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About Namaste oops! Say it!  
The band was formed in 1991.  
Lynn Stover served with the Peace Corps in Tunisia, where he fell in love with the people and the culture. He learned to sing in Arabic and play the darbouka, a ceramic drum which is prominant in North African and Middle Eastern music.

The Professor

Dave Moyar, long fascinated by African-American music and culture, played electric bass in R&B and funk bands.

Dr Mo

His interest in the roots of this music exposed him to African artists and grooves.

El Negrito

Together, they joined with Julian Aguirre, a guitarist raised in Montevideo. He grew up with the rhythms of South America and the influence of electric guitar heroes like Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa.
They performed as a trio until Jeff Coleman joined on second guitar and accordion, sometime around 1993 or 4.

Dad

He has played punk, bluegrass, and almost everything between.
The rhythm section has since been augmented by Jeph Rebert. His Latin percussion (congas, timbales) and improvisation on a variety of hand percussion greatly increased the rhythmic range of the band.

Jeph

Namaste performs regularly at festivals, colleges, coffee houses and bookstores. Some notable appearances:

The Bethlehem Music Fest '97
Celebration of Cultures Street Fair Lancaster PA '94-'00
Penn State Capitol Campus '98
Gettysburg College '96
Countdown '95-'96 Lancaster PA
The Wire New Cumberland PA '94 through '97
Borders' Books, Lancaster PA- York PA- Towsen MD
10,000 Villages, Ephrata PA- Fells Point MD- Bryn Mawr PA

the basement...back to Namaste home

  on the road... Tour dates