Friday, July 13th, 2012
The mid-summer heat will reach a new high as The Underground Gypsy Cabaret at Bar Deluxe (666 South State Street) returns to Salt Lake City on Friday the 13th of July, 2012 to celebrate the official release of underground Gypsy band Juana Ghani’s much anticipated CD, “Shall We Live Forever.” Salt Lake City’s South of Ramona will join in the celebration, bringing their unique folk Americana sound to the party. The night will also feature a small preview from the cast of this year's belly dance production, The Black Box Belly Dance Affair: Equal & Opposite. (http://undergroundgypsycabaret.com)
The Underground Gypsy Cabaret at Bar Deluxe is a unique club night created to feature local and touring underground musicians and an assortment of dance, cabaret, burlesque and circus performers. Throughout the night, the audience will experience a variety of exciting and exotic performers that may include belly dancers, acrobats and contortionists, aerial and trapeze artists, burlesque, magic and illusion, juggling, sword swallowing, and more, all to live original music! It is an evening of unbridled passions, pulsating rhythms and undulating melodies spun together with the elemental energies of Gypsy magic. It is a night of pure celebration.
The music for The Underground Gypsy Cabaret at Bar Deluxe is driven by Utah’s own underground Gypsy edge band Juana Ghani (http://juanaghani.com) who, according to Brian Ball of Women’s Radio, create “a musical experience like nothing else.” Juana Ghani's music is a marriage of Old World traditions and Rock-n-Roll energy all wrapped up in the dreams of Gypsy legend. It is at once lively and dark, always teetering on the edge of sanity and taunting Imagination's greatest landscapes.
The Salt Lake City based 4-piece band South of Ramona (http://southoframona.com) bring their unique blend of New Folk Americana spiced with a taste of Romani-Gypsy energy to the Underground Gypsy Cabaret at Bar Deluxe. The lively guitar licks, deconstructed bluegrass banjo, and weathered vocals create a rock-and-roll that is steeped in American folk sensibilities while giving them a distinctly unique and modern edge. As Joe Wolfe-Mazeres of Ear to the Ground says, “This is a band with a unique sound and bright future.”
The Black Box Belly Dance Affair (http://blackboxaffair.com), which will take place on August 18 at the Leona Wagner Black Box Theater, is Utah’s premier belly dance showcase, featuring the very best dancers in the state. It is energizing, seductive, intriguing, alluring entertainment artistry at its very best as it takes you on a journey of Middle-Eastern dance, from classical Egyptian to flirty Cabaret to edgy Tribal Fusion and everything in between.
Featured performers for this Underground Gypsy Cabaret include belly dance beauties Amanda Borba and Kelsey Covington, the entrancing tribal fusion of Michelle Sorensen, the seductive fun of Salt City Sirens Burlesque, the mind-boggling magic of Crepsley the Magician, San Francisco’s most amazing pole dance Xandra Motley, and many more exciting, spine-tingling acts.