Sibarg Ensemble - CD Release and Musical Performance

Department: Center for Persian Studies and Culture

Date and Time: February 10, 2018 | 6:30 PM-10:00 PM

Event Location: Back Bay Bistro - Newport Beach

Event Details

Please join Sibarg Ensemble, on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 8-11 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) in Back Bay Bistro in Newport Beach for an evening of traditional Iranian music blended with improvisational jazz, plus original compositions from The Sibarg Ensemble (CD Release).

Niloufar Shiri - Kamancheh
Josh Charney - Piano
Kyle Motl - Double Bass
Ebrahim Poustinchi - Tar
Hesam Abedini - Vocals & Percussion

Mediterranean and American Bistro

Full bar, specialty cocktails, sodas and juices

Venue: All Ages / Family Friendly

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The Sibarg Ensemble was established in 2008 by Hesam Abedini as the first Fusion Ensemble of the Tehran Music Conservatory in Iran. Since 2010, the Ensemble has moved to the United States where they have performed at many academic and cultural institutions and music festivals. With each performance, they share their methods and innovations in fusing Eastern and Western melodic patterns that form the basis of their unique and original compositions.

In 2015, Sibarg invited two of the Doctorate students from the UC San Diego music department to join the ensemble, which became a starting point for several concerts in different cities such as San Diego and Los Angeles. In these concerts, Sibarg combined traditional Iranian and Jazz music to create a sense of unity and peace, and to facilitate multiculturalism.

Co-sponsored by Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at UC Irvine.