DANYAVAAD: Gypsy World Middle Eastern
VIDEO: Watch and listen to the self titled song Danyavaad.
Danyavaad & The Shimmy Sisters is a five - eight piece gypsy / bellydance / rock band and performance artists based out of San Diego, Calif. In the six years we've been together we have released a two disc CD/DVD "March of the Gypsies" , was nominated Best World Artist and Album in the San Diego Music Awards, been praised on America's Got Talent (video), and performed throughout California, Nevada, Texas, Florida and Mexico. They've contributed to the experience of Wanderlust, Burning Man, EarthDance, and various belly dance festivals. This is just the beginning of sharing thier artful spirit with each other and you.
Danyavaad plays live original Middle Eastern flavored music featuring the electric sitar and tribal drum beats. They create an atmosphere of Middle Eastern lounge mixed with Indian vibes and rock. The unique songs are originals by vocalist/sitarist Greg Vaughan, percussionist Gabriel Penix, and DJ/bassist Sandy Bagri. Danyavaad means "thank you" in Hindi.
2009 nominated Best World Band by San Diego Music Awards.
2005 San Diego’s Guitarmageddon Champion
INSTRUMENTS: electric baby sitar, saz, cumbus, vocals, dumbek, djembe, chimes, symbol, violin, and bass. Songs are originals sung in English, Farsi and Hungarian, and includes instrumentals.
The Shimmy Sisters are an Authentic Middle Eastern Duo with an eclectic Twist. They are not your ordinary belly dancers. They are unique, entertaining, and extraordinary professionals at creating experiences you'll always remember with their belly dance skill, fire dancing, sword balancing, snake charming and so much more!
2006 Award Winning Ultimate Troupe Hips Of Fury
2007 People's Choice Belly dancer of the Universe Troupe