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So, 11/11/2018, 19:00 Uhr

Female voice of Iran - Day 4

Ein Festival der Zeitgenössischen Oper Berlin

Iran can look back at a unique and diverse history. Women have always played a big role in this rich and abundant multiethnic culture, where every region and group have their own form of expression, and they have also had a vital influence on Iranian music. But in the years after the 1979 Islamic revolution women were prohibited from singing solo in public, thus threatening to leave this cultural asset to total oblivion. Fortunately it has over the last years been possible to observe an exciting renaissance: the public interest in women’s music is clearly growing, women are increasingly appearing in variety of musical activities and performances.
“Female Voice of Iran-sounding borders”, curated by the Iranian ethnomusicologist Yalda Yazdani, will for the second time stage 9 female singers from the younger generations originating from different regions and ethnic groups of this huge country.
In addition to their solo performances the singers will team up with musicians and artists from the international contemporary Berlin scene. Furthermore a lecture, film portraits, and a panel discussion will give the audience a unique insight into the abundant and active production of contemporary female Iranian musicians.
Program 2018
Thursday, 08.11.2018
19:00 Opening Concert with Maedeh Tabatabaei Niya (Isfahan, classical Iranian music), Sahar Zibaei (Kermanschah, Kurdish folk music), Aida Nosrat (Paris/Tehran, Jazzmusic)
Friday, 09.11.2018
16:00 Workshop “The female voice” Traditional, Iranian voice technics with singers of the festival, moderation by Cymin Samawatie and Golnar Shahyar
19:00 Concert with Samin Ghorbani (Tehran, Azeri folk music), Jamileh Amaniyan (Gonbad-e Qabus, Turkmenian folk music), Faravaz Farvardin (Tehran, Pop music)
Saturday, 10.11.2018
16:00 Female musicians from Iran and their lives
Film portraits and panel discussion, moderation: Yalda Yazdani and Andreas Rochholl
19:00 Concert with Maliheh MoradiHaghighi (Tehran, classical Iranian music), Atefeh Moghimi (Amol – Caspian Sea, Mazandarani folk music), Mina Deris (Tehran / Abadan, Arabic-Iranian folk-fusion music)
Sunday, 11.11.2018
11:00 Matinee – Female voices – a capella concert with just all the female voices of the festival
16:00 “Female voice of Iran” – The role of women in music in Post-Revolutionary Iran – Introduction lecture by Yalda Yazdani, ethnomusicologist (in English)
19:00 Female Voice of Iran Ensemble
Concert under the artistic direction of Cymin Samawatie with all musicians and artists of the festival
Curator: Yalda Yazdani
Artistic board: Cymin Samawatie (music director), Golnar Shahyar, Mahan Mirarab
Artistic director, Producer and Filmmaker: Andreas Rochholl
Artists in the Female Voice of Iran- Ensemble from Berlin: Elmira Bahrami, Yuliya Boyd, Raman Djafari, Modjgan Hashemian, Carlos Libedinsky, Ralf Schwarz, Ravi Srinivasan, James Wylie
Sound director: Daniel Weingarten
Production management: Daria Rochholl
Translator: Golnar Tabibzadeh
Stage management: Alessandro Lanzillotti
Production team, artist support: Milena Gehrt, Alejandra Ossa Jimenez, Esther Klobe Weihmann, Pablo Burbano Cifuentes, Joana Kern, Miriam Taha
Setphotograper: Yuliya Boyd
Female voice of Iran is a project created by Zeitgenössische Oper Berlin
funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds and in cooperation with Kultur Büro Elisabeth.

Concert under the artistic direction of Cymin Samawatie with all musicians and artists of the festival.

  • Bemerkungen zum Datum und Uhrzeit: 08.11.-11.11.2018
  • Villa Elisabeth
  • Invalidenstraße 3, Berlin
  • Barrierefreiheit: Sehbehinderung und Blindheit / Hörbehinderung / kognitive Einschränkungen
  • Ticketpreis: 20 €/erm. 15 €, Panel: 5 €, Matinee (11th Nov. 11:00): 15 €/ erm. 10 €