Tuesday, April 28, 2015

It's Circus Time!

We had so much fun throwing a circus for Excellence in the Community at the Gallivan Center last summer that we're doing it again!  This time we're taking the party to the Viridian Center in West Jordan, Utah, on May 9. 

Salt Lake City, Utah – Local acoustic Gypsy punk band Juana Ghani will perform at the Excellence in the Community Concert Series on Saturday, May 9th at the Viridian Center (8030 South 1825 West) in West Jordan.

Utah-based Juana Ghani is a 10-piece acoustic Gypsy rock band that mixes original compositions and traditional world folk songs, infusing them with punk energy and theatric sensibility to create a cabaret-meets-rock-n-roll feel. Accompanied by belly dancers, aerialists, fire dancers, and cirque performers, Juana Ghani puts on a raucous and charismatic show, drawing influences from such Gypsy/World punk troubadours as Gogol Bordello, Firewater and Viza – all with a poetic balladry likened to that of Tom Waits and Nick Cave. Juana Ghani’s Gypsy Circus is more than a concert; it is a show. And Juana Ghani is more than a band; they are a community.

Performing with Juana Ghani will be Tabla Arabia (Middle Eastern drums), Amina (belly dance, swords), Jenn Shamsa (belly dance), LaNae (belly dance), LeyLa & Paris (Bollywood), Chad Rockstar (stilts, fire), Heidi-Lyn Butterfly (stilts, fire, hoop), Miss Rio (fire, hoop), August (magic), Celeste McCulley (magic, balloons), Hope Banrion (aerial), Heather Garden (belly dance, fans) and Elias “Lefty” Caress (Ringmaster, magic, juggling).

The Viridian Center is located at 8030 South 1825 West in West Jordan, Utah. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:00pm. Admission is free for all ages.

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