At the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401 | Box Office: 310 434 3200
Mamak and Noa presented by Quincy Jones


Mamak and Noa presented by Quincy Jones

Persian Vocal Beauty for the 21st Century

8pm show sold out - 9:30pm show added!
Please note that Noa will perform at the 8pm show only.

Vocalist Mamak Khadem has captivated audiences around the world with her seamless blend of Persian music and poetry into a revolutionary new sound.  Formerly of the sensational cross-cultural fusion ensemble Axiom of Choice, Mamak weaves a canopy, both simple and rich, that invites new listeners to embrace Persian arts and culture through a blending of old and new. Mamak Khadem's music shares a message of peace and understanding through an exploration of Persian literature, culture, history, and traditions.

Mamk Khadem is joined by award-winning poet Sholeh Wolpé and pianist/composer Giovanna Imbesiin, presenting songs from their upcoming album. Mamak will also present some pieces from the vast and rich regional music of Iran, and will be accompanied by Mehdi Bagheri, a young virtuoso Kamancheh player who has collaborated with masters of Iranian music, and has played in venues such as the Theatre De La Ville, Paris, and T.J. Troy, who combines an eclectic knowledge of percussion from around the world.

Opening for Mamak Khadem - Noa
Known in Israel by her given name Achinoam Nini, Noa is Israel's leading international concert and recording artist.  This is an incredibly rare and special appearance by this artist and is sure to be a magical addition to the evening.


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