Free Concert, 10/2 @ 6pm

Turli Tava will play a free concert on Tuesday, October 2 at 6pm.

The new world music group, Turli Tava hails from the streets of New York City. With its unique blend of textures, colors, cultures and sounds, it brings forth a fresh take on traditional Balkan tunes, as well as inspiring originals by the group's members. Flamenco guitarist Dan Nadel and Jazz bassist Daniel Ori grew up in Israel, Classical clarinetist Vasko Dukovski is originally from Macedonia, and master percussionist Brahim Fribgane is from Morocco. The four, all prominent instrumentalists, crossed paths in Astoria, the world's most multicultural neighborhood. Turli Tava blends enchanting Macedonian and Mediterranean melodies in a dynamic improvisational atmosphere, maintaining the the explosive danceable rhythms and energy of the Balkan music. The band's name has its origins in the Turkish words turli (=mixed) and tava (=pottery dish.) The quartet will be recording its debut album in late 2012.