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Musical group Eastern Blok comes to West Michigan

Eastern Blok Ensemble

Eastern Blok Ensemble

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Co-sponsored by MAJIC (Musical Arts for Justice in the Community) and the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids,  Eastern Blok will perform at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 250 Commerce, SW ( link to map ) at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2011.  


Eastern Blok weaves an irresistible musical tapestry of classical and jazz styles with the rich folkloric traditions of Macedonia, Bulgaria and Serbia. An extraordinarily gifted pan-cultural ensemble, they merge exotic Middle Eastern motifs with the evocative sounds of Eastern European klezmer music. Give your ears a treat when you check out selected music clips at their website; and at the concert, you will warm to the heat of the beat that Eastern Blok brings to the live stage – the perfect remedy for a cold February evening in Michigan. There is no admission fee. All donations will go to Heartside agencies and ministries to help the poor and homeless.


Musical Arts for Justice in the Community (MAJIC) is a grassroots ministry of  Bethlehem Lutheran Church that presents local and regional musicians who play public concerts to raise money for social justice organizations throughout the greater Grand Rapids area. 100% of the at-the-door donations from the 2010-2011 Series will be donated to agencies and ministries in the Heartside neighborhood to help the poor and homeless.


submitted by: Rosemary Steers

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