Arabic

Costa Maniatakos and Mike Gregian with Belly Dance Somerville

18 Munroe St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Nadira Jamal
Saturday, May 12 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Costa Maniatakos (oud) and Mike Gregian (doumbek, clarinet) play Greek, Armenian, Turkish, and Arabic favorites every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at The Athenian Corner in Lowell.

The band will be joined by Belly Dance Somerville on zils (finger cymbals), plus belly dance and line dancing.

Come join the party! This is a community music event, not a formal dance show, so stop by any time, and join in! (We can show you the steps.)

WholeTone Family Band & Instrument Petting Zoo

312 Highland Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Nora Maynard
Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We will have a rotating cast of characters, students, and faculty associated with the WholeTone Music Academy showcasing their skills from 2-4pm with open jams & sing-alongs (inviting audience members into the mix) occurring before and after. Singer-songwriter-teacher SureFireCure (aka Nora Maynard) will be performing a folk-ish set at 3pm, with a mixture of other ensembles in jazz, classical, and other styles tba.

WholeTone Family Band

72 Cherry St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Nora Maynard
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The instructors of the WholeTone Music Academy are about to crystalize into the WholeTone Family Band. Jessica Smith (Flute), Hayes Cummings (Guitar/Bass/Ukulele), Alejandro Castellano (Oud/Nay/Bass/Drums/Guitar), Mariia Gorkun (Violin), and Nora Maynard (Voice/Violin) will take the porch by storm! We will be bouncing between jazz standards, original tunes, & classical chamber music, as well as offering a whole set of open jam session for YOU to join us! A limited number of free 15min lessons on your instrument of choice will be offered, or bring your own instrument and jump in! Open to all ages & styles.

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