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Sunday, May 27 • 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Opa Groupa
Wild Party & Dance Muisc

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:10pm - 4:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, International Folkdance Party!
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
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  • Biography Most of Rian Holmes life, has been in the pursuit of becoming a musician. He has been playing music for over 16 years and has studied many different styles of music from across the world. Playing percussion, piano, pluck string instruments, and bowed strings through out his studies. In 2011, Rian graduated from Marylhurst University with a BM in Music Composition, with a performance force on guitar, and violin. Kevin Fisher has been intensely studying music for half of his life, or the last 13 years! During that time, He has realized that music is my greatest passion and it makes him who he is today. I have studied with many great teachers and learned the standards of Western music and theory. It is my life's purpose to read write and perform music in as many different styles as my mind can comprehend. I mainly focus on stringed instruments including guitar, bass and mandolin, but I also can play percussion and sing backup vocals. During my recent experience as a classical guitarist at Marylhurst University I learned how to further optimize my skills as a productive and professional musician. From even a wee age, Cameron Edens has been playing music. He started playing the violin in orchestras through primary school, later the guitar, piano, percussion, and then the bass; finding the bass to become to his most played and studied. Currently Cameron is studding Composition and performance at Marylhurst University, where he is playing in the Symphony, and work's with MYS, a local youth orchestra. By the late 90s Charles Neal felt that his personal playing could use some more work. Also, he felt he needed a change in location. In the fall of 1996 Charles applied to the Berklee College of Music. A year later Charles was accepted to Berklee on scholarship and moved to Boston. While at Berklee Charles’ musical sense grew and his musicianship matured. , Charles is one of the top call drummers for the Portland/Vancouver area. Charles is always on the quest to surround music in his life and is in line to live his passion for music. Sara Leah is hitting the acoustic scene of Portland, unleashing reflections of 26 years of life with this Indie-folk blend of soul-honey singing and confessional lyricism. Her influences are; although, not limited to, Ella Fitzgerald, Nick Drake, Ben Harper, Mazzy Star, and glimmers of traditional Balkan. She as of recently is involved in two projects, Opa Groupa, and her own personal project called Sara Leah.