Kinan Azmeh CityBand featuring Sepideh Vahidi

co-presented by Diaspora Arts Connection

Kinan Azmeh CityBand featuring Sepideh Vahidi

Sepideh Vahidi, Diaspora Arts Connection

Friday, February 8th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$50 PREMIUM / $35 ADV / $39 DOOR (plus fees)

  • Premium Tickets are for seating in the front, center section between the stage and the soundboard. Seating within the Premium section is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • General Admission Tickets are for first-come, first-served seating in all other sections of the listening room.
  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Kinan Azmeh CityBand
Kinan Azmeh CityBand
Co-presented by Diaspora Arts Connection

Hailed as a “virtuoso” and "intensely soulful" by the New York Times and "spellbinding" by The New Yorker. Syrian-born, genre-bending composer and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh has been touring the globe with great acclaim as a soloist, composer and improviser in the most prestigious concert halls in the world such as Opera Bastille, the UN’s general assembly, der Philharmonie; Berlin; the Library of Congress, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie and the Damascus Opera House for its opening concert. He has collaborated with Daniel Barenboim, John McLaughlin, and Djivan Gasparian, among others and leads his own bands Hewar and Kinan Azmeh CityBand. He is a member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silkroad Ensemble with whom he won a Grammy in 2016.

He is a graduate of The Juilliard School, the Damascus High Institute of Music, and Damascus University’s School of Electrical Engineering, Kinan holds a doctorate in music from the City University of New York.
Sepideh Vahidi
Sepideh Vahidi
Born in Tehran, Iran, Sepideh studied Persian folklore and traditional Persian music under some of the finest masters of this art. Weaving the transparent layers of many emotions into a sound that could not be defined by the name of a land with borders became her tradition. However Sepideh’s vocals have deep roots in her Iranian identity, femininity, and very much influenced by Persian poetry. Living in America, Sepideh studied Fine Arts, once again using layers as her primary tool. Both in her vocals and her artworks, she folds and unfolds, twist and turns notes to express the happiness, pain, love, grief, hope, nostalgia, and memories that haunt her in life.
Diaspora Arts Connection
Diaspora Arts Connection
Diaspora Arts Connection (DAC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the San Francisco Bay Area community through nurturing artists of diaspora.