Axis of Love Festival

Axis of Love Festival- Arohi, Hands On'semble and Liän Ensemble

"[Sangeet is] one of L.A.’s most inspired grass-roots endeavors."—Los Angeles Times Magazine

"The Liän Ensemble is absolutely soulful."—Tracks Across The Universe: A Chronology Of Ambient And Electronic Music

"Arohi creates exciting World Music...[Arohi] transitions seam-lessly between different instruments and styles. It is music that takes you on a journey."—India Journal

"[Hands On’Semble is] a stellar percussion group...with extraordinary soloing, and an extensive palette of sounds."—Modern Drummer Magazine


Presented in Collaboration with The Sangeet School of World Muisc

Known for its unique ragajazz compositions and improvisations, Arohi features CalArts alum Paul Livingstone playing fretless 9- and 11-string guitars and world strings; Pedro Eustache playing bansuri, flutes and woodwinds; Anand Bennett playing electric mandacello and contrabass; and Leonice Shinemann playing Afro/Indian drum set. Hands On’Semble, a contemporary hand drumming quartet, is led by CalArts’ world-renowned percussionist and composer John Bergamo and features fellow faculty member Randy Gloss and alumni Andrew Grueschow and Austin Wrinkle. The Liän Ensemble’s mystical Sufi music draws on the rich music and poetry of Persia while expanding tradition into new aural realms. The group features Pirayeh Pourafar on tar; Mashid Mirzadeh on santur; Houman Pourmehdi on tonbak, daf and ney; vocalists Siamak Shadjarian and Soleyman Vaziri; and CalArts faculty member David Johnson on marimba.


Date/Time G ST CA
Arohi & Hands On'Semble
Sat 12.20.03 8:30 pm $24 $18 $12
Liän Ensemble   
Sun 12.2.03 8:30 pm$24$18$12


G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff