This performance is presented as part of AFI’s Revolutions & Movements festival.
Born in Iran, Marjan Farsad is a visual artist and singer songwriter. Having left behind a country where women are prohibited from performing as solo vocalists before mixed gender audiences, Marjan now takes the stage to sing all over the world. She and her brilliant band lead the celebratory opening of Revolutions & Movements.
Woven through Marjan’s ethereal songs are haunting melodies that evoke the past, and memories of her home in Iran. Her transcendent performances are set against projections of her own hand-painted animations, creating a multi-sensory experience that transports audiences to a wistful and distant time and place.
Photography by Nosrat Tarighi