Saideh and Khatch are a duo of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists who honor their cultural roots spanning the Armenian, Arabic and Persian traditions. Their unique blend of music is grounded in sacred/contemplative and sound healing genres. By fusing their evocative voices with strings, woodwinds, percussion, and electronica, they imbue tone color and vivid emotion to the sonic journey space created for audience members, who often leave performances feeling calmer and more centered.
The duo will share pieces from their latest Persian & Armenian fusion album, Delbedel (Soul-to-Soul), while also offering new improvisational and contemplative tunes inspired by Persian, Armenian, and Arabic traditions.
Saideh Eftekhari is a multi-instrumentalist (violin, setar, voice), teaching artist and sound healing practitioner based in San Francisco. Her work is inspired by the years she spent studying and living in the Middle East, Latin America and Europe. She is trained in classical violin as well as the Persian setar and holds a certification in Sound Healing from the California Institute of Integral Studies. https://www.saidehsound.com/
Khatchadour Khatchadourian is a vocalist grounded in the musical traditions of the Middle East, and Armenia, and a multi-instrumentalist (Duduk, Def, Synthesizers) based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a founding member of Bay Area local bands Sayat Nvaq Ensemble, and Yeraz, and has released five albums to date. https://khatchmusic.com/
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As street parking is limited near the venue, we recommend you arrive early or take public transit. Noe Valley Ministry is about 17 minute walk from 24th Street Mission Bart station. Alternatively, you can take the 48 Bus ('Great Highway' direction) from Valencia and 24th to arrive in 5 minutes at Sanchez and 24th. From there, it is a 2 minute walk to Noe Valley Ministry. We look forward to seeing you there!