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"Selected Quotes"

“A sound that knows no borders”
Los Angeles Times

“ If World Peace is ever going to come it will be because of the talent and devotion of people like The Brothers of Baladi. Be at the forefront of the wave that breaks the barriers and begins the peace process right here, while enjoying a great groove.”
New Times, San Luis Obispo, California

“a very high energy collection of songs dramatically different from each other, graced with a level of talent never heard on alternative radio. This is completely original music and, I admit it, “infectiously danceable”.
Arizona Daily Star,Tucson, Arizona

“Your music inspired spontaneous dance and bringing together a variety of rhythms, cultures and people. It
was one of the most diverse and thoroughly satisfied audiences we’ve ever had.”
University of Alaska, Anchorage

“Brothers of the Baladi mix the insistent beat of Middle Eastern Music with equal parts Rock and Roll”
Monterey Herald, Monterey, California

“...Brothers of the Baladi have been an integral part of the presentation, and our central entertainment
surrounding "The Quest for Immortality-Treasures of Ancient Egypt". They have provided authentic
sounds to echo the Middle East through our Halls and proved exceptional muscians, able to kick it up, transitioning from Middle Eastern selections to contemporary dance music. When the Brothers played,
everyone moved, truly a highlight of our opening and exhibit.”
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

“Infectiously danceable...will lure grooving congregates to the floor, seats of chairs, and even table tops!”
Artvoice, Buffalo, New York

- Various publications


Just Do What’s Right – 2008
Presence of the Past – 2005
Hands of a Thousand Dances – 2003
Hope – 2002
A Time of Peace – 1999
Heart of the Beast – 1998
Eye On The World – 1994
Further Journeys – 1993
Beyond The Tenth – 1989
Food Of Love – 1983
Dance With Gladness - 1982



“....Brothers of the Baladi play music that makes regular
guys loosen their ties and dance on the tables.”
Portland, Oregon
Brothers of the Baladi bring forth infectious and authentic sounds from ancient instruments, adding Western influences to the delight of audiences everywhere. This versatile band of Brothers have been blazing trails in
World Music for over thirty years, playing traditional offerings and bridging cultures from the Middle East to International Rock n’ Roll. They tastefully mix acoustic instruments (oud, saz, kanoon, mizmar, etc.) and vocals
in seven languages, (English, Turkish, Arabic, Farsi, Persian, French, & Spanish), with exotic rhythms and familiar grooves. Their passionate and original music leaves audiences stirred and inspired.

The Brothers of the Baladi have headlined countless colleges, festivals, concert halls, and clubs. They have shared the stage with Maria Muldaur, It’s a Beautiful Day, The Mamas and the Papas, 3 Mustaphas3, Leon
Redbone, Paul Horn, The Lovemongers(Heart), Poi Dog Pondering, and Zachary Richard, to name a few. Their credits include the 2000 Desert Rose Grammy Award, featured music on USA Network’s Core Culture, The
Holy Family of Egypt a documentary premiered in Cairo 2006, soundtracks for the Tony Award winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and Comedy of Errors, and soundtracks for over fifty Middle
Eastern videos.