Turkish, Persian, Jewish and Arabic music presented on traditional Middle Eastern instruments, including three types of Ney (ancient flutes of Iran, Turkey and Arabic-speaking regions), Oud (Middle Eastern lute), and Persian drums (Tombak & Daf). The evening will include music from multiple spiritual traditions, instrumental improvisations and songs with vocals in Farsi, Hebrew and Arabic.
Eliyahu Sills & Amir Etemadzadeh are musicians of sensitivity, passion, skill and nuance with years of experience performing. Presented with reverence, soul, and creativity, they will play music from Iran, Turkey, Israel and the Arabic-speaking world, celebrating the common musical and spiritual heritage of the region's cultures, while honoring the great diversity found within them.
An intimate evening of live music, weaving together contemplative songs and improvisations from Iranian, North Indian, Arabic, Turkish, Jewish and Sufi traditions on instruments such as the ney, the bansuri, and the oud, tombak, daf, and tar.
Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!