Date(s) - Wednesday August 13, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
cafe BellaLuca, 303 Jones St, Truth or Consequences
Persian setar player Fared Shafinury is the artist that best represents the hyphenated-generation of Iranian-Americans today. The critically acclaimed composer, vocalist, poet, Persian setarist and multi-instrumentalist has effectively unearthed his ancestral roots in classical Persian music & poetry, as well as reinvigorating the ancient sound with a modern touch – seamlessly morphing together influences ranging from American folk/rock/blues to classical/& folk Iranian music.
The power in his voice transcends the listener from the sleepy beach towns along the Gulf of Mexico, to the soft gentile rolling hills of central Texas, to the dramatic mist hidden cliffs of Big Sur California, and melodically retracing an arc back to the scattered villages of Iran, to find themselves at the foothills of a modern Tehran today.