Hamed Nikpay Band
Diaspora Arts ConnectionAug 10th @ 7:00 p.m.
Diaspora Arts Connection presents fusion vocalist Hamed Nikpay and his world music band in the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture. In addition to being a vocalist, Nikpay is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and experimental artist. He combines classic Persian folklore, poetry, and melodies with soulful Flamenco styles, smooth jazz, and Latin beats. His visionary work has been called a mystical fusion of transcendental Sufi sounds and contemporary funk.
The band members include Dan Sistos (band director) on electric and acoustic guitars, Alberto Albis on bass, and Edoardo Tancredi on drums. Nikpay provides vocals and plays oud and electric guitar for the performance. Special guest musician Leo Chelyapov plays doduk, clarinet, and saxophone.