Juana Ghiani was an experience that went far beyond the bandstand. They have a familial tribal vibe going on that makes a fun atmosphere long before the music starts to play. Once they get started, the music kicks into dance-time, with clean controlled rhythms and expressive singing. I’ve experienced these same Euro-Folk vibes in France, England, and Holland ... the inclusiveness and simple fun are impossible to beat
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Juana Ghani’s music is fast, fun and easy to listen to. The costumes fit the gypsy theme and there was a lot of color everywhere. There was a good sized band that night, including a tuba player and a guy banging a Bodhran style drum. The fire dancers were graceful but exciting and hard to look away from. The aerial dancer kept people on their toes with her acrobatic performance using only silks hanging from a metal frame sort of like a swing set. A man in a bat-like costume dancing on stilts fascinated people with his balance and interesting attire. The belly dancers were fun to watch, with their jerky movements styled in such a way that makes it all look graceful. Their last song had the audience up and dancing around.
It was a good night for Juana Ghani, audience members and all involved. The Gypsy Circus was a couple of hours spent in good, clean fun. The show was all ages so even kids were having a good time. It might be a good idea to check what’s going on through Facebook or their website to find out when the next one is.
Natalie Jones, Examiner.com May 19, 2015