Johnny Azari: Live in D.C. Past

Thursday, June 22, 2017 ,
7:00 PM
- Washington, DC, United States

Free Event

Doors open at 6:00 PM. Free Admission 21+
Call (818) 835-2167

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.

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.

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