Natalie Merchant is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She joined the alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs in 1981 and left it to begin her solo career in 1993. Her first solo album, titled 'Tigerlily,' released in 1995 on the Elektra label, sold over five million copies. Natalie has been writing, touring and performing songs from Tigerlily and new albums for the past 20 years, with the recent addition of a string quartet accompaniment.
SHARQ ATTACK - plays instrumental favorites (some well known and others quite rare) written by famous classical Arabic composers, as well as a handful of originals by the brilliant Brian Prunka.
SHARQ ATTACK Marandi Hostetter-5 string violin Brian Prunka- oud John Murchison- bass Rami El Aasser- percussion Philip Mayer- percussion
Tipsy Oxcart Electric, sweaty, bumpin' Balkan music from New York City. A party with Tipsy Oxcart is guaranteed to shake the dance floor all night long! TipsyOxcart. com
the Bil Afrah Project The Bil Afrah Project is dedicated to celebrating the legacy of Ziad Rahbani's legendary album 'Bil Afrah' and other music of the Near East. BilAfrahProject.com
The String Orchestra of Brooklyn The SOB is a unique community of musicians who come together in a supportive environment to enrich the life of our communities through music. thesob.org
Greek Judas plays rock versions of songs from the Greek Rebetika tradition. Rebetika is the Greek equivalent of early American blues. They are songs of the Greek underworld and of the refugees fleeing Turkey who filled the Athens slums in the 1920s. It's the music of knife fights, hash dens, prison life & heartbreak. Why I Smoke Cocaine, I'm A Junkie, Two Mangas In Jail, The Smugglers… We play them loud, on guitars, bass & drums. www.greekjudas.com www.facebook.com/greekjudas
The Chelsea Symphony is a dynamic, self-governing ensemble with a major cultural presence in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood www.chelseasymphony.org
The NAO Orchestra Founded in 2009, the NAO Orchestra was originally a takht, a small chamber music group comprised of ‘oud (Arab lute), qanun (Arab zither), violin, nay (Arab reed flute), and riqq (Arab tambourine). Since then, the ensemble has grown to become an orchestra under the leadership of its Founder and music director, Michael Ibrahim. The NAO Orchestra is comprised of musicians from both Arab and non-Arab backgrounds who are either students or professional musicians in the community. www.nationalaraborchestra.org