Sherefe Gigs
Sherefé is a Boulder-based ensemble of musicians devoted to performing Middle Eastern & Balkan Music Upcoming performances include the following:

Saturday afternoon, March 20, 1999, 3:00-6:00
Persian New Year celebration – “Navruz”
Tadjik Teahouse, between Canyon & Arapahoe on 13th St.

Friday & Saturday, March 26 & 27, 8:00pm
Sherefe Dance Show plus Dance Party: Eva Cernik & Rooshana from Denver, Myra Morris from Santa Fe
Maria Benitez Theatre, Radisson Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Price: $12 - $15
For tickets call Kicks Dancewear: 505-982-9277or Myra Morris: 505-986-6164
Show produced by Myra Morris

Saturday, April 10th, 8:00 pm
Dances of the the Seven Veils
Sherefe plus dancers: Rooshana, Siovanna (Lehaila) el Nashir, Sherifa, Diana, Eva Cernik
Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th & Tennyson, Denver
Price: $12 (for info call 794-3301)
Show produced by Rooshana

Note price reduction:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Apr 15, 16&17 at 7:30pm
and Sunday, Apr 18, 2:00pm
Cameron Powers, Zahara & James Hoskins of Sherefe back up
Titanya Monique Dahlin in her production of
Scheherazade, The Veil Behind the Blade
The Nomad Theater, 1410 Quince Ave, Boulder—call 303-443-7510 for tickets
Door: $15; In Advance: $12

Sunday, April 25, 7pm
Bridging the Mediterranean – Cairo to Istanbul & Beyond
Belly Dance Show & Middle Eastern Dance Party
Sherefe with Eva, Anisa, Rafiah, Titanya & Break Dance by Ricki & Friends
Mizel Museum (north entrance), 560 S. Monaco Pkwy (between Leetsdale & Alameda)
Price: $12 at door; $10 in advance
Food ticket for 2 drinks & tasty dips: $8 (advance purchase recommended)
Show produced by Eva
Advance purchase: or 303-573-7610

Saturday, May 1, 8:45 pm
Middle Eastern Dance Party
Sherefe members: Jesse, James, Cameron, Zahara
Highroad Gym 5825 W 6th Ave., Denver 274-2186
Price: Free to those appearing in turbans or veils; $5 to those not in costume

Sunday, May 2, 8-10 pm
Cameron Powers – solo oud – background music
Trident Coffeehouse, 940 Pearl, Boulder

Friday, May 7, 8:00 pm
Natasha & Silk Road Ensemble
Middle Eastern Music & Dance
Cameron Powers & Meg York
accompanied by percussionists James Messerich & Richard
Small Circle Imports
11th & Francis, Longmont – 303-682-5086
for more info call Natasha: 303-772-4267

Sunday, May 9th, 7:30 pm
Feyyat Gokce, saz & vocals
Zahara – percussion, Jesse Manno – saz
Unitarian Church
5001 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder
Price: $10
Fayyat will be available for private saz lessons;
call 303-447-1461

Friday, May 21st, 8:30 p.m
“unplugged” concert by Jesse Manno, Beth Quist, Zahara & Meg York
Grace Lutheran Church
corner of 13th and Euclid, at 1001 13th Street, Boulder
doors will open at 8:15 p.m.
Price: $10 (suggested donation)
Please remember a pew pillow!

Sunday, June 13, 8-10 pm
Cameron Powers – solo oud – background music
Trident Coffeehouse, 940 Pearl, Boulder

Saturday, June 19, 6-8 PM
Boulder International Festival,
in front of the Court House in Boulder
Price: Free

Saturday, August 14th
World Music Fest – noon to night
Sherefe to play on Stage 2 from 4:15 - 5:15 pm
There will be 2 stages with continuous music and dance.
The lineup also includes Colcannon, Laughing Hands, Planina, The New
Land Balkan Band, Chimanimani, Candela Pura, Los Guracheros de Boulder,
Yaocan Chen, Strunz & Farah and more to come. It is at Roger’s Grove which is a scenic
arboretum and park along the Saint Vrain River south of 3rd on Hover in Longmont.
More info. call 303-682-5080.
We have a webpage at
Email to
Price: Free to the public except for the finale show with Strunz and Farah
at 7pm in the main tent--$16.
Tickets available at Small Circle, H.B. Woodsongs, and Gutiars Etc.
Show produced by Steve Mullins

