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Sounds Like: Dick Dale, il Troubadore

Bio: Since 2006, Ishtar has been Pittsburgh's Vintage Bellydance Band. Ishtar is comprised of Melissa Murphey on clarinet and Jeff Chmielarski on electric bass. Guest stars on percussion: Ian Green, Julian Broughton, and Ayleeza Quatrocchi on riq.

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Ishtar has a show on 09/06/2014 at 05:00 PM @ Bricolage Theater in Pittsburgh, PA... http://t.co/u509rXtrDY


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  • Sat

    Sep 6

    Pittsburgh, PA, US | 5:00pm

    Pittsburgh, PA, US
    Sat Sep 06 5:00pm


    Ishtar performs with the dance troupe La Belle Sultana and Berna!

  • Fri

    Sep 12

    Pittsburgh, PA, US | 8:00pm

    Pittsburgh, PA, US
    Fri Sep 12 8:00pm


    Free show at the intimate Papa D's Kitchen in Oakland. The show will rock, but it is a small venue, so arrive early to get a seat. We will play 2 sets starting at 8:30/9pm. This will be our last free show for a while, so stop by and check us out while you can! Smoke free venue 21+ Bar cuisine, beer and mixed drinks available.

  • Sun

    Sep 28

    Washington Dc, DC, US | 11:00am
    Washington DC Turkish Fest...
    Washington Dc, DC, US
    Sun Sep 28 11:00am
  • Sat

    Oct 18

    Somerset, NJ, US | 11:00am

    Somerset, NJ, US
    Sat Oct 18 11:00am


    Ishtar is a house band for Rakkasah East, the most prestigious bellydance convention on the East Coast. Dance all day, party all night!

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    Nov 8

    Pittsburgh, PA, US | 6:00pm

    Pittsburgh, PA, US
    Sat Nov 08 6:00pm


    Simply the best bellydance competition in the USA. Contestants pick a song from a hat, to be played by the house band Ishtar and are judged in their ability to dance to a bellydance classic. This is not a choreography competition. This is demonstrating skill in bellydance improvisation to a live band.

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  • Natalla y Los Suenos (Artist) Natalla y Los Suenos
    awesome music
  • Kevin Kess (Fan) Kevin Kess
    I came across you guys when I met your clarinet player on Google+. I had heard about you guys. But, I've yet to see you guys perform, though. I think I even subscribed to yo...
    Awesome grooves and sounds here, I'm glad to be a fan!
  • Ivy Sky (Artist) Ivy Sky
    Ishtar! I found you! Yeah...I love it all...everything you do. Big Love:-)
    great performance and pro. sound-nice tunes- greets from Vanilla moon
  • Amara (Fan) Amara
    love ALL your music, esp Lailet Hob :)
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Q: RastaMiles is looking for a great opening act for the Sonic Temple June 29th, Interested? Jah Bless
A: We are available. Email me at melissa.murphey91@gmail.com with details.

Asked by RastaMiles. Answered on Tue Jun 11 2013

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