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!
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:
12/19 – Arabic with Ritim Egzotik
12/26 – No Music
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)