Music

Interview with Afarin Mansouri

Afarin Mansouri, an acclaimed composer and opera artist, seamlessly blends her Iranian heritage with Western influences. She has received numerous accolades, including the Canada 150 Medal and the Kathleen McMorrow Music Award. Her compositions have been featured in prestigious publications like The Globe & Mail, BBC World, and Opera Canada. Afarin's recent focus has been creating groundbreaking operas that bridge cultures using language, poetry, and traditional instruments. She founded the Cultureland Opera Collective, amplifying underrepresented voices in the arts. 

NEDA

Born in South London to Iranian parents, Neda is a British vocalist and songwriter who draws from a melting pot of diverse influences. 

Chasing White Rabbits

Anahita Skye is a modern-day songstress who blends sultry rock and melodic pop with an infusion of soulful undertones. Chasing 

MohammadReza Shajarian

Mohammad-Reza Shajarian (23 September 1940 – 8 October 2020) was an Iranian classical singer, composer, and of Persian traditional music. He has been called "Iran's greatest living maestro of Persian classical music."Shajarian is also known for his skills in Persian calligraphy and humanitarian activities. 

Golnar Shahyar

Golnar Shahyar is a European based Iranian/Canadian vocalist, composer, lyricist and music educator who specializes in combining her musical roots with jazz and improvised music. 

kameliya Afshari

Kameliya Afshari has been studying music in a conservatoire setting since the age of 6. She began at the small music school in her neighborhood, quickly deciding that singing would be her only instrument, after managing to mangle Gentil Coquelicot on the violin.  

Chloe Pourmorady

Chloe Pourmorady is a Persian-American violinist, vocalist, and composer best known for her wide range of musical expression spanning from western to modal music. A creative chameleon, Chloe writes pieces that are innovative and captivating to global audiences; no one piece resembles the last.