Wahid Duo: Ottoman Maqam & Traditional Rebetika

Fri Sep 29 2023 at 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Red Poppy Art House | San Francisco

Red Poppy Art House
Publisher/HostRed Poppy Art House
Wahid Duo: Ottoman Maqam & Traditional Rebetika
Blends of Ottoman maqam, and traditional rebetika with personalized improvisation
About this Event
Wahid DuoBlends of Ottoman maqam, and traditional rebetika (Greek-Turk regional blues from the 1920's) with personalized improvisation

WAHID (formed 2005 in Los Angeles) is a duo that blends Ottoman maqam, and traditional rebetika (Greek-Turk regional blues from the 1920's) with personalized improvisation. Their instrumentation pairing of Oud and frame drum is literally thousands of years old, however they have created a new, yet to be heard approach using a chromatic bass frame set and improvisation over song forms. Their 5th release "Resonance" is in heavy rotation on the TransGlobalWMC chart and Dore Stein's "tangents" radio show.
Dimitris Mahlis – oud
Chris Wabich – tuned frame drums
Friday, September 29th, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm doors, 7:30 pm show
Admission: (Online) $20 - $30 (Door) $30

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Is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in the Los Angeles area. Since coming to LA, Dimitris' skills on oud, guitar and other stringed instruments have led him into a rich variety of performing and recording experiences.
Dimitris has had the good fortune to receive training in both Western and Eastern musical systems. His style is known as both soulful and original. He currently studies with oudist Ustad Necati Celik from Istanbul, Turkey.
Some recent recording credits include: lal meri - "lal meri", "O Samanos" Dionisis Savopoulo-Thanasis Papakonstantinou, "Huun Huur Tu" with Carmen Rizzo, "Vino" with Robi Draco Rosa, and "Jostejoo" with Mamak Khadem. Dimitris also contributed music to Michael Apted's documentary The Power of the Game and is featured on the soundtrack of the film Clash of the Titans 2
Dimitris has performed and toured throughout the world with artists such as A.R.Rahman, Axiom of Choice, Dionisis Savopoulos, Niyaz, Freddie Hubbard, Thanasis Papakonstantinou, Kevyn Lettau, Russell Ferrante and others.
He composes all the original music for his projects including 4 albums with Wahid, "Prana" with the trio, Prana and "Aphrodite Moves On" with his electric quartet, Babaghanoush.

9 time grammy nominee, Chris Wabich is a well-known, original voice on drumset, steel drum, and percussion in Los Angeles. The variety of artists he works with reflects his versatility as both musician and producer. He is heard with Ludacris, Sting, Leonard Cohen, Stanley Jordan, Brian Johnson (AC/DC) Sheila E., Mark Murphy, "Joe's Garage" produced by Gail Zappa and the Zappa Family, Steve Tyrell, Billy Vera, John Oats (Hall and Oates), Turkish superstar Omar Faruk, Trinidad superstar Boogsie Sharpe, Prog Rock legends Kevin Ayers (Soft Machine), and Richard Sinclair (Caravan). Soundtracks include "Malcolm in the Middle", "American Idol", "Better Homes and Gardens", "Wild California" IMAX, and Lalo Shifrin's "After The Sunset". Recently Chris was a recipient of the COLA master solo artist grant, making him the first percussionist to ever perform a solo show at LA Grand performances series (show on June 2024)
Chris is sponsored by INNOVATIVE PERCUSSION sticks, TYCOON percussion, ROLAND electronics, TURKISH cymbals, CADESON drums, and REMO drumheads




When should I arrive?Doors open 30 minutes before the scheduled performance time. For example, if the show is scheduled to start at 7:30pm, the doors will open at 7:00pm. If the show is scheduled to start at 8:00pm, the doors will open at 7:30pm, and so on.


If an event is sold out online, could I still purchase tickets? No

Does purchasing an advance ticket guarantee seating?Purchasing an advance ticket guarantees admission, but does not guarantee seats. Seating is first come, first served.

Does the Poppy accept debit or credit cards? Only for online sale. Door sale is cash.

What's the refund policy?Refunds are only available in the event of a cancelled performance.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Is there a discount for children?No, this event is all ages. However, refreshments will be served at the concessions counter. Children 10 and under receive free general admission.

Where are my tickets?Your tickets will be emailed to you as a PDF attachment from Eventbrite on behalf of the Red Poppy, or you may access them in the Eventbrite app. If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder. Enter your email address here if you can’t find them, you’re having trouble printing, or if you’re not sure if you have an Eventbrite account. For all other technical issues, you can find help here.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?You may bring your printed ticket or show your ticket on your phone. There will be no tickets available for pick up at Will Call.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?Yes, you’re welcome to purchase tickets for someone else.


Is the space ADA accessible?Yes, there is a ramp at our 23rd St entrance.

What kind of seating do you have available?For most of our events we have folding chairs and a few couches available.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?Street parking is available but can be limited around the Red Poppy. We encourage you to take public transportation whenever possible. Several MUNI lines run close to the Red Poppy, and the 24th St. Mission BART station is just under half a mile away.

How can I donate to the Poppy?You may bring cash, check, debit or credit card, or donate online at http://redpoppyarthouse.org/participate/give/.

Where can I grab a bite to eat?Nearby places include El Farolito, Taqueria Vallarta, Basa Seafood Express (sushi), and Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine. For more options, click here.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?You can reach us at [email protected]


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom Street, San Francisco, United States


USD 20.00 to USD 35.00

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