Posts Tagged ‘Mitra Sumara’

ToDo ToDay: Pre-Revolution Iranian Jams! Beaujolais! The Hive 2.0!

Considering the significant size of D.C.’s Iranian population, it’s not unusual to find pre-revolution singers performing nostalgic gigs at venues throughout the city. Mitra Sumara is not an old-school Iranian combo, but a 13-month-old New York outfit that adds its own roughed-up take to ’60s and ’70s Iranian pop. Mitra Sumara performs at 6 p.m. [...]

Banned In Iran: Where to Hear Persian Music In D.C. This Week

Iranian women singers are barred from performing in public in Iran. But this week in D.C., there are a few unique opportunities to hear Iranian women singers perform songs that straddle traditional Persian music and contemporary pop, among other far-flung influences.
First there's Mahsa Vahdat, who duets with American soul singer Mighty Sam McClain at the Atlas Performing Arts [...]