Elder Hall Adelaide University North Terrace

Elder Hall Adelaide University North Terrace Adelaide

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Namjoo and Ensemble – Iranian Music Concert

Mohsen Namjoo, one of the most controversial contemporary Iranian singers will perform with his band in Adelaide at Elder Hall on Saturday 27 February 2016.
Mohsen Namjoo is an Iranian artist, songwriter, singer, music scholar and setar (traditional Persian lute) player based in California. Born in 1976 in Iran, Namjoo started his musical training at the age of twelve.
He has been described by the international press as ‘Avant Garde’ for his ability to fuse traditional Persian music and poetry of Hafez, Rumi and Saadi with jazz, rock and roll and blues, and for using his voice as an instrument in unconventional ways.
Hailed as ‘the Bob Dylan of Iran’ by the New York Times, Mohsen Namjoo is a true musical maverick who speaks for and touches the souls of today’s youth.
Seamlessly blending the classical with the Modern, the ancient with the current, Mohsen Namjoo is a non-conformist who not only takes on the centuries old traditions of Persian music, but also his own approach to composition, style and sound.

Presented by Persian Cultural Association of SA