Los Angeles (California), USA – Homay and The Mastan Group ensemble will perform for the first time outside of Iran for their large fan base in the United States, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 7:30 in the evening, to take on A Forbidden Journey; the name of their latest album.
Founded in 2005 by Saied Jafar-zadeh also known as "Homay", The Mastan Group has become one of the prominent traditional Persian music ensembles from Iran. Only in his 20’s, Homay is part of a very special group of musicians who writes his own lyrics, composes, sings, produces and mixes his music in Iran. His ensemble consists of eight highly proficient Iranian musicians. These young spiritual and talented artists transmit their message of truth and unity through novel lyrics and music. They achieve this by refreshing the traditional and folkloric music and introducing a groundbreaking interpretation of classical Persian music and poetry.Homay and The Mastan Group has been recognized by many organizations, including Fajr Festival in Iran, which is equivalent to South by Southwest, both in 2007 and 2008, while performing at various prestigious venues throughout Iran, attended by both young and old, some exceeding 6,000 in spectators.
Following the paths of the greatest Sufi masters, Rumi and Hafez, The Mastan Group encourages its audiences to live consciously. They share the universal idea of striving for a creative life by flourishing love and peace from within. Rhythmic, uplifting and mesmerizing, The Mastan Group plays traditional Persian music in a way that has never been heard before.
Media inquiries are encouraged to further share the message of these talented artists globally, who have overcome many obstacles to be able to pursue their passion, and have traveled to the United States with the help of supporters of the Persian traditions and music.
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Author: World Music Central News Department
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