"California Dreamin'
American Tribal Music and Dance"

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Bal~Anat


Ernest Fischbach was the Band Leader and music composer for Jamila Salimpour's Belly Dance Troupe, "Bal~Anat" 1969-73. His music for Jamila has been called, "American Tribal".
June 30th of this year Ernie will debut his new band for "Bal~Anat" with Jamila's daughter, Suhaila Salimpour, dancing and Ernie's daughter, Melissa Fischbach on drums.




musicians, dancers of BalAnat
Photo by Deborah Fischbach at the July 28th performance.

Bal~Anat also performed at 2002 Rakkasah in March and July 2001 in Oakland Ca.for Rakkasah's "Summer Caravan" three day event. The Bal~Anat band, "Zincali" includes; Ernie + Melissa Fischbach, David Brown, Chris Caswell and Brian Steeger, on oboes, bagpipes and drums. BalAnat usually adds a few drummers not listed here (with Zincali musicians).

black and white photo of marching oboe band with Bal~Anatat the Rennaissance Pleasure Faire
Left to right; Alex Bernstein (student), Ernie Fischbach, David Brown, Chris Caswell and Brian Steeger.
The Bal~Anat Rennaissance Pleasure Faire oboe band, photo by Barbara Brown.



Here's some photos Barbara took at Gargole studios in Graton.

Brian Steeger playing double reed pipe    Ernie Fischbach playing Oud
Melissa, Deborah and Ernie Fischbach in the studio.   David Brown on spike fiddle

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