• Rahim AlHaj and Sahba Motallebi: Iraq Meets Iran in Musical Dialogu

    Rahim AlHaj and Sahba Motallebi—Cancelled

    Iraq Meets Iran in Musical Dialogue

    Sunday, April 19, 7:00 pm

    This program has been cancelled in light of public-health concerns related to COVID-19. If you have already purchased tickets to this program, you will be contacted by the Skirball regarding a ticket refund. Thank you for your understanding.

    Experience the magical collaboration between two string masters: Iraqi oud maestro, NEA National Heritage Fellow, and two-time Grammy nominee Rahim AlHaj and Iranian tar virtuoso Sahba Motallebi. Imprisoned and tortured by Saddam Hussein’s government for his political activism, AlHaj found refuge in the US in 2000, around the time Motallebi settled in LA after traveling as a member of the Iranian National Orchestra. The two began performing together in 2018, creating music to heal the wounds of war and illuminating the unique yet related musical traditions of their homelands.

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  • Aditya

    Aditya Prakash Ensemble—Cancelled

    Thursday, May 7, 8:00 pm

    This program has been cancelled in light of public-health concerns related to COVID-19. If you have already purchased tickets to this program, you will be contacted by the Skirball regarding a ticket refund. Thank you for your understanding.

    Vibe with Aditya Prakash Ensemble! Fronted by Aditya Prakash, one of the foremost virtuosos of Carnatic music—the traditional classical style of South India—this group of imaginative young musicians skillfully bridges Western and Eastern approaches to performance. By blending seemingly disparate styles of music, Aditya Prakash Ensemble creates a boldly innovative and dynamic mix of Indian classical ragas, chants, and rhythms with the modern sounds of brass band arrangement, jazz harmony, and hip-hop–infused beats.

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