Selfless Promotion 3/18/11

18 Mar

Selfless Promotions

Once again the weekend has arrived and since it looks like Mother Nature will most likely keep us indoors, YET AGAIN, why not get a dose of entertainment from our Roster Artists:


Storyteller Will Hornyak presents:

The First Irishman:  The Story of Tuan Mac Cairill

He came to Ireland long before anyone had set foot upon her emerald earth. He was the first to get a poem from her rivers and the first to hear the music in her wind and waves. Tuan Mac Cairill was the first Irishman and some say he will likely be the last.

When  a fiercely devoted 6th century Irish monk comes to convert a shape-shifting druid to the new religion, their conversation unearths an epic tale and a host of dangerous beliefs. Storyteller Will Hornyak re-tells this elegant and witty Irish myth in which two  holy men embody the opposing spiritual beliefs and cultural traditions that intertwine like a Celtic knot and define Ireland for centuries to come.

Thursday, March 17 7:30 pm

(St. Patrick’s Day!) Hipbone Studio
1847 SE Burnside Portland

$10 at the door

Saturday, March 26 8:00 pm

Artichoke Music Backstage
3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd. #A Portland

$15 (tickets through Artichoke at 503/232-8845)

Friday April 1 7:30 pm

Still Meadow Retreat and Conference Center

16561 SE Marna Rd Damascus

$10 at the door

Tickets:  Reservations recommended for all shows:

503/697-5808 or and at Artichoke Music for the March 26 show.

Doors open 30 minutes before the show.



3 Leg Torso bookends the month of April with two performances of their signature World Chamber Music style in Portland. On Saturday, April 2, the ensemble returns to the sweet and swanky Tony Starlight’s Supperclub (3728 NE Sandy Blvd.) The shows starts at 8:00pm and costs $10 for patrons 21+. Reservations are strongly encouraged and may be made by calling 503-517-8584. Parking is available across the street at the Banfield Motel.

Then on Saturday, April 30, 3 Leg Torso makes its debut appearance at Portland’s premiere jazz club – Jimmy Mak’s (221 NW 10th Ave.). The show begins at 8:00pm with an opening set by the Ben Darwish Trio. Admission costs $12 for patrons of all ages. Reservations are strongly suggested, and can be made by calling 503-295-6542.

About 3 Leg Torso
“Chamber music for the new millennium” – Music Connection

3 Leg Torso’s fifth album, Animals & Cannibals, was declared “Album of the Year” by the 2011 Portland Music Awards.

3 Leg Torso creates modern chamber pop music infused with the authenticity of folk music, the passion of world music, the precision of chamber music and the enthusiasm of rock & roll. Influenced by tango, Eastern European folk and other world music traditions, their cosmopolitan musical style embraces wit and humor within thoughtful, uncommon and beautiful musical arrangements.

Since the ensemble’s humble start more than 10 years ago with spontaneous street performances — called “Meestering” by co-founders Béla Balogh and Courtney Von Drehle — they have been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and at the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, successfully toured the east and west coasts, released five CDs, composed and recorded film and documentary scores, written new evening length works commissioned by the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) and performed their original music with several symphony orchestras. The cinematic nature of many of the ensemble’s compositions has paved the way for its inclusion in films by Academy Award winner Joan Gratz, Morgan Spurlock, two-time Oscar nominee Bill Plympton and others.
Founding members Béla Balogh (violin, trumpet) and Courtney Von Drehle (accordion) are joined by Mike Murphy on double bass and percussionists/mallet players Gary Irvine and T.J. Arko.

More info:

WHAT: 3 Leg Torso in concert

WHEN: Sat, April 2 at 8pm

WHERE: Tony Starlight’s Supperclub (3728 NE Sandy Blvd.)

TICKETS: $10, 21+. Call 503-517-8584 for reservations

WHEN: Sat, April 30 at 8pm

WHERE: Jimmy Mak’s (221 NW 10th Ave.)

TICKETS: $12, All Ages. Call 503-295-6542 for reservations.

WHAT ELSE: Opening set by the Ben Darwish Trio



Spring is almost here (March 20th). Happy Spring 2011!

A couple of events we thought you might want to know about this spring.

Concert & Art Exhibit: “Al-Andalus Ensemble: Legacies 711-2011″ April 9th, Reed College, Portland Oregon. Experience this vital, energetic and absolutely beautiful performance that unites East and West featuring the Award winning “21 String Trio” of oud, violin and flamenco guitar together with multi-lingual vocals, contemporary Andalusian dance and some special guests.  Get Tickets Now

March 23rd, “East Meets West” Lexington Virginia.

Visit our website for more information.

Favorite Song? Please send it our way.  Do you know of a beautiful song with a mention of a place in the Middle East. We are on the lookout for special songs for consideration for our next album.  Winners receive some great prizes.

Again, thank you for your lovely support!  Hope to see you soon!

In music and in peace,

Al-Andalus Ensemble

Tarik & Julia Banzi



Chata Addy & The Susuma Band

Friday, March 18th @ Jolly Roger 10 PM

1340 SE 12th Ave. Portland, OR 97214

Saturday, April 9 @ T.A. Event Center 9 PM

300 NE Multnomah St. 503-268-7663 $5 at the door

DJ Chata Man! Every 1st Thursday @ Space Room 9 PM

4800 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215

The Mix Reggae Dancehall, R & B, Reggae, Funk, African Music & More. No cover


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