Los Angeles’ Skirball Cultural Center welcomes back Iranian American singer Mamak Khadem to kick off their twenty-fifth Sunset Concerts season on July 21st. Khadem’s blend of classical Persian style and diverse contemporary influences traverses musical traditions from Iran to Eastern Europe to the Mediterranean in search of shared humanity. Khadem will present songs from her latest album Remembrance with a hybrid ensemble under the musical direction of cellist and composer Chris Votek combining the Western string quartet with traditional Persian instruments. For more information and tickets, check out the Skirball’s event page here. A few days later, on July 24th, Mamak plays Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage.