The acclaimed singer songwriter Amanda Abizaid, together with Southern California Christian, Jewish, and Islamic community leaders, today announced plans for a series of concerts promoting cultural unity and understanding. The first of Amanda Abizaid ‘Walking In Twos’ Concerts 4 Tolerance series will take place at Genghis Cohen (740 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026) on Sunday, March 26th. Advance tickets are available for $10 cash only at the door.
The featured guest alongside Amanda is Sara Parvaneh Bard, an Iranian/Lebanese/Palestinian artist. Joining Amanda as her backing band at Genghis Cohen will be Lindsay Gillis (guitar), Stewart Jean (drums), and Paul Nussbaum (bass).
Responding to President Trump’s proposed ban of people from predominately Muslim countries entering the United States Amanda has invited an eclectic mixture of musical artists from those banned countries, and other musicians supporting religious, ethnic, and racial tolerance to join her in an evening of songs which blend traditional Middle Eastern influences with western genres into a truly American melting pot of music.
Born in Beirut to an American mother and a Lebanese father Amanda Abizaid and her family fled civil war torn Lebanon in the late 1970’s and found safety in America. Like today’s banned refugees dream to do she built a new life in America, made the most of the opportunities this country offers and built a successful career in the film and recording industry. Walking in Twos, her March 3rd, 2017 release, features Rock & Roll legend Stephen Stills on lead guitar and other talented A-list musicians from the LA music scene.
Today, as hate crimes capture headlines in Southern California and nationwide, Amanda invites people from all communities to join her and STAND UNITED against hatred and intolerance.