THE LACEWINGS + AIDA SHAHGHASEMI
$8 IN ADVANCE / $10 AT THE DOOR
4:30PM DOORS / 5PM SHOWTIME
The Lacewings (Katherine Parent & Sarah Larsson) draw from the deep roots of womens folk music from Europe and European immigrants to North America. Katherine speaks Norwegian and Sarah speaks Serbo-Croatian, but neither are from those countries. Instead, the pair have engaged in years of deep study of folk music, learning from master-singers from Europe and the U.S. The Lacewings present folk music interwoven with stories of women working, learning together, and making a life through art.
Aida, initially a Daf player, studied with Amir Samadi in Tehran, Iran. She moved from Tehran to Minneapolis in summer of 2000. One unsuspecting summer day back in Tehran, she was pushed to sing on stage by Samadi, and she fell in love with it ever since. Her passion for Persian classical music stems from the cultural identity she craved after immigrating, and the women she met during her years of study. Her senior project at University of Minnesota's Anthropology department centered around restrictions on the voices of female classical vocalists in Iran, through which she met, interviewed, and studied with Parissa for a short period of 3 months. While residing in NYC, Aida worked with a few non-profit organizations as a teaching artist promoting the arts as a tool for social justice. She created and taught a class called Iran's Arts Activism centered around the effects of society on art and vise versa, at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She has worked with different artists internationally and is grateful for their generosity with creative space. Aida currently has a little home in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. She loves her little patch of basil on the windowsill and the 5 minute walk from her home to the Mississippi.
2528 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|