Jaana Ensemble
Saturday, 11 Mar 2017 - 04:00 PM

Lyric Theatre
Toronto Centre for the Arts
Toronto Centre for the Arts

Jaana band led by Mahsa Golmakani started its activities in Toronto last spring. The main core of this band is composed of a group of talented female musicians based in Toronto, who made their official debut recently with a music-video entitled Morgh-e-Lahooti, featuring a poem by Rumi and shown on Radio Javan. The music-video was widely met with a positive response and has attracted many viewers since. The Composition of this song, as well as some of the other pieces to be performed during the festival, was completed by Mr. Hamid Behroozinia, one of the most successful young Iranian musicians. Recording, mixing and mastering of the song was completed by Toronto based artist and master violinist and kamancheh player, Mr. Amirali Kamali. Mahsa Golmakani, a graduate of musical studies and a student of Ms. Mina Oftadeh and Mr. Pashang Kamkar plays the Santoor. Other members of the band are Roya Sepehri and Zohreh Alizadeh (vocals), Tahereh Salimi (santoor bass), Mona Moradi (tonbak and bandir) and Paria Safadaran (daff and dayereh) Jaana aims to present contemporary Persian music in the format of a beautiful and different album and is planning performances in Canada and the US in support of Iranian art and culture.