Saturday, March 1st consider checking out Atlas resident DJ E3, Cheb I Sabbah, David Starfire, Salar Nader, Riffat Sultana and all the other acts at this event. I would definitely recommend taking advantage of any opportunity to see a Sufi singer in Portland.
Monday March 3rd at the Crystal Ballroom our August 2007 Atlas guest Joro-Boro returns alongside Balkan Beat Box, MarchFourth Marching Band and DJ Global Ruckus. Joro-Boro and DJ Global Ruckus will also be playing an after party at the Crown Room.
It used to be that you could count on Zakir Hussain playing Portland several times a year. Well it feels like many years since he has been up here, so mark Tuesday, April 15th on your calendars. He will be returning with another iteration of his Masters of Percussion troupe, which I can’t recommend highly enough. Be prepared for astounding flights of percussive virtuosity. The clay pot (ghatam) master T.H. Vinayakram is still my favorite.
It is rare that any shows ever hit Portland that Anjali and I have any interest in, so I am excited about going out to have some fun. Hope to see you there.