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Mamak Khadem

Feat. KCRW DJ SiLVA | Sunset Concerts at the Skirball

Public Programs | Music

Mamak Khadem, photo by Sotiris Bekas

This is a past program

This program took place on
Thursday, July 21, 2022

About the Program

The Skirball welcomes back Iranian American singer Mamak Khadem to kick off the twenty-fifth Sunset Concerts season! Khadem’s striking blend of classical Persian style and diverse contemporary influences traverses musical traditions from Iran to Eastern Europe to the Mediterranean in search of shared humanity. Khadem will present songs from her latest album Remembrance with a hybrid ensemble under the musical direction of cellist and composer Chris Votek combining the Western string trio with traditional Persian instruments.

Plus, go behind the music for an intimate pre-concert presentation from 6:45 to 7:15 pm with Khadem, music curator and journalist Yatrika Shah-Rais, and celebrated Iranian filmmaker Sam Javadi, who directed three music videos from Khadem’s new album, Remembrance.

Sharing the Spotlight

Deepening Sunset Concerts’ connection to the Skirball’s core values of justice, community, and kindness, Mamak Khadem has asked RAHA International to join us for the program. RAHA International is an Iranian LGBTQ organization dedicated to forming community and deepening self-acceptance for queer Iranians. Stop by their table to learn more about their work and to get involved.

“A seeker of truth, beauty and peace through music.”—LA Weekly

Watch Mamak Khadem perform "Across The Oceans" with Chris Martin.

Donor Support

Sunset Concerts at the Skirball are generously sponsored by:

The Bilger Family

The 2022 Sunset Concerts season is made possible in part by additional support from:

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About the Series

The twenty-fifth Sunset Concerts season brought together an eclectic lineup of path-makers and bridge-builders from around the world to Los Angeles.

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