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Past Performances

Sat -
Feb
06,
2016
The Casbah Raqs with Elena Villa Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR   97227
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THE CASBAH RAQS wih Elena Villa!

Join Mid East ensemble Ritim Egzotik for 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 is another Oregon classic! Brought up dancing in the California Belly Dance scene of the '70's, her fusion of Mid East dance and Flamenco has delighted Oregon audiences for many years. Please help us welcome...

Elena Villa!!
www.elenavilladanza.net

Plus dancing by ...
Rakiya
Jewels
Amy
and Gypsy Heart Tribal!

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

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

Sat -
Jan
02,
2016
The Casbah Raqs with Claudia Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR   97227
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THE CASBAH RAQS wih Claudia!

Join Mid East ensemble Ritim Egzotik for 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 is an amazingly passionate and energetic Portland classic, please join us as we welcome....

Claudia!

www.ClaudiaBellyDance.com

Plus dancing by ...
Alexis
Kisa
Elinore

*This month's show has a capacity of 40 audience members because of construction. Please arrive early to gaurantee your seat!

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, January 2nd, 2015, 6-8pm
EARLY SHOW - ALL AGES
Free Show with $5 -$10 suggested donation, no one turned away!

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

Sat -
Dec
19,
2015
Zaatar Middle Eastern Music Showcase Zaatar Lebanese Cuisine
1037 NW Flanders
Portland, Oregon   97209
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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.

Sun -
Dec
13,
2015
Raqs Ayana Shimmy Wonderland Hafla Hipbone Studio
1847 E Burnside St #104
Portland, OR   97214
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shimmy_hafla_posterJoin Raqs Ayana, Ritim Egzotik, and our students for a fun evening of Middle Eastern music and dance.Raqs Ayana students have been working hard all year and are ready to share their dances with you!

Live music to get your hips dropping provided by Ritim Egzotik. Light refreshments will also be available.

Dec. 13, 2015 (SUN)
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
$10 (cash or card at the door) - kids under 12 are free!

HipBone Studio
1847 E Burnside St #104
Portland, OR 97214

Proceeds will be donated to the Clackamas Women's Services.

Sat -
Dec
05,
2015
The Casbah Raqs with Sabine Missippi Pizza Pub
3552 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland, Oregon   97227
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Our featured dancer is an amazing sword dancer in the American tribal fuision style. All the way from Eugene, please join us as we welcome....

Sabine!
www.sabinedance.com

Plus dancing by ...
Mystique
Efemerah
Chandni
Souzana (Eugene)

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, December 5th, 2015, 6-8pm
EARLY SHOW - ALL AGES
Free Show with $5 -$10 suggested donation, no one turned away!
NOTE: Unfortunately the room in limited to 49 people so get there early!

Sat -
Dec
05,
2015
The White Castle Presents: the December Music Showcase The White Castle
635 NE Going Street
Portland, OR
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Featuring 3 bands:
Moving the Mountian- at 9pm
Ritim Egzotik- at 10pm
The Sextet- at 11pm

Moving the Mountain is a unique duo, featuring multi-layerd, rhythmicaly driven instrumental compositions by Philip Wiseman on Guitars, accompanied by Dave Kelsay on Drums.
https://www.facebook.com/Moving-the-Mountain-1565563953703939/

The Sextet is new to Portland's vibrant music scene, and is already emerging as a new favorite six-peice funk band! The Sextet's musical repertoire consists of compositions by Robert Castillo on Bass, and features Morgan Quinn and James Lawrence Andrews on Saxaphones in addition to Jared Henkin on Trumpet. Guitarist Ryan Swan and Drummer Dave Kelsay complete the lineup.
https://www.facebook.com/TheSextet/?fref=ts

For those of you who don't know, The White Castle is an incredible place to check out bands SO, we hope you'll join the party!
The White Castle Presents: the December Music Showcase
635 NE going st.
Saturday, December 5th 8pm
music at 9pm

Sat -
Nov
21,
2015
Zaatar Mid East Music Showcase Zaatar Lebanese Cuisine
1037 NW Flanders
Portland, OR   97209
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Ritim Egzotik Akustik Trio with David Reihs on Arabic tuned accordion, Brett Pitner on oud and Dave Kelsay on Egyptian tablah.

