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Millennium Stage (In-Person and Livestream)

Words Beats & Life Festival

Sunken Cages with dragonchild & Faraway Ghost 

Millennium Stage

Sunken Cages (drummer/electronic music producer Ravish Momin) joins dragonchild (saxophonist D.A. Mekonnen) and Faraway Ghost (singer/songwriter Kamyar Arsani). As a trio, they will present their own brand of digital folk music that draws on Sufi mysticism, traditional Persian music, Ethiopian melodies, and contemporary electronic dance music all at once. Dancer and choreographer, Amirah Sackett, will make a special guest appearance for this performance.

Online advance reservations for a given performance date will open on a rolling basis, opening every Wednesday two weeks out from the date.

Thu. Apr. 4, 2024 6p.m.

Upcoming Dates

  • Thu. Apr. 4, 2024 6p.m.

Event Information

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Black and white image composite of 3 artists in a row. Two artists are on the left wearing patterned shirts. One is wearing glasses and the other is wearing a hat. The artist on the right is holding a frame drum and singing passionately.

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The duo of Sunken Cages (drummer/electronic music producer Ravish Momin) and dragonchild (saxophonist D.A. Mekonnen) are creating new and exciting global music that draws from their respective cultural backgrounds. Sunken Cages is the moniker of Indian–born drummer/electronic music producer Ravish Momin, who has worked with a wide array of musicians from Shakira to legendary jazz musician Kalaparusha (Chicago AACM), as well as Depeche Mode. dragonchild is a solo project conceived by Ethio-American saxophonist D.A. Mekonnen, co-founder of the widely celebrated Debo Band.

For this appearance, they will be joined by Faraway Ghost (singer/songwriter Kamyar Arsani). Arsani is a D.C.–based Iranian poet, singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose artistic practice spans multiple genres. As a trio, they will present their own brand of digital folk music that draws on Sufi mysticism, traditional Persian music, Ethiopian melodies, and contemporary electronic dance music all at once.

Dancer and choreographer, Amirah Sackett, will make a special guest appearance for this performance.

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Ticketing & Entry

For all Millennium Stage performances, a limited number of advance reservations are available on a first come, first served basis. Advance reservations do not guarantee a seat, and patrons are encouraged to arrive early.

Online advance reservations for a given performance date will open on a rolling basis, opening every Wednesday two weeks out from the date.

For live Millennium Stage performances free tickets will also be available at the Hall of States Box Office on the day of the performance, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Seating is first come, first served. Standing room is available behind the seated area as space allows.

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