Posts tagged world music
I had the opportunity to see the recent concert by Niyaz in the San Francisco Bay Area (at Yoshi’s Oakland in September), as part of their world tour. After performances in Oakland, LA and Vancouver, their tour went on to Tunisia, Turkey and Slovenia in October and they have concerts in NYC, Toronto and Philadelphia in November. For details on their upcoming performances see the event calendar.
Hamed Nikpay‘s concert tour for his new album All is Calm is coming up in LA (Oct. 2009). I met Hamed a few years back in the San Francisco Bay Area shortly after he had arrived from Iran. Hamed is a talented multi-instrumentalist playing Iranian string instruments like setar, but he is also a vocalist with a pleasant voice.
Although Hamed is trained in the traditional Persian music, he’s a breath of fresh air with his own unique touch, his choice of wonderful modern Persian poetry that he adopts for his songs, and fusion of traditional Persian music with More >