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Dinner and a Show: Ishtar to Perform

Posted by istanbulgrille on 11 February 2009

Ishtar will be playing the classics of Turkey and the Mediterranean at the Istanbul Grille on Feb 27. For reservations call 412-325-3347


Ishtar is comprised of Melissa Murphey on clarinet, Jeff Chmielarski on electric bass, Rob Metil on Fender Stratocaster guitar, Mark DeFilippo on darbuka, and Beth DeFilippo on riq. Playing their own unique interpretation of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean folk melodies, Ishtar performs songs that were popular in the bellydancing nightclub scene during the mid-20th century. This exceptional fusion of traditional songs with surf rock elements has become: BellyRock. The evening will also feature belly dancer Janim. You can learn more about Ishtar at or and about Janim at


One Response to “Dinner and a Show: Ishtar to Perform”

  1. Josh! Is there still reservation space for Feb. 27th?? Tony & I would love to be there! email or post on my or Tony’s facebook page.
    or I’ll have Tony bug you about it later in the night!

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