Zaatar Lebanese Cuisine
1037 NW Flanders - Portland, Oregon
Reservations: (503) 477-8237
No Cover Charge!

www.zaatarnw.com - www.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:

November
11/28 - Greek Night with Brett and Maria

December
12/5 - Persian with Bobak Salehi
12/12 - Arabic with Ritim Egzotik
12/19 - Greek with Brett and Maria
12/26 - No Music

January
1/2 - No Music
1/9 - Greek with Brett and Maria
1/16 - Arabic with Ritim Egzotik
1/23 - Greek with Brett and Maria
1/30 - TBA

Sat -
Nov
07,
2015
The Casbah Raqs with Darshan Missippi Pizza Pub
3552 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland, Oregon   97227
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Join Mid East ensemble Ritim Egzotik for 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.

This month's featured dancer is...
Darshan

Also dancing:
Kalila
Jeathena
Jo Noura
Sueleika

This is a family friendly community show that encourages participation of all levels and ages of dancers. There will be plenty of open dance time for the audience too.

EARLY SHOW - ALL AGES
Free Show with $5 suggested donation, no one turned away!

Sat -
Oct
10,
2015
Zaatar Middle Eastern Music Showcase Zaatar Fine Lebanese Cuisine
1037 NW Flanders
Portland, OR   97209
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Throughout history, Lebanon has been a crossroads of middle eastern culture, music and cuisine. At Zaatar, visitors will find the spirit of this crossroads in Portland's Pearl District. You are invited!!!

Zaatar Lebanese Cuisine
1037 NW Flanders - Portland, Oregon
Reservations: (503) 477-8237
No Cover Charge

Join the Ritim Eqzotik Trio at this fine restaurant for a wonderful "late Summer" evening of Arabic and Turkish music, dance, great food and good times. This show is one in a series of unique weekly expeditions to the wonderful sounds and tastes of the Middle East! For more information go to www.zaatarnw.com or www.facebook.com/zaatarnw.

Sat -
Oct
03,
2015
The Casbah Raqs featuring Violetta Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR   97227
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Join Mid East ensemble Ritim Egzotik for 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 October is...

VIOLETTA!
www.ViolettaBellydance.com

Plus dancing by ...
Emilie Lauren: http://emiliedances.com/
Lilah Z: http://www.portlandbellydance.com/
Latifa
Rakiya

This is a family friendly community show that encourages participation of all levels and ages of dancers. There will be plenty of open dance time for the audience too.

EARLY SHOW - ALL AGES
Free Show with $5 suggested donation, no one turned away!

 

Thu -
Sep
17,
2015
The Village Gardens Farmer’s Market Village Gardens Farmers Market
4632 N. Trenton
Portland, OR   97203
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Residents of north Portland and St. John's won't wanna miss this great chance to check out Ritim Egzotik's Middle-Eastern sound, close to home! And if you're into shopping local, of course, there will be plenty of great vendors to visit!
Thursday September 17th, 5-7 pm
http://villagegardens.org/farmers-market/

Wed -
Sep
16,
2015
People’s Food Co-op Harvest Festival People's Coop
3029 SE 21st Ave
Portland, OR   97202
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As Fall time begins to set in, take advantage of the chance to get back to your roots... Like carrots, turnips and parsnips! Enjoy some sounds of the Middle-East while you grab some delicious local northwestern groceries! Support our local farmers, and musicians too!!!
September 16th, 6-8pm, no cover!
http://www.peoples.coop

Sat -
Sep
12,
2015
Zaatar Middle Eastern Music Showcase Zaatar Fine Lebanese Cuisine
1037 NW Flanders
Portland, OR   97209
more details

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

Zaatar Lebanese Cuisine
1037 NW Flanders - Portland, Oregon
Reservations: (503) 477-8237
No Cover Charge

www.zaatarnw.com - www.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!

Sat -
Sep
05,
2015
THE CASBAH RAQS with Cassandra Rose! Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N. Mississippi Avenue
Portland   97227
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THE CASBAH RAQS wih Cassandra Rose!

Join Mid East ensemble Ritim Egzotik for 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

Also dancing:
Jewels
Morgan
Angela
Katie

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, 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

Event facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/521427468007761/

Ritim Egzotik brings the fascinating melodies and exciting rhythms of epic mid east music of the 20th century, using traditional and modern instruments.

*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 hip Clash reference! So, 'The Casbah Dance'...

Sat -
Aug
29,
2015
Ritim Egzotik at PSU Farmer’s Market Portland Farmers Market at PSU
Portland Farmers Market, SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon   97201
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Mark you calendar. More details to come.

