Kamyar, Los Ninos De Sara, Iman Huschmand, DJ Kia, DJ Payam, DJ Pierre
2135 Queens Chapel Road NE
Washington, DC, 20018
7:30 PM (event ends at 12:00 AM)
This event is all ages
Alabína is made of lead singer Ishtar, who does the female vocals, and the band 'Los Niños de Sara', who provide male vocals and music. Alabína's music mixes many styles, cultures, and languages: Middle Eastern, Spanish music, French, raï, flamenco, gypsy, Arabic, and at times, Western. The group often takes older songs, and gives them new life, adding a mix of styles and languages and Alabina's own flavor.
Ishtar (Eti Zach) - Lead female singer
Tonio (Antoine Contreras) - Lead male singer and guitar
Ramón (Ramón Compas) - Guitar / Back-up vocals
Santi (Santiago Lorente) - Correoso Guitar / Back-up vocals
Coco - Percussion / Back-up vocals
Los Ninos De Sara
Los Niños de Sara are cousins from Nimes, France, who have been playing together since they were 14 years old. Described as a cross between the Gipsy Kings and Buena Vista Social Club, the group’s blend of rhumba and flamenco music features a touch of North African influence.
The band are : Antoine Contreras, Ramón Compas, Santiago Lorente, Coco
After backing some of the greatest names in flamenco, including Manitas de Plata and Paco de Lucía, they formed the critically acclaimed, platinum-selling group Alabína, featuring vocalist Ishtar, which topped the World Music and Latin charts in Billboard magazine with its unique combination of flamenco music and Arabic vocals.
Los Niños de Sara are: guitarist and lead vocalist Tonio, guitarists Santi and Ramón, and percussionist Coco.
As founder and CEO of Exclusively Entertainment, Iman has had the privilege of hosting and/or producing more than 1000 of the most memorable events and lavish weddings around the globe since 1997.
In addition to the close to 400 annual private events and weddings, EE produces several public events throughout the year, with the Alabina concert being the latest and hopefully…the greatest to date.
Dating back to 2003, DJ Kia, has become a mainstay in the nightlife of the Washington DC metro area. Since the age of 17, Kia has taken it upon himself to create a sound with a different edge. His creativity creates an intense yet unique atmosphere. His range is truly undefined, as there is no one real genre he is categorized under.
His style is best described in his own words as “house, synth, hip hop, with some pop, electro, and some international flavor all mixed into one. It’s a sound that you just can’t help but to move when you hear it.”
Specializing in both public & private events, Kia has also gained popularity in the early 2000’s by performing at Washington D.C.’s finest night spots including Lima Lounge, Ultrabar, Rosebar, Fur & Eden Lounge just to name a few, not to mention the dozens of concerts with international musical artists all across the country. Kia makes it a top priority to always give back to the community. A graduate from George Mason University, he has done events at no charge for many student organizations across campus and continues to work with all different charity organizations and relief funds in efforts to raise awareness and relief.
DJ Kia has also performed on the same night as many world renowned DJs and international artists such as Deep Dish, Armin Van Buren, Filo & Peri, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz.
International Artists Include: Arash, Andy, Kamran & Hooman, Ebi, Pouya, Sepideh, Afshin, and Raghav. Not only being a DJ, Kia also is involved in politics and volunteering, producing music and acting/modeling; eventually hoping to break through in any/all of these categories.
From an academic standpoint, Kia graduated with a degree in Law in the Spring of 2013 and is currently a partner at his law offices of Kondori, Moorad & Niesen, L.L.P.
Payam grew up listening to music at a very young age with an emphasis in international music. Payam came to the music scene at the age of 14, DJing and mixing for numerous family and friend events. He knew his passion was music and entertainment when he would skip hanging out with friends to DJ at events. This has led to Payam becoming one of the most requested DJs at Exclusively Entertainment.
On the other side of the spectrum, Payam spent 10 years (age 4-14) practicing and competing in Shotokan Karate. Through hard work and dedication, he earned the title of World Champion in 2009.
If Payam isn’t behind the booth DJing, he can be found on the dance floor and notorious for dance-offs. Payam’s mixing skills with all genres exemplify his passion and understanding of music.
Born and raised in the Washington, DC area, Pierre’s love for music began at an early age, as his mother exposed him to greats like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Prince. His first residency, playing music for his high school basketball team during pre-game warm ups and timeouts, showed him how much music can affect people and lift their spirits. After being the most sought after DJ for the University of Maryland fraternity party market one semester, Pierre knew it was time to pursue his passion more.
While attending Full Sail University’s Recording Engineering Program in Orlando, FL, Pierre landed an internship with a local hip hop radio station, Power 95.3. His internship led him to host a live on-air show weeknights from 7-11pm, where he got his taste of the music business by interviewing and networking with A-list artists and their management. Since then, Pierre has opened for T Pain, Fat Joe, Bobby Valentino, and Baby Bash. He has also hosted and played at numerous festivals and venues nationwide, including Calle Orange, Club Paris, Antigua, Club Cairo, Sax, Opera, Heist, St. Yves, and Tropicalia, among others.
Pierre loves music of all decades and genres, and loves to share that energy through mixing music.