Kamancello, comprised of Shahriyar Jamshidi, kamanche (Persian spike-fiddle) and Raphael Weinroth-Browne, cello, is an East-meets-West duo that blurs musical genre conventions and cultural boundaries with their highly evocative improvised performances. The scope of their creations ranges from soulful and emotive to incendiary and intense, and their sound has been described as being “totally entrancing.” Having made waves with performances at Montreal’s Place des Arts for Festival du Monde Arabe and Toronto’s Tirgan Festival at Harbourfront Centre, Kamancello released their debut album in fall 2017, to great critical acclaim.
“One comes away from this debut awed by how deeply connected the musicians are, and the fact that the album was recorded live with no editing makes the accomplishment all the more impressive. If ever a set of musical performances warranted the word communion, it’s this one.” – Textura
“[…] an uplifting reminder of what man and musical instrument can achieve together.” – Bluesbunny Music Reviews
“[…] One of the most joyous and incantatory things I’ve heard all year.”
– Joe Surdna | AudioStream
Death Metal Witch is a music project created by Austin Evans, a multi-instrumentalist from Ottawa, Ontario. Their music aims to show people the beauty behind instrumental music by marrying together various genres such as latin jazz, metal and math rock styles into an easily digestible, harmonious experience for both new and experienced listeners alike.
Doors: 7:30 pm
Show: 8:00 pm