Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat (Traces of an Old Vineyard)

Happening in the George Weston Recital Hall

Part of the Tirgan Nowruz Festival 2018


Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat are two of the most noteworthy performers of Persian vocal music in the world today. Their work has provided large audiences in Europe, America, Asia, Oceania and Africa with deeper knowledge about Iranian poetry and music. Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat perform with the Norwegian Tord Gustavsen on piano and electronics and the LA based drummer Greg Ellis on percussion. The repertoire consists of songs originally composed by Mahsa and Marjan to classical poems of Hafez, Rumi, Khayyam and contemporary Iranian poets like Mohammad Ibrahim Jafari. The style is based on Iranian classical vocal tradition, but the contemporary grooves and elements of jazz influenced improvisations create a new blend.


March 10, 20183:00 pm