The concert at the Mint will feature eastern tunes on electric and acoustic guitars and bass, violin, and a mix of Persian and classical music with metal. The vibe is progressive feel-good rock. This is one in a new monthly series of Middle East rock/jazz/fusion concerts presented by the Levantine Cultural Center and the Mint—the Middle East Rocks.
An art exhibit of Farzad Golpayegani’s work and after party take place next door at the Levantine Cultural Center, 9:30-11:30 pm, 5998 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90035.
Farzad Golpayegani’s band in their Fusion concert including Exhibition of Farzad’s Paintings
Farzad Golpayegani’s band performed in their fusion concert. This event was held in January 2007 at Avini’s Hall in Honarhaye Ziba School (School of fine arts)/Tehran University. Since the genre of this concert was Fusion, eastern Percussions was played instead of Drums. It was something like an Iranian Rock Unplugged..
Video Arts that consist of Farzad’s paintings was playing during the performance too.
In addition some collections of Farzad’s paintings was demonstrated as an Art Exhibition at the same time. This exhibition included over 50 paintings.
Band line up for this concert:
Farzad Golpayegani: Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Naeim Meschian: Bass Guitar
Vahid Sabet Ghadam: Daf, Tabla
Soheil Danesh Eshraghi: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Arash Jafari: Koozeh
Edward Wastnidge: Darbuka
For view some pictures of performance check Band Photos
Due to some problems Farzad couldn’t go with his band and he playbacked the songs (instead of guitar parts that he played) with video clips that had been made by his paintings, and he played on it. it was a concert with a different visual performance. Some tracks from Albums “One”, “Two” and “Three” was playing in that gig. For view some pics from that concert checkBand Photos page.
There were 12 Iranian bands and musicians from Iran and Europe with various styles in that Festival. Goal of festival was make progress for new Iranian music styles instead of current commercial styles.