Mahsa Vahdat and her sister Marjan, two leading Iranian singers have released a new album, I Am Eve, an album composed, arranged and produced by Atabak Elyasi and released by Kirkelig Kulturverksted in Norway (www.kkv.no). This was conceived, born and recorded in Iran and mixed and mastered in Norway and Sweden.
The album has melodic elements from the Persian classical tradition, adapted by the Vahdat sisters and Atabak Elyasi. Poems are by contemporary poets of Iran, including Azar Khajavi and Layegh Shir Ali, and by such classical poets as Rumi, Baba Taher and Tahereh Qorratolein.
Musicians who have worked on this album are Christophe Rezai (vocal), Pasha Hanjani and Amir Eslami (ney), Shervin Mohajer (kamancheh), Shahram Gholami (oud), Ali Razmi and Atabak Elyasi (setar), Reza Asgarzadeh (duduk), Babak Riahipour (bass) and Ali Rahimi (daf and percussion). The album was released on September 1, 2008.
Mahsa and her sister are well known in Iran with their previous CD, Songs from a Persian Garden which was most enchanting to listen to. Since we have had the pleasure of enjoying their music we would like you to do as well and if you happen to be living in Stockholm, Bahrain or Guernica in Spain, please note that in October they can be seen in concerts at these venues:
5th October - Stockholm, Sweden - Reorient festival
14th October - La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art, Manama, Bahrain
24th October - Guernica, Spain
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