Mitra Sumara, Jan. 18

Mitra Sumara, that rhythmic, psychedelic Persian band, will be playing on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 9 p.m. at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk St., in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

We play Persian pop music of the 1960s and ’70s, tunes that shook the air before the Islamic revolution rolled into Iran. Did you know that such music existed? I didn’t, until Yvette Perez asked me to join.

We’ve been working on these tunes for several months now, working on the deep grooves and funky breaks and dark, keening melodies. And the band keeps getting bigger! There are nine of us now, and we make quite a sound.

Yvette can explain it better than I can, so take it away, Yvette:

>>>>>>>Mitra Sumara<<<<<<<

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 9 p.m.

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center

107 Suffolk St, New York, NY

with ***Minerals Duo*** (Zach Layton & Bradford Reed!!!!)


///////Hot Farsi funk - Persian psych - bangin' dance grooves from beyond!\\\\\\

Mitra Sumara is nine-piece super group of musicians dedicated to the vibrant sound of 60s/70s Persian funk & pop hits. The sound of pre-Revolutionary Iran mixes the beats of Fela Kuti, Salsa, and Disco with Mid-East melodies, a cool LA breeze, and tragic poetry. Big beats, blaring brass, and wheezing electric organ. 

We are here to help you get your Persian groove on!

Mitra Sumara is:

Yvette Perez– vocals  (Birdbrain)
Julian Maile – guitar (Loser’s Lounge)
Sam Kulik– bass (Talbam!)
Jordan McLean – trumpet (Antibalas, Medeski Martin & Wood, TV on the Radio)
Peter Zummo – trombone (Arthur Russell, John Lurie)
Jim Duffy – keyboards (Jim Duffy Group)
Bill Ruyle – tabla & hammer dulcimer (Arthur Russell)
Brian Geltner – drums (Nervous Cabaret, Chris Whitley)

Michael Evans – drums & congas (Alex Hacke, AndersNilsson, God Is My

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