New Mexico’s annual celebration of World Music & Culture has announced new artists added to the 2019 program. The three new names include Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore (USA), Natu Camara (Guinea) and Sahba Motallebi (Iran). The festival will take place September 20 and 21, 2019 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The current lineup features:
47Soul (Palestine/Jordan) Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Downey, California / Lubbock, Texas) Natu Camara (Guinea) La Cuneta Son Machín (Nicaragua) Dat García (Argentina) Garifuna Collective (Belize) Lucibela (Cabo Verde) Carlos Medina (Las Vegas, New Mexico) Mdou Moctar (Niger) Sahba Motallebi (Iran) Pamyua (Inuit/Yup’ik) Le Vent du Nord (Quebec, Canada) Yandong Grand Singers (China)
Additional artists will be announced in the next weeks.
Tar and sitar master Sahba Motallebi is set to perform Saturday, January 27th accompanied by Naghmeh Farahmand at North Beach Bandshell in Miami.
Sahba Motallebi is an award-winning Iranian musician. She began studying music as a young girl in Sari, northern Iran. Shortly after graduating from the Tehran Conservatory of Music, she co-founded a pioneering women’s music ensemble and later joined the Iranian National Orchestra, beginning her career as an international performer.
She left Iran in 2003 to pursue graduate studies, closed to her there because of her faith. Sahba is also recognized as an innovator in the teaching of Persian music, putting instructional materials on the internet and teaching students online.
North Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33141
Iranian tar and setar maestra Sahba Motallebi and percusionist T.J. Troy are set to perform on Saturday, October 15 at The Music Vault Academy in Laguna Hills, south of Los Angeles.
Sahba Motallebi is one of the leading performers of the tar and setar, lute-style stringed instruments that are fundamental in Persian classical music. For the past years, Sahba has lived near Los Angeles.
T.J. Troy plays percussion from various parts of the world. He is one of the most multidimensional and sought after percussionist in Los Angeles. He is principal percussionist for MESTO, an internationally recognized orchestra specializing in Middle Eastern Classical Music.
Sahba Motallebi is recognized internationally as a modern expert of the Iranian tar and setar, lute-type stringed instruments that are essential to one of the world’s great musical traditions. Sahba started studying music as a young girl in Sari, a small coastal city in the north of Iran.
In 1993, at the age of 14, she initiated her studies at the Tehran Conservatory of Music, where she was recognized as Best Tar Player at the Iranian Music Festival for four consecutive years.
After graduating in 1997, Sahba Motallebi helped found the pioneering women’s music ensemble Chakaveh. In 1999, Motallebi was invited to join the Iranian National Orchestra.
In 2003, Motallebi left Iran to pursue graduate studies in music in Russia, Turkey, and the United States and has lived near Los Angeles for the past years. She continues to perform worldwide, and has released several CDs and published two books on Iranian classical music.
Sahba Motallebi is also much-admired as an innovator in music education, with her online instructional materials and courses reaching students throughout the world.
Presentation of Young Artists (2003)
Solace of the eyes (2006),
Ever lasting songs of Iran Vol. I & II (2001)
Ancient Heritage anew (2011)
Dream and Illusion (2012)
A Tear at the Crossroad of Time (2014)
Your Connection to traditional and contemporary World Music including folk, roots and various types of global fusion