Walk Like An Egyptian May 7-8

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Zambaleta is my favorite world music education center + in San Francisco. When they say ‘world music’ they mean it. Inclusive to all forms,  folk, gypsy jazz and rock rub shoulders with samba, raga and more.
May 7-8, the school is ring-leading a 2-day “Walk Like An Egyptian” benefit festival in San Francisco packed with great music including music from The Blank Tapes, Buxter Hoot’n, Foxtail Brigade and Quinn DeVeaux. Taking place in the Mission, not far from Zambaleta HQ, expect a part-ay.
“In Egyptian slang, the term ‘Zambaleta’ is used to describe a spontaneous cacophony. And as we have seen in recent events, zambaletas are not necessarily inconsequential. The Egyptian revolution started with a zambaleta,” says founder Mina Girgis. “We hope Zambaleta’s spirit of possibility and accessibility continues to impact our community in unforeseen ways.”

Deborah Crooks
Deborah Crooks (www.DeborahCrooks.com) is a writer, performing songwriter and recording artist based in San Francisco whose lyric driven and soul-wise music has drawn comparison to Lucinda Williams, Chrissie Hynde and Natalie Merchant.

Singing about faith, love and loss, her lyrics are honed by a lifetime of writing and world travel while her music draws on folk, rock, Americana and the blues. She released her first EP "5 Acres" in 2003 produced by Roberta Donnay, which caught the attention of Rocker Girl Magazine, selecting it for the RockerGirl Discoveries Cd. In 2007, she teamed up with local producer Ben Bernstein to complete "Turn It All Red" Ep, followed by 2008's "Adding Water to the Ashes" CD, and a second full-length CD "2010. She's currently working on a third CD to be released in 2013.

Deborah's many performance credits include an appearance at the 2006 Millennium Music Conference, the RockerGirl Magazine Music Convention, IndieGrrl, at several of the Annual Invasion of the GoGirls at SXSW in Austin, TX, the Harmony Festival and 2009's California Music Fest, MacWorld 2010, Far West Fest and many other venues and events. She toured the Northwest as part "Indie Abundance Music, Money & Mindfulness" (2009) with two other Bay Area artists, and followed up with "The Great Idea Tour of the Southwest in March 2010 with Jean Mazzei.
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