Shaho Andalibi and Scott Peterson will pay tribute to Kurdish singer and musician Ali Asghar Kurdistani at the Small World Center

Link Music Lab will feature renowned Iranian singer and nay player Shaho Andalibi with Toronto bassist Scott Peterson for an evening honoring the great Kurdish singer and musician Ali Asghar Kurdistani on June 30, 2022, at the Small World Center. Their legendary voice and unique style influenced traditional Iranian-Kurdish music as one of the first Kurdish singers recorded in Tehran in 1930. The power of Ali Asghar Kurdistani’s compositions continues with elements incorporated into this performance at light of economic conditions and the recent tragic incident in southern Iran. The vast experience of Middle Eastern music shared by Andalibi and Peterson promises a unique revision of Ali Asghar Kurdistani’s music in dialogue with contemporary Iran.

Andalibi’s connection to Kurdish music runs deep, having learned its melodies and modes at a very young age within a well-known musical family in Sanandaj, the capital of the province of Iranian Kurdistan. A prolific performer and musician, he has recorded 22 albums, toured and performed internationally, founded the Andalibi Ensemble and the Andalibi Music Academy in Toronto, and served as director of the Neyzar Music Academy in Tehran. . In 2019, the esteemed multi-instrumentalist and music teacher was a finalist for the Aga Khan Music Awards. Link Music Lab last presented Andalibi in collaboration with Aria Rostami in 2019 for Experimental Link Music Nights.

As an Asiko Afrobeat and Labyrinth Ensemble bassist with a strong jazz foundation, Peterson’s experience with globally diverse music is impressive, from producing with Zimbabwean band Nhapitapi to throat singing for the score by Jonathan Goldsmith for the film Burn Your Maps. Having studied throat singing in Tuva, guitar in Brazil, gamelan in Bali, and composition and piano in Toronto, Peterson will bring a fascinating musical perspective as a composer, producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist to multiple facets.

Experimental Link Music Nights contemplates the Persian-Canadian experience by invigorating, re-exploring and re-imagining traditional Persian music in contemporary and cosmopolitan Toronto by inviting different musicians from the diaspora to collaborate and perform together. The series will explore the links between identity, culture and musical creation with four concerts in its new season from December to March 2023.

Link Music Lab would like to thank the generous support of Canadian Heritage, the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.

About Link Music Lab

Link Music Lab is a Toronto-based artist collective with a mandate to create high-quality multicultural concert productions and innovative recording collaborations. Founded in 2009 by Mahmood “Moudy” Schricker, Link Music Lab uses an ethnomusicological approach to develop concert, recording and artist marketing initiatives. As the premier broadcaster of a diverse range of Persian music, from classical to electronic to fusion, Link Music Lab aims beyond its foundations in Persian music and the cliché of the “Toronto mosaic” to facilitate collaborations that intersect diverse cultures in entirely new artistic fields. contexts.

About Link Music Lab

Link Music Lab is a Toronto-based artist collective with a mandate to create high-quality multicultural concert productions and innovative recording collaborations. Founded in 2009 by Mahmood “Moudy” Schricker, Link Music Lab uses an ethnomusicological approach to develop concert, recording and artist marketing initiatives. As the premier broadcaster of a diverse range of Persian music, from classical to electronic to fusion, Link Music Lab aims beyond its foundations in Persian music and the cliché of the “Toronto mosaic” to facilitate collaborations that intersect diverse cultures in entirely new artistic fields. contexts.

Performance details

Time and date: June 30, 2022, Doors 7:30 p.m., Show 8 p.m.

Location: Small World Centre, 180 Shaw Street, Suite 101, Toronto, ON

Price: $35

Event link: https://fb.me/e/1LKion4Nm

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