MAHSA & MARJAN VAHDAT

  • Tour Availability   On request 2022/2023
  • Mahsa Vahdat w/ Tord Gustavsen on request 2023

Booking: Roger Urhaug tlf: (+47) 916 67 587 : epost

  • Serene Hope by Marjan Vahdat was released in 2017 and received great reviews. (KKV 2017)
  • Placeless was recorded with the Kronos Quartet. Nominated as best album by Songlines Magazine in 2019. (KKV 2019)
  • Enlighten the Night from Mahsa Vahdat is the latest release (2020 KKV).

Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat is among the most important performers of Persian vocal music in the world today. The career of the two Iranian sisters has given a deeper knowledge about Iranian poetry and music to large audiences in Europe, America, Asia, Oceania and Africa.The Islamic Revolution in 1979 imposed restrictions to artistic expressions, and especially for woman. Still they enjoy international carers, and several interesting collaborations around the world.

Available in 2023: Mahsa Vahdat w/ Tord Gustavsen

Mahsa Vahdat and Tord Gustavsen’s joint album “Traces of an Old Vineyard” was named by the British music magazine “Songlines” as one of the absolute best albums of 2015. The album contains newly written music for poems by the classical Persian poets Khayyam, Hafez and Rumi. The lyrics express a spectrum of the many sides of love and life: devotion and ecstasy, pain and sorrow. Together they develop the beauty of the Persian poetry and song tradition in the face of contemporary instrumental music. All the songs are arranged by Tord Gustavsen. Can also be done with drums in addition to piano and electronics.

Mahsa Vahdat has developed a highly personal style of performance, rooted in Persian classical and regional vocal music traditions and infused with contemporary and innovative expressions and influences

Following her participation on the album Lullabies from the Axis of Evil (2004), Mahsa started a long lasting collaboration with the Norwegian record label Kirkelig Kulturverksted. This collaboration led to a worldwide release of a series of award wining and critically acclaimed records.

Born in 1973 in Tehran, she received her B.A. in Music from the Tehran University of Arts and learned Persian traditional music with different masters .Since 1995 she has performed as an independent singer and musician in many concerts and festivals in the world. She has also appeared on stage with her sister Marjan Vahdat in many concerts. Mahsa og Marjan Vahdat have performed at stages like Carnegie Hall in New York, CCR in Istanbul, and at the Reggio in Italy and several other festivals around Europe.The sisters offer several formats and lineups. On her new album, the Iranian singer sings with the same passion, strength and obvious voice as always. Nothing can silence her.

 

Her many performance and recording projects include collaborations with many of the world’s most acclaimed musicians including Mighty Sam McClain, Kronos Quartet, Tord Gustavson, Teatr Zar, SKRUK Choir , Kitka and countless others. Through creative dialogues with her collaborators, and explorations as an unaccompanied soloist, she has developed a diverse, unique, and wide-ranging repertoire.

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