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Adham Shaikh and the Outworld Orkestra DANCE at the Errington Hall
Friday, May 25th
Tickets $20 in stores and $22.50 online
Doors at 7:30pm & Show at 8:00 PM

Tickets also available at the usual outlets: Errington Store, Cranky Dog
Music in Parksville, Heaven on Earth in Qualicum and at the door if
still available.

Brace yourself for an epic evening of dance with an all-star live performance featuring some of the best original global fusion music artists in Adham Shaikh and the Outworld Orkestra. This is THE event to close out our performance season as this band has sold out the Commodore Ballroom!

Adam Shaikh and the Outworld Orkestra display a perfect synergy between ancient musical influences and contemporary electronic dance music. Fusing traditional instruments from around the globe with pulsing electronic beats, synthesizers, live looping and a good measure of improvisation, this is a rich audio journey through the Middle East, Tibet, Australia, Brazil, Africa, India, Russia and Balkans.

Front man Adham Shaikh is a Emmy and Juno nominated world fusion composer and electronic artist with 25 years’ experience rocking dance floors around the globe with his unique blend of natural and electronic sounds. With releases on labels such as Interchill, Black Swan and his own imprint Sonic Turtle Records, Shaikh’s music covers styles from ambient to floor filling tempo.

His collaborative project Outowrld Orkestra brings together musicians of diverse talents and skills blended into captivating and inspiring live performances.

Vocalist and accomplished dancer Gemma Luna is a uniquely talented artist. She employs a variety of techniques to deliver emotive and haunting performances that draw on musical traditions from around the globe delivered in her own distinctive vocal style. Gemma is the voice of the OutWorld Orkestra, acting as a singer as well as MC and tour guide for the sonic / visual journey.

As a vocalist and violin player, Shireen Nabatian brings a sense of connection, belonging, and wonder in the hearts of dancers and listeners. Shireen has been studying Balkan folk music after falling in love with the intense excitement, joy, and lamentation of centuries musical influences and fusion.

Shine is a renowned Australian didjeridu master who has been performing, teaching and offering sound healing for close to 20 years. He has performed at numerous international festivals to thousands of people and shared the stage with many well-known artists, including Mickey Hart, Jai Uttal, Michael Franti, Rhiannon, Armando Peraza, Gaudi, Ganga Giri and Mihirangi. His world beat rhythms, percussion and sufi devotional chants of Turkey combined with timeless messages of indigenous wisdom, take listeners on ecstatic dreamtime journeys into self-discovery and transformation.

Ben Johnson is a musician imbued with the traditions of many world cultures. Ben broadened his musical palate by studying tabla drumming and Carnatic music in India and learning several lute family instruments in Greece and Turkey. Ben also composed and performed on the Persian santoor with the University of Calgary World Music Ensemble. Since moving to the Kootenays, Ben has brought to the group oud, frame drum, darbouka, and cumbus.

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Tickets are $20 at Cranky Dog Music, Heaven on Earth, Errington Store, and $22.50 online at - Kids ages 6 to 12 are $5 at the door; free under age 6. Home baked goodies, ginger tea and Creekmore’s coffee are available from the kitchen. Info: