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Up-And-Coming Group Bandoleros to Perform in Concert at Owens Community College, Friday, May 3

The six members of Bandoleros are Wesam Isho, vocalist; Johnny Shabander, guitarist/vocalist; Ashoor Isho, guitarist/vocalist; Suham Isho, guitarist/vocalist; Ferris Horemz, percussionist/conga player; and Frederico D'Antoni, keyboardist.

One of the most up-and-coming bands in the United States, Bandoleros will bring their energized world music to Northwest Ohio performing in concert at Owens Community College on Friday, May 3.

Beginning at 8 p.m., the Chicago-based group is currently touring in support of its highly-anticipated second album, Bandolero, a fusion of flamenco, pop, rumba and folk music from around the world. The concert will be at the Owens Student Health and Activities Center (SHAC) on the Toledo-area Campus, which is on Oregon Road located four miles from Downtown Toledo.

Their music, often compared to that of the world famous Gipsy Kings, combines percussive guitars, driving drums and haunting vocals to create a sound which blends Spanish, Mediterranean and African influences.

"It is very exciting to have such a nationally-recognized group performing at Owens Community College," said Dermot Forde, Owens Student Activities Coordinator. "Bandoleros is a dynamic group which creates a multicultural musical experience for their audiences like no other."

Performing over 200 shows per year since 1995, Bandoleros has played in more than 100 different venues, nightclubs and colleges from Miami's South Beach to San Jose, California.

The six members of the group are Wesam Isho, vocalist; Johnny Shabander, guitarist/vocalist; Ashoor Isho, guitarist/vocalist; Suham Isho, guitarist/vocalist; Ferris Horemz, percussionist/conga player; and Frederico D'Antoni, keyboardist.

Tickets for the concert, which is open to the general public, are $5 and now on sale. Tickets also will be made available the night of the event. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the SHAC Service Desk at (567) 661-7975 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7975.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing community college of its size in the nation. On the Toledo-area and Findlay campuses, Owens serves more than 36,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and the lowest tuition in Northwest Ohio. Owens Community College offers over 100 career-oriented programs and majors in Agriculture, Business, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.

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