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.