Adrienne Shamszad - Co-presented by Diaspora Arts Connection

Adrienne Shamszad - Co-presented by Diaspora Arts Connection

Diaspora Arts Connection

Saturday, August 3rd

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

$40 PREMIUM / $25 ADV / $29 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.

Adrienne Shamszad
Adrienne Shamszad
Adrienne Shamszad is a singer-songwriter known for her special blend of folk, soul, blues and Eastern influenced improvisational vocals. Her lyrics are poetic, intimate and inspired by the mystic Poets of Iran as much as the folk poet-songwriters of the 60s and 70s. Her strong and soulful voice, skillful and complex guitar playing and bold performance style have made her a popular California performer for well over a decade.

Since beginning formal training in Persian music in 2016, Adrienne's music has expanded to a genre of it's own. She sings the blues, lullabies, love songs, revolutionary anthems and prayerful power ballads in English and in Farsi. She mixes her own lyrics with those of the essential Persian poets such as Hafez, Rumi and Saadi and brings the messages of her ancestors into the present moment. In 2018, Adrienne won the Living Cultures grant through the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) to deepen her study of Persian Classical singing with master teacher and vocalist Mahsa Vahdat. Through working with Mahsa, an internationally celebrated artist and mentor, Adrienne has developed a well-rounded vocal repertoire of original and traditional pieces.

Adrienne has performed with beloved and renowned artists such as Kitka, David Wilcox, SOVÓSO, Coleman Barks and Mahsa Vahdat. She has been in productions by groups such as The Berkeley Repertory Theater, Golden Thread Productions and Diaspora Arts Connection. She has supported dozens of other artists develop and hone their craft as a music and voice teacher for over 15 years.

This event at the Freight will be a celebration of the wide breadth of music that comes through Adrienne, solo and with her band.
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.