BAZEEN / Music of North Africa

South Stage – Friday, 6:00 – 6:45 PM

The name Bazeen is derived from North Africa, specifically a Libyan ‘soul food’ dish. It is hardy, succulant and spicy. No wonder, that Raj, Adnan, and Bryan agreed that this sensual food should be the name of their music ensemble. The melodies and rhythms of the North African culture are fully alive in their music. BAZEEN has been together for 15 years playing at ethnic festivals, belly dancing performances, concerts and private parties. You’ll hear North African and Arabic instruments; the oud, riq, doumbek, and dahola, as well as a Peruvian drum called the cajon. This music will stir your body and soul, and continue long after they stop playing!