In light of the recent uprising in Iran, Artistic Freedom Initiative has launched a series of local performances to raise awareness for Iranian artists/activists at the center of the revolution and announce a new program entitled Iranian Artist Support Program (IASP), designed to help vulnerable Iranian artists/activists relocate to safety.
Please join us for a night with Mehrnam Rastegari, master Kamancheh player and world-renowned Iranian musician, composer, singer, and violinist who recently moved to NYC from Tehran, Iran. The night will feature Iranian traditional/folk music, including Kurdish songs, in celebration of the lives of Mahsa (Jina) Amini, Nika Shakarami, and all who lost their lives for demanding basic human rights.
Mehrnam Rastegari: vocal, kamancheh
Daro Behrouzi: woodwinds
John Murchison: qanun, bass
Martin Shamoonpoor: percussion