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FEMINITUDE: WOMEN RISING IN MUSIC with Mamak Khadem, Sahar El Khatib, Sheila Govindaryan & Jacqueline Fuentes
July 5, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Féminitude is a global project highlighting the Feminine voice of the Planet through film, Awareness Campaigns & concerts, inviting men to come on board & rise with us in Solidarity with Women around the world to end discrimination!
FEMINITUDE: WOMEN RISING IN MUSIC JULY 5th, 2019. 9PM IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING SOULA SAAD’S SCREENING of her film ‘Eleele’ AT THE TOPANGA LIBRARY! ELEELE – the Unheard Feminine Voice of the Middle East, a film by Soula SAAD, featuring Sahar El Khatib – Percussionist. Frida Chehlaoui – Songwiter – singer & an insight into the largest women protest in the Middle-east.
$25 Suggested donation. $15 when attending film prior to event (across street at Topanga Canyon public libraray)
Féminitude is always a community offering, honoring the voice of extraordinary women!
Sahar El Khatib – percussionist – Lebanon.
Jacqueline Fuentes – singer- songwriter- Chile.
Sheila Govindaryan – India
Mamak Khadem – Iran
+ special guests.
Called “…one of the wonders of world trance music”, by The Los Angeles Times, Mamak Khadem captivates audiences by blending her roots in the ancient poetry and music of the Persian masters with a bold and revolutionary new sound. By nature, she is a nomad, one who thrives on open spaces. By occupation, she is a bridge, one that connects geography to lore. In music, she is open to cultural influences, but she has chosen the classical Persian style as her base. Formerly of the sensational cross-cultural fusion ensemble AXIOM OF CHOICE, Mamak weaves a canopy, both simple and rich, for a stunningly emotional and spiritual musical experience that inspires new listeners to embrace cultural diversity and an awareness and appreciation of Persian arts and culture through a blending of old and new.
SAHAR AL KHATIB:
Sahar Al Khatib has been learning and studying the Djembe, a West African Drum, since 2010, and has traveled to West Africa several times in pursuit of expanding her knowledge about the traditions and culture of the drum and it’s people. She has also traveled around the United States, and Mexico, following her Master and his International school. She believes that the drum, which is a very special and the first primitive instrument, has been bringing people together for centuries, and playing the drum can easily uplift and heal everyone who plays or listens to it. Sahar has also been doing extensive research into sound, and music, and its effects on the brain and the well-being of everything and everyone; she believes that the new research into music and sound, whether played for entertainment or healing, or even moving objects, is the gateway to man-womankind evolution and transcendence. In her eyes, the drum is the center of the community that brings everyone together to uplift each other.
Jacqueline Fuentes is a “Cantora” singer- songwriter from Santiago, Chile, she creates an inspiring authentic experience through her powerful heart felt songs : A fusion of love, awareness and revolution are fundamental core for her lyrics.
Audiences are mesmerized by the purity and strength of her voice.
Raised on the romantic sounds of her father’s popular radio broadcasts, Jacqueline made her debut at the age of fourteen with the National Folklore Ballet of Chile, performing solo before an audience of thousands at the prestigious Viña Del Mar Festival.
The volatile political injustices of her native Chile, culminating with the 1973 Coup d’etat, gave a voice to folk music and the plight of the people it represented. Jacqueline was heavily influenced by this movement and by such great artists as Mercedes Sosa and Violeta Parra, not only for the beauty of their music but how it had the power, to move so many people. Crossing the boundaries of language, religion, and geography their music formed a collective of inspiration solidarity.
Sheila Govindarajan’s music reflects the multiplicity and richness of the worlds and times she travels. She has developed a style that synthesizes her deep roots with the beats, breaks, and rhythms of her poly-sonic LA upbringing.