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Bright Side Festival: HYMM


Bright Side Festival: HYMM

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HYMM is comprised of eight musicians from diverse backgrounds that create a mesmerizing fusion of eastern & western music.

HYMM offers its audiences an east-meets-west experience, with the hope that their message of peace and togetherness comes through. HYMM members come from Iranian, Russian, Syrian, and Jewish backgrounds. They are all too aware of the conflicts reported in the news in these regions, and like to think that they are able to show instead how people can come together. In their view, differing backgrounds don’t have to mean conflict, and can represent peace and what we all have in common instead.

HYMM features:

Bijan Maysami (Santoor)

Brent Van Dusen (Percussion)

Aya Mhana (Oud & Vocal)

Paya Salem (Violin)

Sara Seyedi (Vocal)

Vahid Jahanshahi (Acoustic Guitar)

Greg Goldenberg (Bass Guitar)

Frank Rackow (Clarinet & Saxophone)

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About Theatre 1308 and The Bright Side Festival

Theatre 1308 is Calgary's newest performance and art space! Located near the downtown core on Edmonton Trail, Theatre 1308 is intended to benefit our community by providing a venue that is:

fully accessible and welcoming

intimate with seating capacity for up to 100

well equipped with newly built stage plus professional lighting, sound and A/V systems


suitable for art exhibiting

has a reception area with bar and serving kitchen

has free parking

As a way of introducing the new venue to the Calgary community, The Bright Side Festival is being presented from February 23rd to March 2nd, 2019. This "decidedly optimistic" festival features eight days of music, improv, film, philosophy, poetry and stand-up comedy!

For more information visit:

Map Theatre 1308, (Calgary Inter-Mennonite Church), Calgary, Canada
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