San Diego Middle Eastern Band
Golden Belly Award Winners! - Zaghareet Magazine
Looking at Earth from Space, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe all come together in the Mediterranean, literally meaning the "Middle-Earth".....
The Middle-Earth Ensemble is a San Diego based group that performs music for belly dance and other festive occasions at many local venues. Their gypsy-infused sound has fueled the hips of many a belly dancer in the Southern California area, and has led to their popularity in San Diego . The musicians derive their influences from many different styles, including Arabic, Persian, Turkish, folk, jazz, classical, rock and improvisational music. The music of Middle-Earth Ensemble represents a unique fusion and blending to create their original sound.
BAND MEMBERS: (L-R)
Kevin Freeby- Bass
Anthony Sarain- Sax, flute
Robert Rotzler-Mandolin, violin
Frank Lazzaro- Doumbek
Middle-Earth Ensemble is available to play your party, wedding or special event. In addition to musicians, we can provide Middle-Eastern bellydancers, fire dancers, fortune tellers, catering, DJ, and anything you need for your exotic themed event.
Please contact us at 760-703-1487 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for booking.
Middle-Earth Ensemble performs monthly at the following San Diego venues:
3rd Thursday, Greek Palace, 8878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, SD (858) 573-0155, 730pm Bellydance Showcase
Middle-Earth Ensemble's CDs are available at our shows and also can be ordered on CD Baby or iTunes:
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"Passage" CD goes beyond what the band has achieved before, with more emphasis on original material, while continuing to draw on traditional and fusion styles as varied as Arabic, Turkish, Moorish, Spanish, Gypsy, Celtic, and Classical. 16 tracks and over 74 minutes of Mediterranean fusion music.
"Lavender" CD Middle-Earth Ensemble's second recording draws influences from the Mediterranean, Middle East, Asia, North Africa and Brazil. Original world fusion music featuring stirring multi-lingual vocals, as well as a few dance classics and percussive solos.
Our first self titled CD, Middle-Earth Ensemble contains instrumental interpretations of middle-eastern dance classics as well as our original compositions. With over 68 minutes of music, its great for dancing or listening pleasure.
Rachel George "Advance Your Bellydance" DVDs
featuring drum solo by Frank Lazzaro (Vol. 1) and
music by Middle-Earth Ensemble (Vol. 2)
$25 each incl shipping
Middle-Earth Ensemble "Peace Through Music"