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Mahsa Vahdat & Sardar Mohamad Jani
December 18, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$50
Link Music Lab presents Mahsa Vahdat, award-winning vocal artist, composer and cultural activist, and Sardar Mohamad Jani, an immensely talented oud player, in the return of Experimental Link Music Nights.
Famous for her collaborations, Vahdat will improvise with Mohamad Jani, with the shared foundational knowledge of Persian classical poetry. Vahdat has recorded 10 albums, several of which have melodies and interpretations of poems by Khayyam, Hafez and Rumi, as Mohamad Jani has masterfully played sacred music rooted in Sufi and Dervish traditions, notably as part of Rumi Canada’s Inner Journey series.
Visual artist Andrew O’Connor will project Marianne Lystrup’s videos for the show.
Experimental Link Music Nights contemplates the Persian-Canadian experience by reinvigorating, re-exploring and re-imagining Persian traditional music within contemporary and cosmopolitan Toronto by inviting different musicians from the diaspora to collaborate and perform together. The series will explore connections between identity, culture, and musical creation with four concerts in its new season from December to March 2022.
Link Music Lab gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Canadian Heritage, Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.