Sunday, July 28, 2019 – 4:00 pm
Bluma Appel Theatre
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
Born in 1976 in Khorasan province, one of epicentres of poetry and music north east of Iran, Mohsen Namjoo is a singer ,songwriter, music scholar and setar (traditional Persian lute) player currently based in New York City. Featured in many world renowned press such as NY Times, The Guardian, BBC, LA times and many more, Namjoo is considered a visionary artist who speaks for the youth in Iran. Seamlessly blending the Classical Persian music and scales with electric guitar,Rock and Blues vocal techniques with Persian Avaz (singing). He fuses the ancient with the current. His unique style of singing and effortless mixture of music from east and west has made him an iconic persona in contemporary world music.
Since his arrival to the U.S. in 2009, Namjoo has been touring the world to sold out concerts at prestigious halls including Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco; Conservatorio Sala Verdi, Milan, Italy; Disney Hall and Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, Barbican Hall, London, Symphony Space NYC, Volkswagen Arena Istanbul and many more. He is one of the few middle eastern artists who has following all across the world from Tehran to New York to Melbourne to Istanbul to Berlin and many more cities. Mohsen Namjoo has released 11 albums and over 20 singles. His latest album, On the String of the Tear’s Bow is released on March 26 2018.