Sat -
Aug
22,
2015
Zaatar Middle Eastern Music Showcase Zaatar Fine Lebanese Cuisine
1037 NW Flanders
Portland, OR   97209
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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. A native of the Portland belly dance scene, Henna’s earthy yet ethereal grace bring this classic music to life. Enjoy the music and dance in an intimate setting, as it is meant to be experienced. You can learn more about Henna at www.HennaDances.com

Zaatar Lebanese Cuisine
1037 NW Flanders - Portland, Oregon
Reservations: (503) 477-8237
No Cover Charge

www.zaatarnw.com - www.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! 

Sat -
Aug
01,
2015
The Casbah Raqs – August Edition Mississippi Pizza
3552 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, Oregon   97227
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THE CASBAH RAQS goes FUSION and TRIBAL !

Join Mid East ensemble 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

Ritim Egzotik brings the fascinating melodies and exciting rhythms of epic mid east music of the 20th century, using traditional and modern instruments.

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

Sat -
Jun
06,
2015
Raq the Casbah June with Sedona Soulfire Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N. Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR   97227
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Raq the Casbah JuneJoin Mid East ensemble Ritim Egzotik for another fun filled Raq the Casbah 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 June is... SEDONA SOULFIRE!
www.sedonasoulfire.com

Plus dancing by Efemerah, Latifa, Rakiya and YOU!

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, 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

Ritim Egzotik brings the fascinating melodies and exciting rhythms of epic mid east music of the 20th century, using traditional and modern instruments.

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Sat -
May
09,
2015
Belly Dancin’ Mamas! Part 2 Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, Oregon   97227
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That's right folks, another Mother's Day, another great Belly Dancin' Mamas show with Ritim Egzotik!

Come hear epic Egyptian and Turkish music with some of the Belly Dance community's greatest Mamas...

ALL AGES and donation based admission at the Mississippi Pizza Pub.

More info soon!

Sun -
May
03,
2015
Belly Dance Off in Portland Vie De Boheme Wine Bar
Porland, Oregon
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Second year in Portland for this amazing Seattle bred event that is as exciting as it is educational. Come out and cheer for your favorite dancers as they compete for the Belly Dance Off titles in the Pro and Rising Star categories!

More details coming soon.

Interested in being a contestant? Cool!

Check out this page for more info:

http://www.planetsuzanna.com/belly-dance-off.html

Sat -
Apr
04,
2015
Raq the Casbah April with Emilie Lauren Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, Oregon   97227
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Join Mid East ensemble Ritim Egzotik for another fun filled Raq the Casbah as they play classic Arabic and Turkish music with a great variety of area Belly Dancers in the wonderful Mississippi Music Room.

Our Featured Dancer for April is...

Emilie Lauren!
http://www.emiliedances.com/

Plus Portland dancers... ?!?

We will take 3 dancers from the community for this show, contact david@dhavir.com to register. All levels welcome - beginner to pro!

This is a family friendly community show that encourages participation of all levels and ages of dancers. There is also plenty of open dance time for the audience.

Saturday, April 4th, 2015, 6-8pm
EARLY SHOW - ALL AGES
Adults $5 suggested donation, no one turned away!

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

Ritim Egzotik brings the fascinating melodies and exciting rhythms of epic mid east music of the 20th century, using traditional and modern instruments.

www.RitimEgzotik.com
www.facebook.com/RitimEgzotik

Sat -
Mar
07,
2015
Raq the Casbah March with Razia Star Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, Oregon   97227
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Join Mid East ensemble Ritim Egzotik for another fun filled Raq the Casbah as they play classic Arabic and Turkish music with a great variety of area Belly Dancers in the wonderful Mississippi Music Room.

Our Featured Dancer for March is...

Razia Star from Eugene!
http://www.raziastardance.com/

Plus Portland dancers... Janessa, Laura Blake and Alexis!

This is a family friendly community show that encourages participation of all levels and ages of dancers. There is also plenty of open dance time for the audience.

Saturday, March 7th, 2015, 6-8pm
EARLY SHOW - ALL AGES
Adults $5 suggested donation, no one turned away!

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

Ritim Egzotik brings the fascinating melodies and exciting rhythms of epic mid east music of the 20th century, using traditional and modern instruments.

www.RitimEgzotik.com
www.facebook.com/RitimEgzotik

Event facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1395929614047851/

Sat -
Feb
21,
2015
Blossom, Raqs Ayana Student Show and Hafla Peninsula Odd Fellows Hall
4834 N Lombard Street
Portland, Oregon   97203
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blossom_posterRaqs Ayana dancers Henna, Fanina, and Emily Lauren are pleased to present Blossom, featuring performances by our students, classes, and our troupe.

