18th annual Spring Balkan Dance Party with Goddess of Arno

Saturday Apr 12, 2014

111 Harvard Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: (505) 266-0000
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$5, FREE for 13 and under




Beth Cohen

Phone: 505-243-6276
Website: Click to Visit

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Celebrate the spring Balkan-style with the exciting and exotic music of the Southwest’s premier 8-piece Balkan dance band ‘Goddess of Arno’. Upbeat dance tunes and traditional songs from Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, and Hungary – many in the Romani (Gypsy) style and language -are all in the repertoire of this 2002 NM MIC-award-winning band. Members of Goddess of Arno sing and accompany solo and multi-part vocals with traditional ethnic string and percussion instruments as well as violin, guitar, electric bass and alto saxophone. Veteran folk dancer Patsy Gregory will lead the traditional Balkan line dances on Winning’s wood floor and she’ll give a crash course in the basic dances to live music by Goddess of Arno at 7:15PM. The party “officially” begins at 7:45PM and you can also dance your own dance –or just sit, relax and enjoy the music, ambiance and some of Winning’s delicious snacks and beverages. The Annual Spring Balkan Dance Party will take place at Winning Coffee Company, which is located at 111 Harvard SE (south of Central near UNM) -- admission is ONLY $5.00 at the door, kids 12 and under get in for FREE! Goddess of Arno band personnel:Leanne Mennin–percussion (tapan, daide & dumbek) & vocals; Barbara Friedman–electric bass, Macedonian tambura & vocals; Beth Cohen–violin, guitar, Macedonian tambura & vocals; Randy Edmunds-guitar, Macedonian tambura & vocals; Jamie Edmunds-alto sax, accordion & vocals;Mary Masuk-percussion (riq, doumbek, daide & cymbal);...PLUS vocalist Cherrymae Golston AND clarinetist/UNM music dept. graduate student Clara Byom. For more INFORMATION about the Spring Balkan Dance Party & GODDESS OF ARNO: Beth Cohen at (505)243-6276   E-mail: cohenedmunds@netzero.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoddessofArno CDbaby web site: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/goddessofarno   Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euvCr2y6BBY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFi_nEOQy7A OLD web site/ CAN’T UPDATE (but some cool info here): http://members.tripod.com/arnoproductionsnm/GoddessofArno/index.htm  Winning Coffee Company: 505-266-0000