Known for his incredible voice and unique music style, Jamshid is the first Persian-Kurdish born artist performing in both languages in the Persian music industry. He migrated to the United States in early 2000 and managed to establish himself as one of the most prominent and admired artists of his generation. He has gained millions of Farsi and Kurdish speaking fans around the world mixing traditional and folk music creating a different style, releasing 9 albums and over 50 music videos. Jamshid's music is heard internationally as one of the biggest Persian-Kurdish Artists of his generation. In 2016, he was awarded 'Best Iranian live performance' by Daf Bama Award.
Critically acclaimed being the first Artist to throw free charity concerts for over thirty thousand fans in Kurdistan region, his songs have also been used for movies and tv series around the world. After a few years pause consecrated to his family life, Jamshid is now back on stage stronger than ever for a World Tour 'Jamshid Back on Stage' and he will be performing at the Dolby Theater on November 27th, 2019 for an unforgettable show.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents a rare performance by Alash, a trio of master throat singers from Tuva, a tiny republic in the heart of Central Asia. Grounded in tradition while expanding its musical vocabulary with new ideas from the West, the ensemble and its individual members have consistently won top honors on the highest stages.
Tuvans boast a musical identity all their own, featuring a vocal tradition that has put them on the world-music map: throat singing. The Alash Ensemble honors that heritage with a modern twist. Its influences include all the modern throat singers, but also American innovators such as Jimi Hendrix and Sun Ra.
In an interview with NPR, Sean Quirk, Alash’s interpreter and manager explains, “Throat singing is technically the art of controlling overtones. The act of singing generates many partials — frequencies that are present, but not always readily heard. What [throat singers] are doing is essentially — they're filtering out their voice[s]. They're amplifying the overtones that they want, and de-amplifying the ones that they don't want. And they're doing that by making certain pressure at their vocal folds, and... at their 'false' vocal folds.”
Quirk continues, "Tuva is actually the center of a very ancient cultural sphere that people don't know much about, because [Tuvans] were nomadic. They didn't build any palaces or leave behind any written language. But it's an amazing, very unique culture. And so it touches people a lot, because it's so ancient."