Mahan Mirarab Band - Live in Hamburg

Fri Mar 01 2024 at 04:00 pm

Nachtasyl | Hamburg

Mahan Mirarab , Persian Jazz guitarist
Publisher/HostMahan Mirarab , Persian Jazz guitarist
Mahan Mirarab Band - Live in Hamburg
Mahan Miararb: guitar, fretless guitar, compositions & arrangement
Golnar Shahyar: voice
Martin Stegner: Viola
Mona Matbou Riahi: clarinet
David Six: piano
Martin Berauer: bass
Amir Wahba: percussion
Mahan Mirarab is a musician and composer. He grew up in the Iranian capital Tehran and lives in Vienna. Anyone who listens to Mirarab play his multi-neck guitar understands the» honest language« the artist articulates in his music.
European elements of chamber music combined with contemporary forms of jazz. They open a new interpretation of Iranian classical music.
He represents a generation of young migrant musicians in Europe who are changing the sound borders in the music industry and are pushing for more diversity with respect to quality, dialogue, and creativity. His aim is to introduce a new narrative through music in regard to middle eastern cultures and jazz and in doing so he has succeeded to create his complex yet approachable style.
His approach to composition and arrangement introduces a unique blend of rhythms and harmonies that showcases his rich musical vocabulary as well as his depth of knowledge in many different music styles. As a result, his compositions avoid so brilliantly cliche and expand the understanding of how each style can be interpreted. Mirarab is composing, arranging, and performing in many jazz, experimental, acoustic/electronic, folk, and traditional projects as well as film, dance, and theatre.
Jazz, therefore, defines as a kind of philosophy by Mirarab. It is a way of solidarity, how to fight for one’s identity, he says. »As a migrant in Europe, I bring strong influences from my cultural background «, Mirarab amplifies. »Through the philosophy of jazz, I find my own language, with the help of which I can break out of traditional conventions.«
That this liberation is evident in the combination of elements of European and Persian classical music is becoming increasingly important to Mirarab. He doesn’t present tradition, but represents it anew — in music that provokes practical diversion and analytical complexion, but is always defined by the relationship of rhythm to the body: »Even if the pieces are difficult to play, the focus is on making it groove.«

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Nachtasyl, Alstertor 1, 20095 Hamburg, Deutschland,Hamburg, Germany

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