Our Bands

The Bands  - Rakkasah East 2018
Friday 8:15pm - 9pm - Anka Kusu
Saturday 3:16pm - 4pm - Anka Kusu
Saturday 8:16pm - 9pm - Efendi
Sunday 1:16pm - 2pm - Efendi
Sunday 4:16 - 5pm - Anka Kusu

Anka Kusu

The Anka Kusu Band is a Central NJ based troupe of musicians who offer a unique and refreshing blend of music that has its roots in Israel, Turkey, Armenia, Egypt, The Balkans, Greece, Syria, and other points in the Middle East, all presented with just a touch of an American edge.  This sound that evokes images of long ago and far away has been part of the local community since their founding in 2008.  The current lineup, who have been working together since 2010, includes Jack Lowry, Thomas Berger and Chuck Eckert, and are sometimes joined by Miriam Berger or Linda Finne as well.

Website: www.AnkaKusu.net

Clips of some of their music can be heard on their CDBaby site: https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/AnkaKusu

Their full Play List can be found here: http://www.ankakusu.net/play-list


Scott Wilson - Efendi
Exciting belly dance music from Turkey, Egypt, Greece, Israel, and the Middle East. Scott Wilson and his group have been playing in NYC's west village for years.

Band Members: Scott Wilson - Baglama Hydra, Jim Nordstrom - Bass Guitar, Carmine T. Guida - Doumbek, Leni Cohen - Bass Doumbek
Email: mellow111@aol.com      Web: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/efendi4 Phone: 917-846-3106