The Blue Dot Ensemble: Pedro Bonatto (percussion), Georgia Hathaway (violin), Sanaz Nakhjavani (kanun), Demetrios Petsalakis (oud) and Iana Komarnytska (dance).

ABOUT THE BLUE DOT ENSEMBLE

The Blue Dot Ensemble explores world music and dance with a focus on cultures from the Middle East, Mediterranean, Balkans and Central Asia. The band’s vision of fusing elements of different traditions brings a unique blend of multi-cultural influences, celebrating the interconnected nature of our world through artistic expression.

IMAGES & THOUGHTS

If you are interested in ‘origin stories’, you may want to check out this blog post by Pedro Bonatto, the lead drummer with the Blue Dot Ensemble. There, he talks about the idea behind the group, the early concepts (like the sketch in this post), the story so far, and some plans for the future. You can read it here

NEW VIDEO

This video features Persian dance by Iana Komarnytska with music by the Blue Dot Ensemble, showcasing a medley of the Persian song "Baroon Barooneh" and the Brazilian song "Asa Branca". Shot and edited by Pedro Bonatto in locations in Cyprus.