ADHAM SHAIKH & BUCKMAN COE
$20 in advance
$25 at the door
MONKEY DRAGON with special guests
opening set by DJ Abheeru
closing set by DJ Raghunath Khe
Brace yourself for an EPIC evening of dance with an ALL STAR live performance featuring some of the best original Global Fusion music! This will certainly be THE event of our Just Dance Season 26 as the A.S.O.O. once sold out the Commodore Ballroom!
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The Adham Shaikh Outworld Orkestra displays a prefect synergy between ancient musical influences and contemporary electronic dance music. Adham Shaikh’s World Fusion project features the world class talents of Ben Johnson, Shine, Gemma Luna, Shireen Nabatian, Rup Sidhu with VJ St.Ray. Fusing traditional instruments from around the globe with pulsing electronic beats, synthesizers, live looping and a good measure of improvisation. This is a rich audio journey through the Middle East, Tibet, Australia, Brazil, Africa, India, Russia and Balkans.
The performance will be complimented by a custom designed visuals by Onbeyond Metamedia that will be driven and augmented by VJ St.Ray! They will capture the lush organic world textures of the music, as well as a technological overlay of futuristic patterns and shapes working with light and colour to enhance the audio experience.
Adding to this amazing Global Fusion music blast will be sets by 2 Just Dance co-resident DJs! DJ Abheeru will warm up the floor to a frenzy with an opening set and DJ Raghunath Khe will come on boards after the band to extract your every last dance moves! Both sets will be accompanied by the visuals of JD resident VJ Kashub.
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Adham Shaikh is a Emmy and Juno nominated world fusion composer and electronic artist with 25 years experience rocking dance floors around the globe with his unique blend of natural and electronic sounds. With releases on labels such as Interchill, Black Swan and his own imprint Sonic Turtle Records, Shaikh’s discovery covers ground from the ambient to the floor filling uptempo.
His collaborative projects DreamTree, and Outowrld Orkestra, bring together musicians of diverse talents and skills and blends them ino captivating and inspiring live performances.
Gemma Luna is uniquely talented multi media artist. As a vocalist eploys a variety of techniques to deliver emotive and haunting performances drawing on musical traditions from around the globe as well as her own distinctive vocal style. She is an accomplished dancer, and dance teacher influenced highly by bellydance traditions from the middle east. She has danced and sang her way across Canada, and the world, sharing the stage both as a soloist, and with numerous other performers, including… Gemma is The voice of the OutWorld Orkestra, acting as a singer as well as MC and tour guide for the sonic / visual journey.
As a vocalist and violin player, Shireen Nabatian`s music has been a vehicle to ignite a sense of connection, belonging, and wonder in herself and in the hearts of dancers and listeners. Shireen released a full-length album with her all-female band Ginger & Moonshine and played with the Serbian etno-rock group Byzantine Blue. Currently, her current projects include the traditional Balkan folk dance band Grupa Dunbarov, and Zlatna Mountain. Shireen has been studying Balkan folk music with world-renowned music teachers from around the world. She immediately fell in love with the intense excitement, joy, and lamentation of centuries musical influences and fusion.
Shine is a renowned Australian didjeridu master, has been performing, teaching and offering sound healing for close to 20 years. He has performed at numerous international festivals to thousands of people. He has shared the stage with many well known artists, including Mickey hart, Jai Uttal, Michael Franti, Rhiannon, Armando Peraza, Gaudi, Ganga Giri and Mihirangi. Initiated into didjeridu healing by an Indigenous Aboriginal elder in 1991, he offered sound healing at Hollyhock retreat center for 10 years. A number of leading experts in the field of spiritual healing, including Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Ram Das, and Dr. Andrew Weil. His world beat rhythms , percussion and sufi devotional chants of turkey, combined with timeless messages of indigenous wisdom, takes listeners on ecstatic dreamtime journeys into self discovery and inner transformation.
Ben Johnson is a musician imbued with the traditions of many world cultures. Having studied Jazz drumming since age 12, Ben began playing professionally in 1997 as a percussionist with the Rembetika Hipsters, a Greek music group based in Calgary. During his 11-year sojourn with the Hipsters, Ben broadened his musical palate, studying tabla drumming and Carnatic music in India, picking up several lute-family instruments in Greece and Turkey, and composing and performing on the Persian Santoor with the University of Calgary World Music Ensemble. Since moving to the Kootenays, Ben has been in demand as a drummer, touring with Howlin’ Dan, Heavy Shtetl, and as an oudist (middle-eastern lute) and percussionist with Juno-nominated producer Adham Shaikh. Ben brings to the group Oud , Frame Drum , Darbouka , Cumbus.
Rup Sidhu is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, producer and composer. Specializing in vocal percussion and live looping, his sound blends the rhythms of poetry and spoken word with a dynamic range of cultural hybridity. Inspired by folk and classical forms of music from around the world, his musical expressions can range from groove oriented hip hop beats, to contemporary fusions of classical ragas.
Rup’s solo live looping show, RupLoops, has toured over 200 locations across Canada. He has shared stages with and performed alongside Chugge Khan, Rajasthan Josh, Tanya Tagaq, Shane Koyzan, Delhi2Dublin, Michael Franti, and Jeet Thayil.
St. Ray, aka Saugat, is a film, sound and digital artist. He believes he is a collection of stories others remember. Drawing from every story tradition, he explores visual projections to facilitate each one to their own collection of stories. Currently residing in Vancouver, St.Ray strives to infuse public space with dynamic environment using Mapped Projections.