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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sussan Deyhim Will Sing at the Kimmel Center

If you are a regular reader, you how much I enjoy learning about Iranian culture and history. After reading Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, I was hooked and open to learning even more about Iran in particular and Middle Eastern cultures in general. I just learned that the Iranian singer Sussan Deyhim will be performing in one of the programs sponsored by the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, which runs from April 7-May 1, 2011.

Ms. Deyhim, who has lived in the States since 1980, is an activist, composer and vocalist whose voice belongs to the heavens. Billboard Magazine describes Deyhim as "an overpowering presence...[whose] wordless incantations are amplified in harmonized layers and recycled into sampled loops, beckoning you into this virtual desert ritual" and the New York Times said that her "thrilling music...sounds in the ear long after you've left the show." Just listen:

She will appear at the Kimmel Center on April 24, 2011. Here’s a link to more information about this event..

And here’s a link to the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts’ performance schedule.

Photos-Larry Barns

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