DATE: Saturday, February 21, 2015
TIME: Opens at 5:00 p.m.
COST: $10 at the door / kids under 10 are free

Come and enjoy complimentary refreshments, open dance time, and plenty of rockin' Arabic and Turkish music by RiTiM EGZOTiK!

Sun -
Feb
15,
2015
Portland Bellydance Guild Winter Hafla Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, Oregon    97219
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Ritim Egzotik plays for you at the Portland Bellydance Guild Winter Hafla!

Winter Hafla - for the love of dance!

Time to dance out those winter blues! Join us for this FREE event. Suggested donation of $5

Guild haflas are an awesome place to chat, jam, and play as a community.

This time we'll be featuring live music from the amazing Ritim Egzotik AND a mini-salon featuring the final projects from three of Rachel Brice's Culmination students: Colette, Elise, and Maurie, plus a performance by The Marissa Mission.

Please Bring:
A potluck item to share
Sparkling water or juice (no alcohol please)
Children, friends, family!
Zills, veils, or other fun props

Can't bring a potluck item or donation? No problem, we'd love to see you anyhow! Between salon performers anyone is free to jump up and dance. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 15th, 1-4pm at the Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy

As always you WILL be able to sign up for the Guild at the event.

www.portlandbellydance.org

Student Salon 1:30-2:15
Ritim Egzotik plays open dance music from 2:30-3:30

Sat -
Feb
07,
2015
Raq the Casbah – February Edition Mississippi Pizza Pub Music Room
3552 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, Oregon   97227
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Our Featured Dancer for February is...
LILAH Z!
http://www.portlandbellydance.com/

Plus Portland dancers...
Aleksandra, Cassandra Rose, Morgan, Sueleika

This is a family friendly community show that encourages participation of all levels and ages of dancers. There is also plenty of open dance time for the audience.

Saturday, February 7th, 2015, 6-8pm
EARLY SHOW - ALL AGES
Adults $5 suggested donation, no one turned away!

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

Ritim Egzotik brings the fascinating melodies and exciting rhythms of epic mid east music of the 20th century, using traditional and modern instruments.

Event facebook page: Facebook Event Page

Sat -
Jan
03,
2015
Raq the Casbah – New Year Edition! Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR   97227
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Raq the Casbah - New Year Edition!

Join Mid East ensemble Ritim Egzotik for another fun filled Raq the Casbah as they play classic Arab, Turkish and Greek music with a great variety of area Belly Dancers and...

Starring local Belly Dance superhero - Henna! www.HennaDances.com

BELLY DANCERS of all ages and levels, student to pro, sign up now! We'll have spots for 4 of you to dance and a DRAWING ON December 1st. Contact us at david@dhavir.com and let us know if you'd like to dance!

This is a family friendly community show that encourages participation of all levels and ages of dancers. There is also plenty of open dance time for the audience.

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015, 6-8pm
EARLY SHOW - ALL AGES
Adults $5 suggested donation, no one turned away!

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

Facebook Event Page

Sat -
Dec
06,
2014
Raq the Casbah, December Edition Mississippi Pizza
3552 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, Oregon   97227
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December Raq the Casbah

Join Mid East ensemble Ritim Egzotik for another fun filled Raq the Casbah as they play classic Arab, Turkish and Greek music with a great variety of area Belly Dancers!

Featured professional dancer of the month is local star Jewels!!
www.JewelsDances.com

Plus fabulous Portland movers and groovers:
Kalila
Azella Mae
Niira and the Happy Hips Adapted Movement and Dance Class
and Jo Noura

This is a family friendly community show that encourages participation of all levels and ages of dancers. There is also plenty of open dance time for the audience.

Saturday December 6th, 6-8pm
EARLY SHOW - ALL AGES
Adults $5 suggested donation, no one turned away!

Mississippi Pizza Pub
(503) 288-3231

Facebook Event page

More details and the full list of dancers performing this month will be posted here as soon as details are clarified.

Tue -
Nov
11,
2014
Ritim Egzotik and Henna at Cedar Hills New Seasons New Seasons Market - Cedar Hills
3495 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, Oregon   97005
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We'll be performing at the new wine bar, which will have a dinner and wine pairing menu for the show. Come and enjoy great food and a fabulous acoustic set of Arabic music!

