Iranian-Swedish band The Abjeez to make NYC Debut at IAAB Conference
(New York, NY)
- Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) announced
this week that as part of its Third International Conference on the Iranian
Diaspora, it will be co-sponsoring the New York City debut of The Abjeez in concert. The Abjeez
(Persian slang for “sisters”), are led by Iranian-Swedish sisters Safoura and
Melody Safavi who redefine the meaning of Persian Pop by mixing Persian music
with other world influences, such as flamenco, reggae, and salsa.
Partnering with the NYU Persian
Cultural Society, Beyond Persia and the Persian Arts Festival, IAAB bring the
Abjeez live to the Rosenthal Pavilion at NYU’s Kimmel Center on April 28, 2007 at 8:00 PM.
Following the show, IAAB’s official after-party will take place at Katra Lounge,
with New York
City’s DJ Rok spinning Persian and International music.
Already well-known in Europe for their innovative Persian lyrics and expressive
style, the Abjeez are now beginning their US-tour, “Baabaat Keeyeh?” (Who’s Yo’
Daddy?) with performances in Washington,
D.C., New York
City, and San
Francisco. Tickets for the Abjeez’s New York concert debut
are on sale now: $15 for registered conference attendees, $25 for non-conference
attendees in advance, and $30 for non-conference attendees at the door. Tickets for both the The Abjeez concert
and the conference are limited and are currently available on the IAAB
conference website at http://www.iranianalliances.org/conf07.
IAAB is a non-partisan, non-profit
volunteer organization with a young, dedicated staff spread across the United
States, Europe and Iran. IAAB works to raise awareness
of the Iranian community and culture, and to connect Iranians and encourage
leadership, with an emphasis on the younger generation.
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