A Celebration of Spring: Nowruz 2018
Called “one of the wonders of world trance music" by the Los Angeles Times, Mamak Khadem captivates audiences by blending her roots in the ancient poetry and music of the Persian masters with a bold and revolutionary new sound. By nature, she is a nomad, one who thrives on open spaces. By occupation, she is a bridge, one that connects geography to lore. In music, she is open to cultural influences, but she has chosen the classical Persian style as her base.
Formerly of the sensational cross-cultural fusion ensemble Axiom of Choice, Mamak weaves a canopy, both simple and rich, for a stunningly emotional and spiritual musical experience that inspires new listeners to embrace cultural diversity and an awareness and appreciation of Persian arts and culture through a blending of old and new.
Džambo Aguševi Orchestra
Džambo Aguševi Orchestra is a brass band from Macedonia that performs a music that might be defined as fusion of traditional Balkan, Gypsy and Turkish music influenced by swing, jazz and pop and film music.
Trumpet virtuoso Džambo Aguševi was born in Strumica, Macedonia, in 1987 in a family with long and significant musical tradition. Since his childhood, following example of his father Cemal and his uncle Koco, Džambo never even considered an alternative to a music career. At age 11 he became a member and the third trumpet of Aguševi Orchestra founded by Koco Agushev, who was a legendary trumpeter.
- Mamak Khadem
- Džambo Aguševi Orchestra
- Diaspora Arts Connection
- Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies
- Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Photo of Mamak Khadem by Afshin Javadi. Photo of Džambo Aguševi Orchestra courtesy of Earth Music.