Fragrant and Flavorful Curry Night & Wine Pairing Small Plates Tasting
6p-8p $12 per person

Course 1: Shrimp Ricaeido on French Baguette with Cardamom Hills Spicy Chutney
Course 2: Chicken Tikka Kebabs, Spicy Potatoes, Radish & Yogurt Raita, and Cardamom Hills Apricot Chutney
Course 3: Fresh Fruits with Mango Sauce
ALL COURSES PAIRED WITH WINES OF WINE STEWARD’S CHOICE

Sat -
Nov
08,
2014
Valerick Molinery Show Mississippi Pizza
3552 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, Oregon   97217
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valerick_show_poster_v2_smInternational Belly Dance superstar Valerick Molinary visits Portland on November 8th for a stellar show with live Arabic and Turkish music by local ensemble Ritim Egzotik. 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 $10 at the door. Over 21 only.

Sat -
Nov
01,
2014
Raq the Casbah with Ritim Egzotik – November Mississippi Pizza
3552 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, Oregon   97227
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Sorry, we decided to cancel the Raq the Casbah for November because it was very close the Valerick Mollnery show and Mississippi Pizza only had so many open slots. Raq the Casbah will return in December.

Thu -
Oct
23,
2014
PSU ‘Live at Lunch’ Show Portland State University
Portland, Oregon
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Portland State Professional Sound (PSPS) has brought the student community the Live @ Lunch concert series for many years now. The live music performances take place every Tuesday and Thursday 12-1PM fall through spring term at Portland State University. Bands typically perform in the park blocks, but if the weather’s not cooperating, you can find these bands in the Parkway North room of Smith Memorial Student Union just next to the cafeteria.

Sat -
Oct
04,
2014
Raq the Casbah with Ritim Egzotik – October Edition Mississippi Pizza
3552 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, Oregon   97227
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Join Mid East ensemble Ritim Egzotik for another fun filled Raq the Casbah as they play classic Arab, Turkish and Greek music with a great variety of area belly dancers!

Featured professional dancer of the month is the spectacular RUBY BEH!!
www.bigfunbellydance.com

Also dancing with us this evening: 
Chandni
Kamini
Mystique
and Stacy Seeley

This is a family friendly community show that encourages participation of all levels and ages of dancers. There is also plenty of open dance time for the audience.

Saturday October 4th, 6-8pm

EARLY SHOW - ALL AGES

Adults $5 suggested donation, no one turned away!

Mississippi Pizza Pub
3552 N Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR 97227

(503) 288-3231

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Tue -
Sep
30,
2014
OHSU Farmers Market – David and Brett perform OHSU Marquam Hill Campus
Portland, Oregon
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Band members Brett and David will be preforming at this mid-week market.

The OHSU Farmers Market offers a wide variety of foods including sustainably grown produce, meat, eggs, nuts, baked goods, dips, lunch and desserts. Join us for a delightful and nourishing afternoon of health & deliciousness.

The OHSU Farmers Market is open to the public, employees, visitors, students and patients. We foster community by providing a consistent place to purchase healthy food, listen to music and learn from educational booths every week. The market is set up in a beautiful courtyard, perfect for joining friends and colleagues for a stroll or to enjoy a bite to eat.

Wed -
Sep
10,
2014
People’s Farmers Market People's Farmers Market
Portland, Oregon
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Thu -
Sep
04,
2014
Turkish and Greek Live Music & Dance Party Mississippi Pizza
3552 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, Oregon   97227
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Greek and Turkish Dance Party with live music by Ritim Egzotik! Special guest Greek vocalist Maria George will join the band in laying down hot Greek and Turkish hits for your dancing pleasure. Plus we'll have the fabulous dancer Kristnh, performing Greek and Turkish Roman sets!

Please join us for a very fun night in the great surroundings of Mississippi Pizza!

Thursday, September 4th - 7:30 to 10pm
$3 to $10 sliding scale

Maria George and Brett Pitner:
www.facebook.com/BrettMariaDuo
Kristnh: www.worldshimmy.com

Sun -
Aug
03,
2014
Raq The Casbah with Ritim Egzotik – August Edition Mississippi Pizza
3552 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, Oregon   97227
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Join Mid East ensemble Ritim Egzotik for another fun filled Raq the Casbah as they play classic Arab and Turkish music with a great variety of area belly dancers!

This is a family friendly community show that encourages participation of all levels and ages of dancers. There is also plenty of open dance time for the audience.

