|Brothers of the Baladi
Hometown: Portland, OR USA
Web site: http://www.baladi.com
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“A Sound that knows no borders.”
– LA Times
The Brothers of the Baladi, Grammy-nominated Middle Eastern/World Music band has been blazing trails in the music world for decades. This American quartet performs on traditional Middle Eastern instruments (Oud, Saz, Mizmar, Doumbek) along with electric guitar, bass and drums. The band sings in seven languages (English, Arabic, Turkish, Farsi, French, Spanish & Armenian) and plays a repertoire of traditional Middle Eastern songs, unique original material and well-chosen covers.
Baladi (bah–luh-dee) is the Arabic word for folk, homeland or people. The Brothers of the Baladi reach across boundaries of culture and embrace music as a true language of peace and diplomacy. They are guaranteed to make any audience dance as well!
The Brothers of the Baladi have headlined colleges, festivals, concerts and clubs in North America and the U.K. They have released 11 CD’s with music featured on ABC’s Lost, USA Network’s Core Culture, Showtime’s Sexual Healing and the recent documentary, Jesus in Egypt, featured on TBN. Their music is heard on NPR, Sirius/XM, Thom Hartmann’s Air America daily program and radio stations all over the world. NewAgeReporter.com has nominated their CD, A Time of Peace, for the Lifestyle Music Award, Best Holiday Album.
Brothers of the Baladi CDs are distributed exclusively by Allegro Distribution.