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Tarik & Julia Banzi


Oud/Ney/percussion, Guitar (dance optional) with Charlie Bisharat (Violin), Emily Miles (Vocals) or Laura Dubroca (Dance)


With Emily Miles, multi-lingual vocalist. Songs sung in Spanish, Ladino and Turkish, as well as a distinctly North American element to the Al-Andalus Ensemble, adding American roots and blues influences to the group's already multicultural repertoire. Add trumpet and drums for some serious fun!


“Journey from Baghdad to Cordoba” Interactive, educational program featuringoud, ney, percussion, guitar, viola, andalusian and flamenco dance. Award winning program designed especially for Young Audiences(K-12) "Journey from Baghdad to Cordoba"


A-Andalus Group Formations Many combinations,Trumpet (Gavin Bondy), Drums (Anthony Jones)...

CONCERT & FESTIVAL (4-9 artists)

Danceable, festive, outdoor, World, Jazz, International combination of oud/ney/percussion, guitar + voice, violin, dance, trumpet, drums, bass, piano Al-Andalus Ensemble


Women's Andalusian Ensembles, Seven Centuries of Silence


Lectures, workshops and residencies. In addition, Julia Banzi (Ph.D.) teaches guitar at Lewis & Clark College and Reed College in addition to private students.

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"They left the stage amid wild applause--A performance by Tarik & Julia Banzi is a valuable lesson in musical culture, and a delightful musical experience!"
-Tim Olsen founder/editor of American Lutherie.

"Standing ovations are the norm for Al-Andalus, audiences are overcome!"
-Marta Colburn, Portland State University Middle East Studies Center.