Electro Acoustic Music of Eastern Europe and the Middle East
Friday May 27th
Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom St. @ 23rd in the Mission District, San Francisco.
Electro Acoustic Music of Eastern Europe and the Middle East featuring
Kazakhstani singer Irina Mikhailova and instrumentalist Jef Stott with
special guest Persian percussionist Emam. Lumin brilliantly fuses the
ancient and the modern, a live combination of Sufi trance, Balkan Choir
and modern ambient sensibilities. This intimate performance will feature
sets of traditional acoustic Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey and beyond as
well as live world electronica.
Lumin will be offering advance copies of their latest studio recording
for sale at the show.
Born in Kazakhstan, Mikhailova is an enchantress who sings in a voice
that fuses her native Kazak and Russian roots with Eastern European
vocal styles and Middle Eastern effects. Producer Jef Stott weaves it
all together, playing oud, saz and yali tambur as well as providing a
magic carpet ride of rhythmic samples and sensuous soundscapes to sooth
the soul. The duo will be joined by master percussionist Emam on tabla
and dumbec. Emam is founding member of the world fusion group Ancient
Future and a long time student of Zakir Hussein.