Luna Honey(LP Release), Among The Rocks And Roots, Kamyar Arsani @ Hole in the Sky Collective, Washington [13 July]

Luna Honey(LP Release), Among The Rocks And Roots, Kamyar Arsani

19:00 - 23:00

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Hole in the Sky Collective
2110 5th St NE, Fl 2ND, Washington, District of Columbia 20002
Release show for «Peace Will Grind You Down» by Luna Honey

Luna Honey
«Peace Will Grind You Down, the debut album from D.C. experimental quartet Luna Honey, calls to mind Leonard Cohen’s final album, You Want it Darker. Not that there are many similarities to Cohen’s sound, mind you, but “darker” is probably the best way to describe the band’s brooding and atmospheric music.»
KEITH MATHIAS, Washington City Paper

Among The Rocks And Roots
«Music as “just entertainment” is a solipsistic and fairly recent notion. Throughout the history of humankind, various forms of music have instead been tightly woven into the communities that birthed them, shaping and steering social bonds. Even if this fact has been conveniently hidden in the deepest crevices of our collective memories, helped by capitalism’s commodification of art, music as a concept outside the ludic and academically autotelic still exists in the cultures of indigenous people like the Tuvans. Their shamans perform songs primarily to heal and such music becomes a bridge between the spiritual and the physical. Richmond duo AMONG THE ROCKS AND ROOTS are one of those rare contemporary groups which successfully tap into that subliminal, metaphysical source and simultaneously reach somewhere beyond their own ids.»
-Angry Metal Guy

Kamyar Arsani
Kamyar Arsani is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter born and raised in Tehran, Iran. Kamyar's musical mission is to spread cultural awareness and unity by mixing contemporary musical trends with traditional Persian folk music. Ten years ago, Kamyar and his family migrated to the United States around the same time that Iran's Green Revolution was occurring. Kamyar's songs and performances are very much inspired by the people of Iran and their history of struggle and protest.

He produced his first solo album in 2015, entitled «No Freedom.»

Kamyar also plays in two other collaborations: «Huda & Kamyar,» a Daf and Oud Duo, and «Time is Fire,» a weird world/post-punk band.

Kamyar is now in process of producing his second solo album «Voices in the Dark»

A Daf and Avaz (singing) album focusing on Sufi and Iranian traditional music repertoire

Doors at 7pm, music at 8pm.
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