Last Saturday, I had a chance to drop in on a rehearsal session where vocalist Parisa Vaaleh and the Kamran Thunder Ensemble were preparing for a Sunday, April 8 concert in Berkeley. You know, it is a true privilege to live in a community of writers, artists, and thinkers in the San Francisco Bay Area. But it is an absolute blessing to have so many doors opened to me, where I can step into a world of sounds, sights, words, and thoughts of those people. The rehearsal was in full swing with Kamran Thunder on setar, ney, and keyboard, Ali Bazyar on percussions, Michael Shiono on Bass Guitar, Lewis Patzner on the cello, and Matthew Heulitt on guitar. With her absolutely amazing voice, vocalist Parisa Vaaleh, has been hard at work to take her performance to stage. I sat down with her later to talk about her music, what she has done before and what she wants to do now. Don’t miss Parisa Vaaleh and the Kamran Thunder Ensemble Live in Berkeley, Sunday, April 8, 2012, at 8:00 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704, (510) 644-2020 / email@example.com
Photo 26 by Raymond Van Tassel.