Mamak Khadem

About me

SANTA MONICA, United States

Called "...one of the wonders of world trance music", by The Los Angeles Times, Mamak Khadem captivates audiences by blending her roots in the ancient poetry and music of the Persian masters with a bold and revolutionary new sound. By nature, she is a nomad, one who thrives on open spaces. By occupation, she is a bridge, one that connects geography to lore. In music, she is open to cultural influences, but she has chosen the classical Persian style as her base. Formerly of the sensational cross-cultural fusion ensemble AXIOM OF CHOICE, Mamak weaves a canopy, both simple and rich, for a stunningly emotional and spiritual musical experience that inspires new listeners to embrace cultural diversity and an awareness and appreciation of Persian arts and culture through a blending of old and new.

Cultural background

  • Iran

Values

  • Authenticity
  • Compassion
  • Justice
  • Love
  • Loyalty
  • Peace
  • Respect
  • Service
  • Teamwork
  • Vision
  • Wisdom

Band/Ensemble

Mamak Khadem& Ensemble

Project Music

Midday Prayer

A middle-eastern bolero combining elements from Iran/Greece/Argentina. A different kind of prayer or confession in the brightest hour of the day when the sun reaches its highest point and nothing can be hidden. Exposed, vulnerable, and yet liberated. Farrokzad, an iconic poetess, a rebel who is moving in the line of the great tradition of Persian poets such as Rumi. Through her verses, Sin transforms and acquires a divine quality. It becomes an anthem of femininity standing against the absurdity and the evolving darkness of our present.

  • World
  • Singer
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Cello
  • Qanun
  • Bass clarinet
  • Argentina
  • Greece
  • Iran

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 2.

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 1.