Dancers, this is a great opportunity to perform with Ritim Egzotik and we'd love to have you. We will select 4 dancers at random, enter the drawing by July 15th and contact david@dhavir.com to register.

Ritim Egzotik brings the fascinating melodies and exciting rhythms of epic mid east music of the 20th century, using traditional and modern instruments.

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Sun -
Jul
27,
2014
Ritim Egzotik Lents Street Fair Performance
SE Foster Rd & SE 91st Ave
Portland, Oregon   97266
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Ritim Egzotik perfoms July 27th at 5:30pm at the Lents Street Fair in Portland, Oregon. Come join us at this great neighborhood fair with lots of entertainment and goodies!

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Sat -
Jul
26,
2014
Ritim Egzotik at PSU Farmers Market PSU Farmers Market
South Park Blocks
Portland, Oregon
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Ritim Egzotik performs Saturday July 26th at the wonderful PSU Farmers Market in downtown Portland. We'll play from 11am - 2pm and feature Greek and Algerian Chaabi music along with our normal Arabic and Turkish fare. Listen, dance, eat enjoy!

http://www.portlandfarmersmarket.org/markets/psu/

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Fri -
Jun
27,
2014
June Raq the Casbah Mississippi Pizza
3552 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland, Oregon   97227
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Sun -
Jun
15,
2014
Lent’s Farmer’s Market Lent's Farmer's Market
SE 92nd & Foster Road
Portland, OR   97266
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David and Brett will be providing musical entertainment for this east-side farmers market.

Sat -
May
24,
2014
Northwest Folklife Festival 2014 Seattle Center
Seattle, WA
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Ritim Egzotik was fortunate enough to be selected to play a short set at this long-running wonderful event celebrating music of ALL types. It's going to be incredibly fun! And we get to play on the Fountain Lawn Stage! It's a great spot to share our music.

Sun -
May
04,
2014
Belly Dance Off in Portland Vie de Boheme
1530 SE 7th Ave
Portland, Oregon   97214
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In partnership with dhavir productions, Seattle's interactive live music belly dance competition holds round 2 in Portland!

Enjoy the menu and exquisite surroundings of Vie de Boheme as dancers arrive in their best costumes, draw songs at random from a hat, and perform un-choreographed with live music by Ritim Egzotik! Expert judges present helpful feedback. Audience decides the winner! Between segments all guests are invited to dance, with a special prize for the best shimmies!

A multi-layered full-scale show inviting your inquiry into the secrets of this unique art of dance as entertaining and polished performance entirely improvised by one soloist.

DANCERS:

This is a very exciting non-traditional competition featuring your improvisational excellence with live music, professional video and photos, live helpful feedback from experts, and prizes! One winner in each category becomes a finalist in the 2014 Grand Championship on Nov. 1st in Seattle. Dancer registrations now enrolling at: www.planetsuzanna.com/performer-info--registration.

Thu -
Apr
24,
2014
Raq The Casbah – Bellydancin’ Mamas Edition! Mississippi Pizza
3552 N Mississippi Avenue
Portland, Oregon   97227
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Live Egyptian and Turkish Music with Ritim Egzotik and belly dancing by many area MOMS! Celebrating Mother's Day a little early, we'll have moms who belly dance and maybe some of their families, too!

Thursday April 24th, 6-8pm
EARLY FAMILY SHOW

$5 suggested donation, no one turned away!

Ritim Egzotik brings the fascinating melodies and exciting rhythms of epic mid east music of the 20th century, using traditional and modern instruments. www.RitimEgzotik.com

Are you a mom who Belly Dances? Does your kid? Does your mother?! We'd love to have you! Contact david@dhavir.com to register by April 1st and get into the drawing for performers.

Fri -
Mar
21,
2014
Delirium Equinox Party: a benefit for a child in crisis Analog Cafe
720 SE HAWTHORNE BLVD
Portland, Oregon   97214
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An amazing lineup of Portland Performers all night AND it's a benefit for a child with chronic health problems! More info Coming.

Fri -
Mar
14,
2014
Shala’s Second Friday at Marino’s Cafe Marino Adriatic Cafe
4129 SE Division Street
Portland, Oregon   97202
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More details to come...

Thu -
Feb
20,
2014
Middle East Culture Night Lower Columbia College
1600 Maple Street
Longview, WA   98632
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Ritim Egzotik performs with Henna at this event at LCC that celebrates cultural diversity. Called the Cultural Family Night,  the evening will highlight five different cultures. Sponsored by the Associated Students of Lower Columbia College (ASLCC).

