Darya grew up in an artistic environment in Iran. Her mother is a singer/director of the Marionette Theatre.
In 1999, she obtained her “Diplome d’Etude Musicale” (Musical studies diploma – Gold Medal) in vocal training. One year later, she finished her musical education in the National Conservatory of Toulouse/France and obtained a first-class diploma, as well as a Diploma specializing in Baroque Style.
Darya also has a Master’s Degree in art, from the “Ecole des Beaux-Arts” of Toulouse/France.
Babak is a highly talented and accomplished Iranian, Canadian Musician Composer, Guitarist, and a member of American Guitar Society (CSUN University, Northridge, CA). He is also a member of Toronto Musicians' Association. (TMA). instructor of Canada Music Academy.
Musicians: Darya Dadvar, Babak Amini
Music and Lyrics: Leila Azodi Ghajar
Release: July 30, 2021
Damsaz Duet is an expression of the close collaboration between Hamid Motebassem and Samira Golbaz. Their entwined personal and professional life started with Hamid’s invitation to Samira to play in the Mezrab Ensemble. Now after five years of sharing their life together, they have had numerous artistic results.
The following album is the result of a performance in their small home studio, following the challenge to maintain the contact with the musical audience during Corona times.
Samira Golbaz, Setar
Hamid Motebassem , Setar
Sound recording: Sasan Azodi, Hamid Motabassem
Mix and Mastering: Orod Anzabipoor
Release: December 8 th 2020
Kiosk is a pioneering Iranian rock band (The Berlin Daily Newspaper) founded by Arash Sobhani in Tehran in 2003. The name of the band, Kiosk, stems from the original formation of the group in Tehran, when its members gathered together in any possible makeshift space or “Kiosk” to play their music without fear of arrest.
After censorship and restriction by Iranian authorities, its musicians immigrated to the U.S. and Canada. The band has since toured throughout the world and released ten albums.
Musicians: Arash Sobhani, Ali Kamali, Shahrouz Molaei
Release: August 20, 2021
Saman Alias is a clarinettist and a composer based in Sweden who has received a master's degree in Music from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and has worked both nationally and internationally for many years.
In his new album "Lavin," in collaboration with the Swedish pianist, Johan Ericsson tries to create original Kurdish jazz music. Lavin is an album for a piano, bass, drums, and clarinet and is composed entirely as new Kurdish sound with original ideas.
Saman Alias, Johan Ericsson
Sound recording: United Voice studios
Mix and Mastering: Johan Moberg
Release: December 28 th 2020
The Sound of My Diary
Afro Persian Beats
Artist: Habib Meftah
Produced by: Habib Meftah / Babak Rezvani & Nicolas Lacoumette
Mixed: Babak Rezvani
Mastered: Soheil Saremi
Graphic art: Mahdi Yousefi
Recording label: UNITED VOICE
Shibaali is the sound of Habib Meftahs diary. The conversations and lessons that paved his way from Bushehr to Paris. With a reference to folk music from south of Iran, this electro-acoustic album will take you on a journey of bringing traditional afro persian beats to a modern dance floor.
When Sufism meets Blues
With classical blues elements, lyrics from ancient Persian poets, Sufi music and the traditional instrument tanbur in focus, a new style of music is created - Tanblues - which will consolidate its place in the music heaven. Josette Bushell – Mingo, director, actress and singer. Highly current with the acclaimed hit show Nina - a story about me and Nina Simone. Tahmoures Pournazeri is one of Iran's most prominent composers and one of the founders of the modern Iranian style of music. Together they will conquer the blues world with a new style. This is a meeting between two worlds, two religions, two continents, two styles of music and above all two prominent and highly current artists.
Artist: Tahmoures Pournazeri , Josette Bushel Mingo
Musicians: Tahmoures Pournazeri, Tanbur; Josette Bushel Mingo, Song; Arin Keshishi, Bas; Shayan Riahi, Percussions
Poems: Hakim Omar Khayam,
Produced by: Tahmoures Pournazeri , Mansour Hosseini
Mixed: Tahmoures Pournazeri
Mastered: Stockholm Mastering
Graphic art: Alireza latifian