Date: June 28, 2008 (Sunday)
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Place: New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway (Roosevelt Center), Greenbelt MD 20770,
(301) 474-5642 (directions)
Tickets: no cover
Appearing one night only at Greenbelt's New Deal Cafe are Amos Libby on oud and Eric LaPerna on tabla, also known as Okbari Middle East Ensemble. Okbari performs Ottoman classical and Turkish contemporary art music along with works from the Armenian and Anatolian folk traditions. Okbari also presents Arabic folk and classical music as well traditional songs from Greece and the Balkans. Okbari has released five albums since they formed in 1995, and play widely throughout the Northeast. Okbari has shared the stage in Istanbul, Turkey with the Kemani Serkan Ensemble and the Rumeli Meyhane Fasil Ensemble. Amos has appeared onstage as a guest percussionist in 2008 with the legendary Gypsy clarinetist Selim Sesler and his Trakya Fasil Grubu in Beyogl