“It is with our deepest regret to inform you that this afternoon’s ARKAI performance has been canceled due to a case of COVID,” reads a post on West Hollywood’s WeHo Arts social media platforms. “Please join us for the next concert in the series, Ella Luna on August 7. We apologize for the inconvenience.”
ARKAI was scheduled to perform today at 5pm at Plummer Park as part of West Hollywood’s Summer Sounds Free Outdoor Concert Series.
ARKAI’s genre-bending music fuses classical virtuosity with contemporary technology, forging new possibilities for what a violin and cello can be. Winners of the 2021 Astral Artists National Auditions, ARKAI past engagements have included performances at The MET Breuer, Rockwood Music Hall, Juilliard School, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the 92nd Street Y. Letters from COVID, their electronic debut composition, was featured at TED@PMI for a global audience of more than 30,000 people from 182 countries. www.weho.org/summersounds.
Ella Luna is a 19 year old singer/songwriter from Denver, Colorado, combining intimate vocals, raw instruments, and intricate lyrical work. scheduled for Sunday, August 7, 2022, 5pm at Plummer Park 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. “Ella Luna pairs jazz and dream pop with a sincere & smooth indie lyrical and musical style that recalls up & coming artists like Lucy Dacus or Lindsey Jordan on first blush. But then seasons that mix with vocals that lilt with tired tears just underneath her tongue at times, and with the vigorous power of an Amy Winehouse or a Norah Jones at others, but she always sounds real, and herself.”
M&M The Afro-Persian Experience (Mehdi Bagheri & Marcus L. Miller), in partnership with Grand Performances is scheduled to perform Sunday, August 21, 2022, 5pm. The Afro-Persian Experience is a duo featuring Persian kamancheh master Mehdi Bagheri and artist/percussionist Marcus L. Miller. Based in Southern California, the group was formed in 2016. The music consists of all original compositions created by Bagheri & Miller. It is deeply rooted in the traditions of ancient Persia and Africa. Their unique sound results from the natural contrast of their individual musical styles as well as the expression of their passion for the music.