We've got a special treat for y'all this Saturday! Solo sets from world musician extraordanaire Maz Karandish & Bay Area legend Papa Bear, and a special improvised collaborative set to top it off!
Maz Karandish is a devotee of music: A vocalist and multi-instrumentalist covering grounds from Raga, Maqam, and Dastgah to Harmony, Jazz, and Opera. He has been studying music from a very young age and has spent extensive time exploring world music within each of their respective traditions over the past two decades. Maz utilizes his voice in addition to about a dozen instruments to bring the various forms of music to life. He is currently most active in exploring the sitar as it is expressed and understood within the Imdad-Khani tradition while maintaining his connection to his roots through Persian Classical and Folk music.
Maz finds himself devoting the majority of his time to exploring possible fusion of Indian, Persian, and Eastern music with modern soundscapes. In addition, he sings and plays Oud, Persian Tar, Turkish Saz, and Ney with the Santa Barbara Middle Eastern Ensemble where he specializes in Near East, Persian, Arabic, and Turkish repertoire. On his spare time Maz enjoys writing compositions that incorporate world instruments, synths, electronic beats fused with world vocal sounds ranging from West African folk based melodies, Indian syllable-based Dhrupad/Tarana, and on to Tahrir-based Persian classical singing.
Papa Bear is a California born artist, singer, songwriter, classically trained guitarist and vibrant spirit who constantly tours and records with his band The Easy Love, a rotating collective of musicians from around the West Coast. Their musical roots originate in the Bay Area, birthplace of the psychedelic movement. The band has played large stages at Symbiosis, Lucidity, Lighting in a Bottle, and Eclipse Festival, and is part of Reverbia, the largest live music camp at Burning Man. In the summer of 2017 they collaborated with Japanese band Dachambo at Eclipse Festival and Burning Man, sparking a new cultural connection. In 2018 Papa Bear embarked on a month long tour in Japan, playing at Harukaze Festival in Tokyo and performing across the country. Papa Bear is committed to building community worldwide, and connecting magic makers globally.
Performance starts at 8PM
Tickets: $15 - RSVP HERE