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Mohsen Namjoo – Faraualla – ON THE STRING OF THE TEAR’S BOW

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Farhang Foundation presents world-renowned singer, songwriter Mohsen Namjoo accompanied by the renowned Faraualla quartet for the U.S. premiere of ON THE STRING OF THE TEAR’S BOW, in collaboration with the acclaimed artists Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari and featuring art installations by acclaimed duo.
This musical and visual odyssey takes audiences along the ancient silk road investigating the confluences of cultures from the far east to the middle east to the Balkans, all the way to the south of Italy as they have been moving back and forth through centuries both melodically and ritualistically. It is a contemporary artistic take encompassing the cycles of life and death as different cultures have been tackling the issues of loss and rebirth. While incorporating folklore songs of different regions into a unique, harmonic totality, Mohsen Namjoo’s musical symphony, remains faithful to the origins of each song while bridging the differences.
The monumental video and photo installations by Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari carry the signature iconic, goddess-like imagery of female mourners from Bari, which have an uncanny resemblance to Neshat’s photographs of women from the Muslim world.
ON THE STRING OF THE TEAR’S BOW is followed by a second act featuring a concert by Mohsen Namjoo and his ensemble performing some of their most beloved songs.