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Rana Farhan Live in San Francisco
November 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm$45 – $65
Diaspora Arts Connection once again proudly presents the delightful vocalist, Rana Farhan on Sunday, November 18, 2018, on the occasion of the release of her new album, “Talking About Love.” New York-based artist Rana Farhan’s cool, bluesy style transcends time and erases all borders, wowing listeners worldwide. With each new album Rana redefines a genre that seems to be hers alone, a unique fusion of classical Persian poetry with contemporary blues and jazz music. Rana will be performing songs from her new album, as well as from her previous albums.Buy Tickets Now!
About the artist: Iranian artist Rana Farhan sings in a cool bluesy style that transcends time and erases all borders, wowing listeners worldwide. With each new release Rana redefines a genre that seems to be hers alone.
Born in Iran, Rana grew up listening to any albums she could get her hands on, fostering a love for American blues artists like Odetta and Leadbelly; while rockin’ to Jimmy Hendrix and Janis Joplin.
Rana left Iran after graduating from Tehran University and she soon found herself in New York City, exploring her talents in lacquer paintings and soaking in the sounds and music of Manhattan, including the rich cultural district of Harlem where she discovered her love of jazz.
It was in New York that Rana first teamed with guitarist/ producer Steven Toub for her first full-length CD “The Blues Are Brewin’”, a collection of American jazz and blues standards.
But it was Farhan’s second release “I Return”, a unique fusion of classical Persian poetry with contemporary blues and jazz music that really set the world on fire.
After recording and distributing a track called “Rumi’s Prayer” over the internet, the response from both American and International listeners was overwhelming. With a demand for more, Farhan and Toub, began writing and recording the album working off of both Rumi and Hafez, compiling one of the most sensitive fusions of two distant cultures.
Rana’s virtual popularlity in Iran is what led Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi to feature her in his award winning film, “No One Knows About Persian Cats.” Ghobadi says Rana is an important figure in the Iranian music scene today. “Like a needle and thread, Rana stitches East and West together through her music.”
Rana has performed to sold out audiences worldwide. Artist website: https://ranafarhanmusic.com/
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