Sounds Like: Dick Dale, il Troubadore
Since 2006, Ishtar has been Pittsburgh's Vintage Bellydance Band. Ishtar is comprised of Melissa Murphey on clarinet and Jeff Chmielarski on electric bass, Bryan Bowman on darbuka and Tom Estlack on guitar. Guest stars on percussion: Julian Broughton and Ayleeza Quatrocchi on riq.
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“Listening to Ishtar, you can’t help but get up and dance. Although the band performs songs that were popular in belly dance clubs over fifty years ago, they acknowledge that as Westerners, their techniques and internal musical leanings sway toward an American feel.”