Karavan Sarai: Mystic Melodies, Electronic Grooves & Dance from the Silk Road

Karavan Sarai: Mystic Melodies, Electronic Grooves & Dance from the Silk Road
Friday, January 12 @ 7:30PM
Original and traditional electro-acoustic music of the Silk Road—an ancient network of caravan routes reaching from East Asia to the Mediterranean—meets ambient contemporary electronica. With the gracious power of belly dance to the colorful dances of the Indian gypsies, one is transported on a visual and sonic journey.   FEATURING: Narayan SIjan - vocals, electric oud, electric saz, programming Schirin Chams-Diba - dance, percussion   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Karavan Sarai’s debut a...
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Benefit Concert for Iran-Iraq Earthquake: Persian & Kurdish Music

Benefit Concert for Iran-Iraq Earthquake: Persian & Kurdish Music
Sunday, December 3 @ 7:30PM
A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 396 people and injuring thousands more. Moved by the tragedy of the deadliest earthquake of 2017, musician and Kermanshah native Sirvan Manhoubi brings together a group of musicians to raise both awareness and funds in support of the victims. The evening will feature Iranian and Kurdish traditional music - the first part of the performance representing grief, and the second part symbolizing t...
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Adrienne Shamszad: American Folk/Soul & Traditional Persian Songs

Adrienne Shamszad: American Folk/Soul & Traditional Persian Songs
Thursday, October 26 @ 7:30PM
Oakland-born Iranian-American artist Adrienne Shamszad blends folk, soul, and singer-songwriter elements with traditional Persian music and lyrics that are as inspired by the mystic poets of Iran as they are by the folk poet-songwriters of the 1960s and ’70s. At her Red Poppy debut, expect to hear songs from her recent EP, which features her Persian songs. Featuring: Adrienne Shamszad - vocals, guitar Schuyler Karr - bass TBA - percussion Adrienne Shamszad has traveled extensively, stu...
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Kristine Barrett: Songs of Sanctuary

Kristine Barrett: Songs of Sanctuary
Sunday, April 30 @ 7:30PM
Kristine Barrett presents an evening of experimental folk melodies exploring the concept of refuge: a place that nurtures, extends, bridges; that asks us to appeal to our highest selves, to seek deeply the difficult questions and to be brave in the face of them. Her setlist: traditional music and ritual song from Norway, Iran, Estonia, Ireland, Sephardic Spain, Hungary, Brazil, and the Republic of Georgia. Featuring: Kristine Barrett - vocals, harmonium, piano David Robert Johnson - guitar ...
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