Mitra Sumara, Sunday, June 10, Brooklyn Bowl

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Mark your calendar and save the date: On Sunday evening, June 10, at 8 p.m., Mitra Sumara, that eighteen-legged psychedelic funk band that plays tunes from pre-revolutionary Iran -- yes, that's right, Persian pop music of the 1960s and early '70s -- will be at Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Mitra Sumara is hitting the groove and going deep into the pocket with these rhythmically compelling tunes with the keening melodies. Bandleader and vocalist Yvette Perez brings out the tragic qualities of the Farsi lyrics.

Mitra Sumara's ingredients:

Yvette Perez– vocals  (Birdbrain)
Julian Maile – guitar (Loser’s Lounge)
Sam Kulik– bass (Talbam!)
Peter Zummo – trombone (Arthur Russell, John Lurie)
Jim Duffy – keyboards (Jim Duffy Combo)
Bill Ruyle – tabla & hammer dulcimer (Arthur Russell)
Brian Geltner – drums (Nervous Cabaret, Chris Whitley)
Michael Evans – drums & congas (Alex Hacke, AndersNilsson, God Is My Co-Pilot)

Here is some video from a recent performance at the Clemente Soto Velez arts center in the Lower East Side.

But to see us in 3-D and full sense-o-rama sound, come out Sunday evening, June 10, at 8 p.m., to Brooklyn Bowl. Also on the bill will be People's Champs and the CSC Funk Band. Come out and rock with us, Persian-style!

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