Best way to get a secondary workout while on a urban hike this spring? Dancing to MWE, a Turkish-style band based in Oakland whose preferred costume of choice is a bit Skeletor meets Funny Bones, and whose music comes from one zurna, one davul, three clarinets & a riqq. They’re a self proclaimed Middle Eastern Marching Band, and their music cannot be described in words other than “intriguing, a must-hear to believe, dance-party inspiration.” If I could get them to march around with me on my birthday and provide a backdrop to my life, I’d be so in.
My preferred method of dancing when in the presence of MWE? Certainly some form of ska-inspired, floppy bones skeletal-style movement comes to mind. Mostly, I just hope others dare to join me.