LOS ANGELES – Element Band returns to the revitalized Ford Theatres on Sunday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m., showcasing their distinctive arrangements of traditional Armenian songs infused with large bodied vocals and cool instrumentals as they perform music from their new album, titled “É.”
Element Band is part of the Ford’s first full five-month season since 2013, following the completion of a nearly three-year renovation of this iconic venue nestled in the Cahuenga Pass.
“For the past 14 years Element Band has been dedicated to continuing the tradition of Armenian music and bringing that tradition to new audiences around the globe. É is the band’s most intricate work to date. We’re very excited to present this work at Ford Theatres, one of our favorite venues in Southern California,” said Element Band director Ara Dabandjian.
In a digital first for the ensemble, Element Band launched their new album online in April through Indiegogo, a community fundraising platform, which garnered support from the band’s worldwide community of fans and made them a part of the new album’s creation process by helping sponsor production costs.
Element Band’s global soundscape has led them to grace the stages of some of the finest venues around the globe, including Los Angeles favorites such as the Hollywood Bowl, Nokia Theater, Kodak Theater, Ford Theatres, Starlight Bowl and Skirball Cultural Center.