Peasants Abroad - Turkish Fusion
Peasants Abroad was created by Nox in 2010 when a group of friends came together to perform for an Annaprashana ceremony. They blended traditional and modern music, instruments and dance to create a unique flavor for the event. More performances followed, sometimes as an instructional presentation, other times for entertainment, but always for fun.
Peasants Abroad has performed throughout southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, Michigan and did a special "Dust Devils" tour at Burning Man 2012 in northern Nevada.
The current band lineup includes Richard Miller (Nox) on traditional percussion such davul, tar, and darbuka; with Thomas Moore (Nazario Chickpeazio) on oud , lavta, flute and vocals. Other members have included Michi Regier (Mavpochka) on violin and Steven White on bass.
We are often graced with lovely and talented belly dancers at our performances. These include: Rana Regina, Tamarind Tribal, Shana, and Bella Luna.
Turkish Fusion is the style of music - steeped in tradition and interpreted with our own unique experiences and tastes.