Fri, July 12th

Mitra Sumara

Funk jazz latin middle eastern pop TICKETS

Doors 9:00pm
Show 9:30pm
Advance Price $10
Door Price $12
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

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Mitra Sumara is a New York City-based big band that pays homage to the vibrant pop and funk music of 60s/70s Iran.

The group is the creation of Brooklyn-based half-Iranian lead singer Yvette Perez. Adopted and raised by American parents, Yvette founded this new group after studying Farsi and re-uniting with her Iranian birth father just three years ago. This project is a unique culmination of a family reunion story and cross-cultural music performance.

Mitra Sumara is a distinctive mix of established players from definitive NYC music scenes; from rock to new music to avant-jazz. The band takes off on the sound of pre-Revolutionary Iran, which mixed the beats of Fela Kuti, salsa, and disco with Middle Eastern melodies and tragic poetry. Mitra Sumara captures all this while injecting a contemporary spirit into the infectious originals. The group plays hits by Iran's beloved divas Googoosh, Pari Zangeneh, Parva, and intoxicating Bandari beat tunes by Zia Atabi.