Sunday 11 November 2012 at 7:00pm
509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, 11217, United States
Tel: (917) 267-0363
World Music Institute presents
NOV 11, Sunday, 7pm
MAHSA VAHDAT & MIGHTY SAM McCLAIN
Persia meets the blues!
Mighty Sam McClain, a Louisiana red-clay soul-bluesman, and Mahsa Vahdat, a classical Persian songstress, perform duets—singing across cultures, traditions, languages, genres, scales and rhythms. In true blues fashion, McClain has run the gamut from being homeless to being nominated for a Grammy Award; Vahdat has served as a voice for women throughout Iran. The two pull from their personal struggles, intertwining English and Farsi lyrics to express yearning, hope and a quest for freedom. They’ll perform selections from their new CD A Deeper Tone of Longing: Love Duets Across Civilizations (Valley Entertainment).
ROULETTE, 509 Atlantic Ave.
$25 / WMI Friends $20
Part of the Around the World, Around the City series, including performances by:
-Salar Aghili & the Hamnavazan Ensemble: Sunday, Sept. 30, 7PM (Symphony Space)
-Staff Benda Bilili: Thursday, Oct. 18, 8PM (Symphony Space)
-Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company: Saturday, Jan. 19, 7PM (The Met Museum)
-Ballké Sissoko & Vincent Segal: Thursday, Feb. 28, 8PM (French Institute Alliance Française)