Persia meets the blues! Mighty Sam McClain, a Louisiana red-clay soul-bluesman, and Mahsa Vahdat, a classical Persian songstress, perform duets—singing across cultures, traditions, languages, genres, scales and rhythms. In true blues fashion, McClain has run the gamut from being homeless to being nominated for a Grammy Award; Vahdat has served as a voice for women throughout Iran. The two pull from their personal struggles, intertwining English and Farsi lyrics to express yearning, hope and a quest for freedom. They’ll perform selections from their new CD A Deeper Tone of Longing: Love Duets Across Civilizations (Valley Entertainment).
$25 / WMI Friends $20
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