Hello, Lovely People!
As the seasons begin to change and we here in the Northern Hemisphere inch our way closer to Spring and the land begins to awaken the new life that has been lying dormant all winter long, we, too, are beginning to awaken to so many wonderful adventures.
On Saturday, February 19 we will be performing at the Utah Arts Alliance located at 2191 South 300 West in Salt Lake City.
This is for the event “Sending Love: A Benefit for Mike Sheffield” – This is a fundraising benefit for a local musician diagnosed with male breast cancer. Entertainment includes performances by Juana Ghani, La Décolletage, belly dancers, pole dancers, burlesque, henna artists, tarot, & more. The event begins at 9pm. Admission is $15 at the door.
On March 10 we will be playing at The Urban Lounge, 241 South 500 East in Salt Lake City as part of the Underground Cabaret , an exciting night of alt-gypsy music and dancing.
Juana Ghani, La Décolletage & Tabla Arabia will be playing with some the area’s most beautiful and entrancing belly dancers. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is $5 at the door.
Then on April 23 we will be playing at the 2011 Meeting of the Tribes at the Salt Lake City Masonic Temple, located at 650 East South Temple. The details are still coming together, but we are very excited to be a part of it this year. We’ll be sure to pass the details along as the date gets closer.
We’ve also been confirmed to play at the Earth Jam celebration this year. The organizers are still working out the final line-up, but we’ll pass that information along, too.
We have recently finished up two new songs that are now posted on our website – http://juanaghani.com - and are available for download . “Breathing” and “Whispers in the Woods” share our nightmarish carnival atmosphere with disturbing lyrics and haunting music that will follow you throughout your days and nights. Enjoy!
“Breathing” was played on Amazing Radio’s Amazing Folk Roots show this past Sunday. If you missed the original broadcast, you can always find it in the Rewind at http://www.amazingtunes.com/users/amazingrewind/tunes/47129 . (By the way, you get can a FREE download of “Breathing” in exchange for a tweet or facebook post by going here: http://www.tweetforatrack.com/juanaghani )
We just learned yesterday that “The Incredible Sadness of Sonia” has been placed in regular rotation on the Women’s Radio program Global Vision - http://bit.ly/wr-music-channel - airing from 8PM – 12AM PST (11PM – 3AM EST - time zone converter here: http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc ).
All this brings us to our recommendations for the month. Are you ready? Of course, you are!
Ouzo of Plomari - http://www.ouzoplomari.gr/site_en/index.php - Most of our music was created with the inspiration of this heavenly elixir. Opa!
La Maddalena, Sardegna - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Maddalena - Leisl lived on this small island as a child and it is one of her favorite places on the planet. It is home to the best arancini in the world, too.
Hubble photos - http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire - Sure, it’s a little (lot) geeky, but oh, so beautiful! The power of creation, the energy of destruction, the unending possibilities of eternity – it’s all there!
So, in the words Sir Bedivere to King Arthur (from Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “The Passing of Arthur”), “Arise, go forth and conquer as of old!” That is what we intend to do. So, look out world – Juana Ghani is coming at you!