Please note: This event is now sold out. There will be a live webcast at 8:00 pm ET at AsiaSociety.org/Live. Iran Modern exhibition will be open until 8:00 pm.
Mohsen Namjoo is a songwriter, singer, music scholar and setar player (traditional Persian lute). Born in 1976 in Torbat-e Jam, Iran, Namjoo began his musical training at the age of twelve, and studied Persian vocal technique with many great masters. He discovered the music of rock and blues in his late teens which had a huge effect on him. His musical style weaves a mosaic, mixing Persian music and poetry, Western rock, blues, and jazz to create something that is uniquely his own. Mohsen Namjoo is a true musical maverick, seamlessly blending the classical with the modern, the ancient with the contemporary.
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Video: Mohsen Namjoo's hit song "Toranj"
This program is part of Asia Society's ongoing initiative, Creative Voices of Muslim Asia, made possible by support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Additional support for Iran Modern programming is provided by the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and the American Institute of Iranian Studies.
In conjunction with the exhibition Iran Modern, on view September 6, 2013 through January 5, 2014.