The Melting Pot on 10/09/12
Tune in for the THE MELTING POT Pledge Drive Special
Ritim Egzotik: A modern Turkish and Arabic music quintet from Portland, Oregon, USA. Like a chef creating their own unique version of classic French dishes, Ritim Egzotik respectfully plays classic and popular Arabic and Turkish compositions and tosses in a bit of Prog Rock and Psychedelic spices to add their own twist and to modernize these songs they love. Added to this feast of sounds are Greek and Turkish Roman(Gypsy) favorites. Ritim Egzotik performs with the best local and international Middle Eastern Dance Artists and is available for performances including acoustic, concert, club, or private party settings. https://www.facebook.com/events/457026347676011/?ref=ts
Adham Shaikh - As a music producer and composer, Shaikh skillfully weaves organic and electronic sounds into global music tapestries that take listeners on sonic journeys transcending time and place. He has released 10 albums and many individual compositions, among them the 2004 release, Fusion, which was nominated for a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) in the World Music category. Music labels from around the globe have released his music, including Interchill, Dakini Records, Electronic Soundscapes, Liquid Sound Design, Native State, One World Music, Water Music, Nia, Sounds True, Stoned Asia, and the infamous Six Degrees. Recently, Shaikh co-produced and mixed the award-winning debut CD for global fusion group Delhi 2 Dublin, and has finished re-mixing tracks for internationally renowned world fusion artists Nickodemus, Deya Dova, Kaya Project, Tripswitch and David Starfire. Shaikh has most recently completed remixes for Stephen Kent, Omar Faruk Tekbilek , Issa Bagayogo , Ganga Giri , and the Footsteps in Africa Project (Turag remix)
Shaikh’s work as both a live performer and a DJ has taken him to international festivals, events, and night clubs, including the Waveform Festival (UK), Samothraki Dance Festival (Greece), Dakini Nights (Tokyo), Luminate (New Zealand), The Maori Peace Festival at Parihaka (New Zealand), and Boom Festival (Portugal). He has toured extensively across Canada, with highlight performances at the Vancouver Folk Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, and the Shambhala Music Festival.