Orkestar Bez Ime (OBI)
Orkestar Bez Ime [or-KESS-tar behz EE-meh], meaning "orchestra without a name" in Bulgarian, was formed in 2002 to bring Balkan dance music to the Upper Midwest. Since then OBI has performed throughout the US to much critical acclaim. Its members strive to bring you the sounds of the village with a presentation as festive as the music itself. Focusing on Eastern Europe and music of the Rom (Gypsy) people, OBI's repertoire reaches from Albania to Ukraine, with plenty of stops inbetween. Orkestar Bez Ime is a winner of the 2011-2012 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Performing Musicians administered by MacPhail Center for Music.
Upcoming Shows for Orkestar Bez Ime (OBI)
No experience necessary! Dance all night at this family-friendly Balkan-style dance party, featuring live music by Orkestar Bez Ime with guest Eric Ray and dance instruction by Ethnic Dance Theatre's Donald LaCourse. Throughout the evening, you'll get to enjoy music from Eastern Europe and learn village dances--some as simple as walking. This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Hamline University and Minnesota Global Arts Institute, thanks to a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
The dance party takes place in the Bush Center Ballroom (across the way from Sundin Music Hall on the Hamline University Campus).
Parking is free on the Hamline campus.
More info about all of the weekend's series events is at http://fourcornersofeurope.wordpress.com/muzika-natalie-nowytski/
Join OBI for a family-friendly afternoon performance at the library! *PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ADDRESS IS DIFFERENT THAN WHERE THE ONLINE SYSTEM WANTS TO MAP IT.*
7711 Kerber Blvd, Chanhassen
Join OBI for a family-friendly afternoon performance at the library!
4201 6th Ave. NW, Anoka