Mahsa Vahdat


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Mahsa Vahdat is a prominent performer of Persian vocal art and a strong advocateof freedom of expression in music. Her career has given a deeper knowledge ofIranian poetry and music to large audiences in the world and has taken Persian poetry and music to new heights.Mahsa was born in 1973 in Tehran. She

graduated with a B.A. in Music from University of Art in Tehran. She strongly believes in creating a universal expression of music based on her traditional and regional musical roots.She has taken part in numerous world music festivals and concerts in countries around the world and has been performing as independent singer and musician for nearly 3 decades.Without being visible in her own society because of restrictions of female solo voice after the Islamic Revolution in 1979 in Iran, she and her sister Marjan have continuous contact with a large audience who highly appreciate their art, both in Iran and abroad.Following participation in the album Lullabies from the Axis of Evil (2004), Mahsa and Marjan started a long lasting collaboration with the Norwegian record label Kirkelig Kulturverksted (KKV). This collaboration led to a worldwide release of a series of award winning and critically acclaimed albums.In 2019 The mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has proclaimed 6th of Sept 2019 the“Mahsa Vahdat Day” for her courage and bold resistance and great artistry