Sahba Motallebi & Nagmeh Farahmand presented by Small World Music
August 18, 2018
6:00 pm
Toronto, Canada
Harbourfront Centre
Get Direction - 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8, Canada

We will perform at The Small World Music Center in Toronto Canada on August 18, 2018.


Two remarkable rising stars of Persian classical music, among the few women performing it.

An internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the tar and setar, two related lutes at the heart of Persian classical music, Sahba Motallebi pushed back against patrimonial restrictions in her native Iran to emerge as an award winning musician; “There is no rock guitarist, no oud player, possibly no musician anywhere in the world with such subtle yet fearsome chops on a fretted instrument” (New York Music Daily). Known to masterfully weave classical Persian styling with folk and world fusion, Sahba is accompanied by Naghmeh Farahmand, one of Iran’s leading percussionists, on daf and tonbak.