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Yalla Barra Live June 23
June 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
15 Wellesley Street East
Friday, June 23, 6:00pm -2:00am
Pride proudly presents the return of Yalla Barra, celebrating Middle Eastern culture with an amazing lineup. Headliner Abjeez, is one of the most successful Iranian music groups in the last 20 years. The Swedish and Iranian duo have long been making music. In opposition to the recent US immigration ban, they dropped an early release of their newest single to bring awareness to the state of so many innocent people affected by the ban. Abjeez blends Iranian soul rhythms with reggae, rock, ska, and amenco, singing in Farsi, English, Spanish, and Swedish. Sometimes sharp, sometimes humorous, the band explores politics, love, and everything in between. Dubbed the first Persian-speaking Reggae/Ska band, they truly are a cultural bridge between the East, West, and beyond.
Straight from LA, Shiva joins Pride this year with her unique blend of traditional and futuristic sounds, along with Discwoman Collective’s DJ Haram from NYC, and DJ Iz, organizer of the monthly Gay Middle Eastern party Habibi NYC. Wake Island (Lebanon/Montreal) provides a mesmerizing set to get you moving with their techno beats, and Arabesque Dance Company returns this year for a special performance.
6:00 DJ Iz w/ Arabesque Dance
7:30 DJ Haram
11:30 Wake Island
All Gender Washrooms