Outdoor Stage at the Band Shell

Rana Mansour, a rising star, has been featured as the highlight performer on Manoto TV’s annual Persian New Year program a program that typically receives over 50 million viewers. The music video for her song, “Shohare Pooldar” (Rich Husband), was nominated for Best Short Film during the 7th Annual Farhang Foundation Film Festival. She co‐wrote and contributed piano and vocals for the film, “Beyond Paradise”. In 2005, she was a finalist in the Adult Contemporary category for the VH1 Song of the Year competition for her song, “Leaving Home.” Rana has been seen on the hit Bravo show, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, performing her original song, “No Place Like Home”. She was the featured voice for the theme song for the cartoon, “Lili and Lola”, singing in both English and Farsi. Rana can sing in 7 different languages and her latest video, “Yeraz”, is her first time singing in Armenian.

Karmandan – In a world where the headlines on the news are filled with conflicts between different cultures and races, the band KARMANDAN unites musicians of different backgrounds and ethnicities. The band creator and musical director Erwin Khachikian, an Armenian Iranian, saxophonist Joel Nuñez from Cuba, bassist Daniele De Cario from Italy, and drummer Fernando Jaramillo from Chile come together on one stage to play in unison and harmony.