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Johnny Azari: Live in D.C.

June 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Johnny Azari: Live in D.C.

The Aftab Committee is pleased to host Johnny Azari, blues musician and comedian, at Bossa Bistro in Adams Morgan. Azari’s brand of the Mississippi Delta Blues is raw and one-of-a-kind, and his performances are always interwoven with hardcore comedy. Boston-based singer-songwriter Muhammad Seven and Richmond-based heavy metal punk musician Sherwin Shokraei are the opening acts. This free show will take place on June 22, 2017 from 7 to 9 PM, and doors will open at 6. Join us for a night of great music from three unique Iranian-American musicians!

Event Details:
Johnny Azari: Live in Concert
June 22nd, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:00 PM)
Bossa Bistro & Lounge
2463 18th St NW, Washington, D.C., 20009

About Johnny Azari:
Johnny Azari was born in Shiraz, a city known for wine, poetry, and revolution. At a year old, he was relocated to a city known as New York, a place noted for grit, madness, and proliferation.

When Johnny isn’t on tour, he lives in New Orleans writing and recording. These things have no influence on him whatsoever. Johnny plays his own mutant form of the Mississippi Delta Blues. His live shows blend music with storytelling and comedy.

Azari has been on national tour since 2013, and he recorded his fourth LP, Songs From A Motel Room, during his 2016 tour. Johnny has scored film (Illusions and Mirrors, starring Natalie Portman), served as guest lecturer and performer at Brown University, and seen two of his videos, “Occupation Blues” and “Freedom Glory Be Our Name” gain viral success.

About Muhammad Seven:
Muhammad Seven (Nima Samimi) is a singer-songwriter born and raised in Boston, MA. His narrative lyricism pays as much homage to Hafiz and Saadi as it does to Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, with deeply personal and political statements nestled amongst metaphors and vivid specificity. You might also listen carefully for the unmistakable influence of ‘90’s era hip-hop.

About Sherwin Shokraei:
Sherwin Shokraei is a Richmond-based musician that plays anything from experimental/improv to punk/garage rock.

About the Aftab Committee:
The Aftab Committee is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that supports Iranian-American artists and their works. By raising awareness, promoting education, and facilitating various events and exhibits, we aim to increase public consciousness and appreciation of Iranian-American artists.

For more information, please contact:

Shahrooz Shekauraubi
Phone: (818) 835-2167

Rebecca Fulp-Eickstaedt

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June 22, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Aftab Committee


Bossa Bistro + Lounge
2463 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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