Golnar & Mahan – The Contemporary Sound of Iran


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Golnar & Mahan – The Contemporary Sound of Iran

Date: Tue 29.05 Time: 20:00 - 22:00

“A musical experience that takes you, in the most beautiful and gentle way, to another distant dimension.” – MICA AUSTRIA

Golnar Shahyar and Mahan Mirarab have been two inseparable musical partners since they first met in Vienna in 2011. Both, influenced by the Iranian culture, they specialize in blending jazz with oriental folk elements, odd meter polyrhythms, Afro-Cuban music, etc. They have created a new way of story-telling in which the lyrics, mostly in Farsi, and the compositions go hand in hand.

Golnar Shahyar’s voice being »one of the most powerful sounds you can ever witness« combines tribal chanting with scat singing and Tahrir. Mahan Mirarab with his double neck guitars, hypnotizes with his groovy but fine playing. With their compositions and improvisations Golnar & Mahan create such a powerful and unique sound that one could claim they re-define the paradigms of world music and jazz. To push the boundaries even further, they got together with the Austrian power-house and versatile percussionist, Amir Wahba. Multi-instrumental, multi-lingual and multi-cultural, Golnar & Mahan is the definition of a real cosmopolitan band.

“When Golnar Shahyar sings, you can easily forget everything else around. The trio is an enrichment to the Austrian music scene.” – Helmut Jasper (Ö1)

“Derakht is a true masterpiece, one that will definitely not go unnoticed for its extraordinary beautiful and lyrical sound.” – MICA AUSTRIA


Doors 19.00 / Concert 20.00 (don’t be late) / € 10,-
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Note: Unless otherwise stated, our program needs no reservation.