Iranian music maverick Mohsen Namjoo and his band, with special guests Italian female a capella quartet Faraualla will perform Mohsen Namjoo's new album "On the string of a tear's bow". This collaborative performance will depict the journey of a corpse from Mongolia to East Europe going through the rituals and mourning ceremonies of the local ethnicities and cultures.
The show will be performed in two sets, the first set is the new album with Faraulla, and the second set will be a selection of Mohsen Namjoo's favorite classics, with his full band.
ABOUT MOHSEN NAMJOO
Mohsen Namjoo is an Iranian artist, songwriter, singer, music scholar and setar (traditional Persian lute) player based in New York City. Hailed as “the Bob Dylan of Iran” by the New York Times, Namjoo is a visionary artist who speaks for the youth in Iran. Seamlessly blending the Classical Persian setar with electric guitar, and rock and blues vocal techniques with Persian avaz (singing), he fuses the ancient with the current. Since his arrival to the U.S. in 2011, Namjoo has been touring the world to sold out concerts at prestigious halls such as Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco; Conservatorio Sala Verdi, Milan, Italy; Disney Hall, Los Angeles and many more. His 10th album "On the String of the Tear's Bow " was released on March 26 2018.
The quartet Faraualla was founded in 1995. After a careful study of vocality in different fields of music, the four singers have found a common interest investigating the use of the voice as an instrument, practicing polyphony and studying vocal expressions of different ethnicities and historical periods. The outcomes of this work can be clearly heard in the repertory of Faraualla, in original compositions as in traditional songs, incorporating sounds from a diverse group of places, times and cultures among which are: Apulia, Corsica, Bulgaria and Tahiti, which deal with the traditional music of gypsies, Moravians, Ars Nova, and Southern Italy. The presence of Apulia, the province in the south-east of Italy, their native country, can be found in the “sound” of the quartet, in the percussion instruments used in the performance, and in the name itself of the group. Faraualla is the deepest natural cavity of Apulia. Faraualla has performed in important national and international festivals and shows.
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