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Namjoo & Faraualla Live in San Francisco
March 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$35 – $75
Please be advised that date of Namjoo’s concert has been changed to March 4 instead of March 3.
We apologize for the inconvenience. The date change was not voluntary and it was forced by Palace of Fine Art. We hope to see you there.
Diaspora Arts Connection proudly presents Official Mohsen Namjoo and his band, featuring the Italian female vocal quartet, Faraualla, on Saturday, March 4, 2018 at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts. The show will be performed in two sets, the first set features Mohsen Namjoo’s new album, “On the String of A Tear’s Bow,” and the second set will be a selection of Mr. Namjoo’s favorite classics.
“On the String of A Tear’s Bow,” is a journey of a corpse traveling from Mongolia to Eastern Europe, going through all rituals and mourning ceremonies of many local ethnicities and cultures.
“On the String of A Tear’s Bow” project originally started as a performance and sound installation art in a collaboration between Mohsen Namjoo and Shirin Neshat. It was then proposed to an Italian producer and was performed as a play in Italy in 2015 and 2016. This album is based on all the sounds and music that was used in the play.
The live performance of this album will be performed as a performance art. It will include the videos and artwork from Shirin Neshat as well as different musicians and Faraualla who will not only perform the music but will also perform the rituals.
About Faraualla: The quartet Faraualla was formed 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. The suggestions of a journey through cultures so far among themselves, melt together into an original synthesis in which cultural roots of the group strongly emerge. 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.
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 latest album “Voices from the East” with Nederlands Blazers Ensemble was released on June, 2017. His new album, “On the String of A Tear’s Bow,” will be released in February 2018.