Sat -
Feb
15,
2014
Raq the Casbah Shaker and Vine
2929 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, Oregon   97214
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More details coming soon...

Wed -
Feb
12,
2014
‘Owl Be Better With Music!” Program Shriners Childrens Hospital
Fri -
Jan
17,
2014
RiTiM EGZOTiK Revue Shaker and Vine
2929 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, Oregon   97214
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Epic Middle Eastern Music and Belly Dance

Join Portland ensemble Ritim Egzotik in our first Revue of the year - and what a way to start!

We'll be bring the Turkish and Turkish Roman(Gypsy) tunes to this show with the accompaniment of the great dancer Kristnh!

Also featuring a recent Portland arrival, Elena Villa, one of Oregon's great dancers!

AND for his first time with the band, we welcome fabulous Egyptian singer Tamer Moustafa, performing some Arab classics!

And much music for your dancing pleasure...

Friday, January 17th - 8-11pm
$5 - $15 sliding scale at the door - Over 21 only

Shaker and Vine
2929 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97202

Ritim Egzotik
Kristnh - http://www.worldshimmy.com/
Elena Villa - http://www.elenavilladanza.net/
Tamer Moustafa - https://www.facebook.com/tamer.moustafa.5268

RiTiM EGZOTiK is:
David Reihs - Keyboards and Percussion
Brett Pitner - Guitars and Oud
Cameron Edens - Upright Bass
Rian Holmes - Violin
Jason Ramirez - Darbuka
Brian Howard - Riq and Katim
Dave Kelsay - Doholla

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Sun -
Dec
01,
2013
Shimmy Wonderland ~ Holiday Hafla! Hipbone Studio
1847 E Burnside St #104
Portland, Oregon   97214
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Raqs Ayana presents SHIMMY WONDERLAND – a holiday hafla

Sunday, December 1st, 2013
$10 for adults
kids under 10 are free!
doors open at 7pm

Join Raqs Ayana (Henna, Fanina, & Emilie Lauren) for a holiday party, bellydance style! Our students have been working hard through the summer and Fall to bring some new choreographies, some first time performances, and a whole lot of SHIMMY to your season. We are pleased to be joined by RiTiM EGZOTiK, to make the music for us. And then for you! So be ready to kick off those shoes and let them get those hips-a-swayin' and feet-a-shuffin'!

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Sat -
Nov
16,
2013
Ritim Egzotik welcomes House of Tarab from Seattle Analog Cafe & Theater
720 SE HAWTHORNE BLVD
Portland, Oregon   97214
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Ritim Egzotik is honored to be helping Portland dancer Ruby Beh bring this group of very talented musicians down from Seattle for a show in Portland. Mark your calendars, because there is bound to be some great Arabic music and dance happening and they don't get down too Portland often.

6pm: Doors open
7pm: Ritim Exotik opens the show w/ Darshan and Henna!

8pm: House of Tarab with Anyelle, Delilah and Ruby!

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For more info about the dancers check out their websites:
DELILAH: www.Visionarydance.com
ANYELLE: www.anyellebellydance.com
RUBY: www.BigFunBellydance.com
HENNA: www.hennadances.com
DARSHAN: www.darshandances.com

Sat -
Nov
02,
2013
Raq the Casbah Shaker and Vine
2929 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, Oregon   97202
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More detail coming later.

Wed -
Oct
23,
2013
Brewers for Boobs Breast Cancer Benefit The East Burn
1800 E Burnside
Portland, Oregon   97214
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Come catch a quick set by Ritim Egzotik on Wednesday. Gretchen and Henna are dancing with us!

http://www.theeastburn.com/brewers-for-boobs/

Sat -
Aug
17,
2013
Festival Romani Sellwood Riverfront Park
1 SE Spokane Street
Portland, Oregon   97202
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We will playing traditional Turkish Gypsy music and dance from the Roma people of Trakya (old Thrace) in Northern Turkey, Eastern Greece, and Southern Bulgaria. Many of the songs are still heard on the streets of Istanbul today at weddings, parties and dinner restaurants. There will be lots of great music and dance performances at this festival. The mission of the Festival Romani is to celebrate the extraordinary diversity, beauty, and passion of Romani (Gypsy) music and dance and to deepen the understanding and appreciation of Romani culture. All proceeds from the festival go towards supporting education, tolerance, and human rights! Come check it out.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10-$20 at the gate.

