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LEVANTINE-MINT TO HOLD TURKISH ROCK CONCERT FEATURING INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SENSATIONS TWENTY7 AND KUSTAL AS PART OF MUSICAL SERIES, “THE MIDDLE EAST ROCKS”
[Los Angeles—February 7, 2013] Turkish rock band Twenty7 and singer/songwriter Kustal will perform Feb 23, 8 pm at The Mint, 6010 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles. The performance is part of a new series, “The Middle East Rocks,” organized by the Levantine Cultural Center and hosted by venerable L.A. club, The Mint.
The arts help create a safe space for exploration of potentially difficult issues. The Middle East is the birthplace of our civilization. It is where Judaism, Christianity and Islam-three faiths with much in common-originate. The Middle East is also the primary resource for our energy needs and where we have many strategic partners, from Turkey and Israel to Saudi Arabia.
Open Mountain is an ongoing dialogue group for Armenians and Turks. The kickoff meeting takes place April 9, 2011, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, participation is free.
We are calling on Armenians, Turks and supportive others to engage in a dialogue, to listen to all narratives, overcome stereotypes and see each other's common humanity. For more information, please email us at openingthemountain-at-gmail.com.
Twenty7 plays a unique blend of rock with Middle Eastern influences. The band formed in 2007 when a group of young and talented musicians met each other through mutual friends in Los Angeles, California. Comprised of members originally from Turkey, Twenty7 adds Middle Eastern flavor to rock, forming a unique style of music with strong rhythms, technical guitar riffs, and powerful vocals. Okan is the free-spirited vocalist and bass guitarist, Murat is the charming guitarist, Volkan is the down-to-earth darbuka percussionist, and Kurt is the perfectionist drummer.
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A mystical romantic evening of world music and dance, poetry, flowers, aphrodisiacs...with guest artists Necar Zadegan and Shila Vosough, presented by Tony Khalife.