Borderless Band - Co-presented by Diaspora Arts Connection

Borderless Band - Co-presented by Diaspora Arts Connection

Ehsan Matoori, Kourosh Babaei, Homayoon Nasiri, Diaspora Arts Connection

Saturday, July 20th

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.

Borderless Band
Borderless Band
Earlier this year, three Persian musicians embarked on a journey to bring the music of their home country to North America. Their vision was to take the unique melodies of the Iranian Radif and create new compositions in modern styles that would make the traditional music of Iran approachable to people of all nationalities.

However, when the project was only beginning, two of my fellow musicians, Kourosh Babaei (who lives in Canada) and Homayuon Nasiri (who lives in Iran) were unable to come to the USA because President Trump’s Travel Ban prevented them from applying for a visa. Though we had already planned concerts in San Francisco, Dallas, San Diego, Los Angeles, and New York City, we had to cancel them all.

After facing this challenge, we decided to change the name of our group to the Borderless Band and find a way to release our music so that anyone could listen to it, regardless of their location or nationality.

To do this, we have decided to record an original album titled Dust & the Moon, and to make it available for free online once it is completed.
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.