Sunday, Sept 5 – 1-3pm
In front of Tadjik Teahouse in Boulder at Arts & Crafts Mkt

Sat Sept 11th, 8 pm & Sun Sept 12th, 2 pm
Scheherezade at Mercury Café, Denver
Price: presale: $10 (call 303-530-5439)
door: $12

Saturday, Oct 2, 8:00 pm (Dance Party follows concert)
Sherefe plus dancers: Eva Cernik, Elizabeth Artemis Mourat, Suzanna del Vecchio, Shireen Malik, Titanya Dahlin, Badra, Sultan’s Pride Troop, Hany (direct from Alexandria, Egypt in his US debut).
Swallow Hill Music Hall, 71 E. Yale Ave, Denver (near Broadway south of Evans)
Price: $15
Tickets can be purchased from Swallow Hill Box Office: 303-777-1003
For General Information call Eva Cernik at 303-573-7610
Show produced by Eva Cernik
Workshops on Turkish Romani Dance & History taught by Artemis Mourat on Oct 2 & 3

Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Oct 24, 8:00pm
(not a sherefe gig but he’s one of our teachers)
“The Poetry of Peace, Spiritual Music of the Middle East”
Featuring Omar Faruk Tekbilek and Davka
Sunday Oct 24th 7:30 p.m.
The Boulder Theater -- 2032 14th St. Boulder CO
$18.50 and $24.50 (gold circle – assigned seating)
Tickets available at the Boulder Theater Box office (303)786-7030
and at Twist and Shout in Denver (303) 545-6611
and at Bart’s CD Cellar in Boulder (303) 447-8150

Workshop with Omar Faruk Tekbilek
(not a sherefe gig but he’s one of our teachers)
“An Overview of Middle Eastern Music and Rhythms
Lecture and Demonstrations
Sat. Oct. 23rd 4:00-6:30
$25.00/$15.00 students
The University of Colorado
Imig Music Bldg
Call: 303-415-5790 for further info & registration for workshop

Friday, Nov 5 – 7pm
Sherefe Music concert
Abiquiu, New Mexico
Price: $10
Call: Rabia 505-685-4500

Saturday, Nov 6 – 8:00pm
Emerald Night: A journey along the Nile in Music & Dance
Belly Dance Show – featuring dancers from New Mexico:
Sakti, Diane, Anne, Deborah, Sally
Maria Benitez Theatre, Radisson Hotel,
750 No. St. Francis
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Price: $16
Call: 505-466-0413 or 505-466-0413

Sunday, Nov 7, 6-9 pm
Sherefe Music concert
Old Taos Inn, Taos, New Mexico
For more info call Annie Wallace at Taos Inn

Friday, Nov 12th, 7:30 pm
Sherefe “Unplugged” – acoustic concert & recording session
Grace Lutheran Church, 1001 13th St (on the hill) in Boulder,
Suggested donation: $10 at the door

Friday, Dec 3, 8:30 pm ‘til whenever…
Middle Eastern Dance Party
Live Music by: Cameron Powers, Meg York, James Messerich, Josh Levin
The Bantaba World Music & Dance Studio on the SW corner of
Broadway & Table Mesa Blvd in Boulder. That’s in the ‘Savers’ store parking lot on
the far south side, near Rad hardware.
Cost: $5 suggested donation to cover hall rental & band.
Food: pot-luck bevs, munchies & finger-foods greatly
appreciated. (Please, no dark-colored, staining drinks, especially red wine.)

Sat., Dec. 4, 8 pm, Charlotte York Irey theater, CU Boulder campus,
Beth Quist Show with Jesse Manno and James Hoskins, lighting by Bob Shannon,
$9 at the door.
Friday, Dec 10th, 7:00pm
Sherefe “Unplugged” – near acoustic concert & recording session
Featuring Arabic Music with special guest Nabil on violin
Grace Lutheran Church, 1001 13th St (on the hill) in Boulder
Suggested donation: $10 at the door