The Poetic Voice / HOPE: A Vocal Workshop with Mahsa Vahdat (Tehran, Iran)
The Kitka Institute is pleased to continue our series of workshops with Persian vocalist and master teacher, Mahsa Vahdat. Mahsa's next workshop will the theme of Hope.
"Hope makes life beautiful, gives us strength, and enables us to overcome many obstacles. Holding on to hope is a uniquely human ability, and can be the last thing an person loses . Life without hope is impossible. In this workshop, we will reflect on the rays of hope that can be found in the verses of old and new Iranian poets. We will give voice to these texts, and study how to transmit hope to one another through the art of singing." - Mahsa Vahdat
Mahsa Vahdat has performed and taught in concerts and festivals in Asia, Europe, the US, and Africa, and has collaborated with numerous musician from many continents. She performs regularly in a vocal duet with her sister, Marjan Vahdat.
Following her participation in the 2004 Lullabies from the Axis of Evil, recording project, Mahsa started a long partnership with the Norwegian record label Kirkelig Kulturverksted (KKV) which has led to worldwide release of a series of critically acclaimed albums. Since 2007, Mahsa has been an ambassador for the Freemuse Organization, an independent international organization that advocates for freedom of expression for musicians and composers worldwide. In 2010, Mahsa Vahdat was granted the Freemuse Award.
Recently, Mahsa released an award-winning new solo a cappella album entitled "The Sun Will Rise." "Placeless" a new recording with Kronos Quartet and Marjan Vahdat was released this month on the KKV label.
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