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April 2024 #34 - Top 40 for Gypsy Influence LAY WITH THE LIONS (track)
January 2024 #36 - Top 40 for Gypsy Influence CONSTANTINE (track)
December 2023 #25 - Top 40 for Mediterranean Influence ARIA OF BITTERNESS (track)
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About: Cover for our new cd Land Of The Great Horses
About: Cafe Antarsia Ensemble "Land Of The Great Horses"
About: Nikos Brisco, Ruth Margraff & Slobodan Dan Paich
About: Nikos Brisco Live Trap Door Theatre Chicago
About: CAFE ANTARSIA ENSEMBLE Press Shot
About: Three Graces Live Theatre with C.A.E
ABOUT
Cafe Antarsia Ensemble was created in New York City in 2002; the ensemble began for scoring the live theatre created by multi-instrumentalist Nikos Brisco and playwright Ruth Margraff. The addition of core members Rami El-Aasser and Ron Riley gave the ensemble the proper membership to create new songs that would support club and concert performances as well as live scores.

C.A.E. is an art music ensemble using old forms and styles in rebellion to popular music and culture. We are creating New Rebetiko and bringing in influences from Balkan Gypsy, Middle Eastern percussion and rhythms, as well as old deep Americana and blues.

The ensemble is currently spread out between NYC and Chicago and offers performances in many forms as a duo, trio, quartet, and full ensemble of five. C.A.E. has toured and researched in many cultures internationally and in the U.S. We are committed to global union and peace through music and art.
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