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Join us for a powerful presentation of Sufi whirling and Kurdish and Persian classical music, featuring maestro Majid Derakhshani — one of Iran’s leading composers and master tar players. Presented by Rumi Canada and Andalib Music Academy, this concert pays tribute to the female artists and vocalists of Iran.
The show’s first half explores improvisational music with Majid Derakhshani on the tar, Naghmeh Farahmand on percussion, and Aga Khan Music Award finalist Shaho Andalibi on the ney.
The second half features the Andalib Music Academy’s Baanovan Ensemble, an all-female instrumental group, performing Kurdish and Persian music. The presentation will be accompanied by Sufi whirling dancer Farzad Attar Jafari from Rumi Canada.
This performance is part of our 2018/19 Performing Arts season, The Other Side of Fear, featuring acclaimed artists who have transcended fear through music, dance, and spoken word.
Majid Derakhshani: Tar & Composer
Shaho Andalibi: Ney, Kurdish vocals, and band lead
Sara Hamidi: Persian classical vocals
Andalib Baanovan Ensemble
Nazli Tahvildari: Santour
Sanaz Nakhjavani: Qanon
Sodabeh Badiei: Geychak
Ava Ayoubi: Narges (Bass Tar)
Naghmeh Farahmand: Percussion
Farzad Attar Jafari: Sufi whirling dancer