Vaak Stage 2023: Celebrating Diverse Sounds from the Middle East and Beyond
Vaak Records and Art Stage proudly present Vaak Stage, an extraordinary festival that celebrates the diverse sounds of the Middle East and beyond.
Join us on July 1st, July 29th, and July 30th for three remarkable nights of music at London's iconic venues: Kings Place's 'Hall One' and The Social.
On July 1st, experience a blend of traditional and contemporary Iranian music with Karaj Collective, featuring the exceptional Kurdish singer Sahar Zibaei. Çiğdem Aslan will enchant you with her multilingual sounds influenced by rebetiko and Balkan music. The night concludes with the much-anticipated debut performance of Ehsan Karami and the Kourosh Kanani Trio, blending authentic Iranian music with diverse influences.
Join us on July 29th for an exceptional all-female lineup from the Middle East, accompanied by jazz musicians led by Mahan Mirarab. The night will feature Aida Shahghasemi, Basma Jabr, Elaha Soroor, Golnar Shahyar, Misagh Morady, and Mona Matbou Riahi, celebrating diversity and innovation in music. Electronic musician Pouya Ehsaei will close the evening with an electrifying fusion of traditional Iranian music and experimental electronic sounds.
The excitement continues on July 30th at The Social in London with Shibaali, a unique music project by percussionist Habib Meftah. Shibaali, influenced by Bushehr, a culturally rich port city in southern Iran, combines eastern music with EDM, creating an electrifying experience. Joining Habib is woodwind player Rouzbeh Esfand, contributing to Shibaali's captivating soundscapes.
Don't miss out on this incredible celebration of cultural diversity and musical innovation at Vaak Stage. Mark your calendars and join us for three unforgettable nights of music!
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