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Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble performs folk, classical and Sufi music from the Turkish, Arabic and Armenian traditions.

Led by oud player, Eric LaPerna, the group also features violinist, Michael Gallant; guitarist, Jeremey Zela, and percussionist, Doug Andrews.

At today’s concert you’ll be hearing Armenian and Turkish music including:

Zeytoun – Armenia | Hepsi Yolandir – Turkey | Dari Lolo – Armenia | Sirdus VeraUdi Hrant (Armenia) | Hele Hele – Armenia | Tamzara – Armenia | Hasret – Omar | Faruk Tekbilek (Turkey) | Zahit Bizi – Turkey | Gozlerim -Turkey | Sisler -Turkey

And some Arabic music as well, including:

Shashkin -Traditional | Riad Longa – Riad Al Sonbatii (Egypt) | Hadouni – Traditional | Fog El Nahkel – Traditional | Tahmilla – Traditional | Aya Zein – Traditional


The Casco Bay Islands Concert Series is free to the public because of the support of our sponsors: As a nonprofit, we also rely on individual donations.

We thank our sponsors and YOU for your generosity.

Casco Bay Islands Concert Series sponsors


July 7: Wed, 6:30-7:30 pm on Peaks Island: Titus Abbott Collective

July 15: Thurs. 3:00-4:00 pm on Great Diamond Island: Reflections on the Tango with Timothy Burris and Lydia Forbes

July 22: Thurs., 5:00-6:00 pm on Long Island: VentiCordi with Dean Stein and Kathleen McNerne

Aug. 5, Thurs., 2:00-3:00 pm on Chebeague Island: Fiddle and Piano Music with Ed Pearlman and Neil Pearlman

Sept 19 : Sun., 5:00-6:00 pm on Peaks Island: Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble led by Eric LaPerna

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