregon 97227
(503) 288-3231

Below is a sample of Valerick in action. Don’t miss it!


Valerick: www.valerickmolinary.com

Ruby Beh: www.BigFunBellyDance.com

Henna: www.HennaDances.com

facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/ 751708631568418

 

Valerick Workshops

Check out the Valerick Molinary workshops on Saturday November 8th and 9th. Dancers in the workshops get the show for only $5! www.facebook.com/events/ 695762950485415/