Photo of Mamak Khadem standing in front of a pink wall looking away from the camera

Mamak Khadem, photo by Sotiris Bekas

Sunset Concerts

Mamak Khadem


Thursday, July 21, 8:00 pm (doors and galleries open at 6:30 pm)

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 quartet with traditional Persian instruments. 

Plus, go behind the music for an intimate pre-concert presentation from 6:45 to 7:15 pm with Khadem, Rumi scholar and author Omid Arabian, and celebrated Iranian filmmaker Sam Javadi, who directed three music videos from Khadem’s new album, Remembrance.

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

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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:

Department of Cultural Affairs logo Hillside black and white logo LA County Dept of Arts and Culture
 National Endowment for the Arts logo UCLA Luskin Conference Center logo US Bank logo
Media sponsor:KCRW logo