More information at the Festival Romani website.

Sat -
Jul
20,
2013
Aziza Returns with Issam Houshan Alberta Rose Theater
3000 NE Alberta Street
Portland, Oregon   97211
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aziza_returnsPortland Belly Dance legend Aziza returns with Syrian master percussionist Issam Houshan for a rare evening of world class Middle Eastern music and dance!

Featuring live Middle Eastern music by Portland's Ritim Egzotik with Michael Nageub on nay flute and Tracy Helming on violin.

Egyptian Raqs Sharqi, American Cabaret, and Tribal Belly Dancing by Aziza, Elena Villa, Claudia, Henna, and Yemaya with Troupe dancing by Gypsy Caravan and Raks Ayana!

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Sun -
Jun
02,
2013
June RiTiM EGZOTiK Revue Vie De Boheme
1530 SE 7th Avenue
Portland, Oregon   97214
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june_revue_poster_smAnother fabulous evening of epic Mid East music and some of the region's top professional Belly Dancers, with your musical hosts, Ritim Egzotik!

Proud to announce a great dancer line-up of...

Fanina
Eva
Laurel
Mystique

$5-15 sliding scale
Over 21 only.

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And the band just learned some dabke tunes! Anyone wanna come down and help us lead a little dabke session after the show?!

See ya there!

Sat -
May
04,
2013
Arabic Show at University of Oregon University of Oregon

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This private show in Eugene will feature dancers Henna, Fanina, Emilie Lauren, Eva and Kendra.

Fri -
Mar
15,
2013
RiTiM EGZOTiK Revue with Ruby Beh and Leyla Jamal Shaker and Vine
2929 SE Powell Boulevard
Portland, Oregon   97202
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A very special 'Welcome Back' edition of the revue!

Please help us welcome back to the Portland stage two sensational performers: Ruby and Leylah Jamal! Both have spent time away, but are coming back big with a great show for you. Topping off the evening are Portland favorites Emilie Lauren and Gretchen Bosso.

Dancers for the evening:
Ruby: www.divinebelly.com
Leyla Jamal: www.facebook.com/leylah.jamal
Emilie Lauren: www.emiliedances.com
Gretchen Bosso: http://skyclubpdx.motusdevelopers.com/gretchen-dances/

With LIVE Arabic and Turkish Music by
RiTiM EGZOTiK

Friday March 15th - 8pm
Admission: $5-$20 sliding scale at the door.

Shaker and Vine
2929 SE Powell Boulevard
Portland, Oregon 97202
503.231.VINO (8466)
http://www.shakerandvine.com/

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/105380206313021/

Sat -
Mar
02,
2013
Turkish Nights Kolbeh Restaurant & Lounge
11830 SW Kerr Parkway
Lake Oswego, OR   97035
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Oh yes this is going to be a splendid evening of spectacular entertainment!!
We got Gigi Dilsah all the way from Istanbul......giving us portlanders a eye full of Turkish sparkle
Wait that's not all....we have the always captivating and beautiful Sedona Soulfire!!!
YES more....out of dance retirement....you all have missed her shakes and shimmies.....Kristnh Worldshimmy!!!
And yes, me your humble host Claudia will be doing a little shake and snake for you as well:)
But wait...yes, there is more! The masters of melody...the boys of the beat...the grooove hustlers....Ritim Egzotik!!!!

Folks, I bring you TURKISH NIGHTS. This powerful show will excite your eyes and swell your soul. Please do not miss this great event.

$10 cover - Reservations are recommended

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Fri -
Feb
22,
2013
Bella Notte Bellydance Show Shaker and Vine
2929 SE Powell Boulevard
Portland, Oregon   97202
Sun -
Feb
17,
2013
News from the Hip Winter Showcase Someday Lounge
125 NW 5th Avenue
Portland, Oregon   97209
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Each issue of News from the Hip will be accompanied by a showcase of local and national performers who are also featured in the most recent issue! News from the Hip is excited to offer its audience and subscribers the diverse talents of:

~Claudia of Bellydance Soulfire
~Grace Constantine
~The Infamous Nina Nightshade
~Jasmine Rain of Bridgetown Revue
~Fanina, Miss Bellydance USA 2011
~and Deviant Dance Company!

and our MC for the evening, Karissa Lowe of Offbeat Belly Dance

Doors open at 5:30
$12 at the door, $10 for News from the Hip subscriber