Photo courtesy of Adham Shaikh’s website                                Adham Shaikh and the Outworld Orkestra will be performing at Errington War Memorial Hall on March 25.

Photo courtesy of Adham Shaikh’s website Adham Shaikh and the Outworld Orkestra will be performing at Errington War Memorial Hall on March 25.

Composer, electronic artist performing at Errington War Memorial Hall

Adham Shaikh and Outworld Orkestra’s concert on March 25

Adham Shaikh, an Emmy- and Juno-nominated world fusion composer and electronic artist, will be playing at Errington War Memorial Hall on Saturday.

Tickets are general admission for the March 25 concert at the hall. Tickets, which are $20, can be purchased at Cranky Dog Music, Heaven on Earth, Errington General Store and at the door.

There will be a dance floor for all ages at this show. For more information, visit www.erringtonhall.bc.ca.

With 25 years experience rocking dance floors around the globe with his unique blend of natural and electronic sounds, Shaikh’s work is a multicultural blend of electronic dance music, Dub, hip-hop, seamlessly combined with samba, bhangra, dervish grooves, tribal trance, Balkan and Ukrainian world grooves.

With releases on labels such as Interchill, Black Swan and his own imprint Sonic Turtle Records, Shaikh’s discovery covers ground from the ambient to the floor-filling up-tempo. His collaborative projects DreamTree, and Outworld Orkestra bring together musicians of diverse talents and skills and blends them into live performances.

For the Errington show, Shaikh will be accompanied by Outworld Orkestra

His World Fusion project features Ben Johnson, Shine Edgar, Gemma Luna, Michael Fraser. Outworld Orkestra will be accompanying Shaikh for the Errington concert.

Johnson has studied jazz drumming since the age of 12 and began playing professionally in 1997 as a percussionist with the Rembetika Hipsters, a Greek music group based in Calgary.

Edgar is a world-renowned Australian didjeridu master and has been performing and teaching for close to 20 years. He learned about didjeridu healing from an Indigenous Aboriginal elder in 1991, and later offered sound healing at Hollyhock on Cortes Island.

Luna, a multimedia artist, is a dancer. She is influenced by belly dancing traditions from the Middle East. Luna is the voice of Outworld Orkestra, acting as a singer and MC.

Fraser is a violinist who has adapted his skill set to the electronic dance music world.

Fusing traditional instruments from around the globe with pulsing electronic beats, synthesizers, live looping and a good measure of improvisation, the show is complimented by custom-designed visuals by Onbeyond Metamedia, and contemporary folk dance performances of Slava Doval and Guests. This is a rich audio/visual journey through the Middle East, Tibet, Australia, Brazil, Africa, India, Russia and Balkans.

Shaikh’s work as both a live performer and a DJ has taken him to international festivals, events, and night clubs, including the Waveform Festival (U.K.), Samothraki Dance Festival (Greece), Dakini Nights (Tokyo), Luminate and The Maori Peace Festival at Parihaka (New Zealand) and Boom Festival (Portugal).

He has toured extensively across Canada, with highlight performances at the Vancouver Folk Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival and the Shambhala Music Festival.

— Submitted by Errington War Memorial Hall