Thursday, November 17, 2011

East is East

Click Here to Listen to Audio Clip of Performance! (16 minutes)
We were welcomed by Poncho & Sal to join their tribe and extended family of musicians for their regular Sunday night performance at East is East restaurant/gallery. Navaro, who performs with them regularly, led us in a long, journeying, invocational song, aptly titled 'Orere'. (Sunday, August 21, 2011)

Mystic Nights Of The Silk Road

At Chai Gallery, we have created a community of artists, musicians & passionate individuals of like taste to make our world better through a celebration of music, dance, culture and selfless service.

Chai has dreamy and romantic ambience, yet it is a home away from home. When you come to Chai we want you to kick off your shoes and take an exotic journey to the east with your senses. Each detail has been carefully selected to provide an authentic experience that will make your imaginations soar.

Come and be transported to another world.

Poncho & Sal - Rio Samaya Band
Pancho and Sal are based in Vancouver, Canada.

Born in San Jorge, Argentina, Pancho wrote poems from a young age. He moved to Europe to follow his dreams of playing the guitar and sharing his songs with the world. After touring in many countries, he became a troubadour style musician in the 80's in Sweden.

Playing with Gypsies in the South of France, he learned rumbas and flamenco. His compositions reflect these influences of flamenco and other folk rhythms. After years of exchange with other musicians, his original music has a wide diversity of styles.

Sal, who was born in England and raised in Canada, met Pancho in Cuzco, Peru, and from then on together as a family and musical duo have established a name for themselves. Sal compliments the music with her vocals, accordion, shakers, chachas, bombo and guitar.

They have a unique poetic style of translating simultaneously from Spanish to English.

You can enjoy Pancho and Sal at Folk Festivals, Community Centers, schools, restaurants, dance shows, concerts in the parks and numerous other events.

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