Feat. KCRW DJ SiLVA
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