Fire Museum Presents: Mehrnam Rastegari & Martin Shamoonpour
Join us for an evening of Iranian traditional music!
Mehrnam Rastegari is a well-established Iranian music and film score composer, singer, violinist, and master Kamancheh player. She has performed in concerts in more than ten countries, including the United States, Germany, Switzerland, France, Finland, Iran, and Kazakhstan, and music festivals such as the WOMEX World Music Expo, Tampere, Finland, and the Fajr International Music Festival, Tehran, Iran.
Mehrnam's main instrument is the Kamancheh, for which she has been recognized by some of the best Kamancheh performers and instructors globally, who certified her as a master Kamancheh player. She was a guest speaker at the TEDx event Oasis: Existence in Nothingness. Additionally, she composed the score for multiple award-winning films, including Dispirited, for which she won the Best Original Score Award at the Melbourne City Independent Film Awards (MCIFA), A Poetess, presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2022, and the Rotten, nominated for the original score in Japan Kadoma Festival.
accompanying Mehrnam on Tombak, Dumbak & Daf (percussion) is Martin Shamoonpour.
Martin Shamoonpour is an autodidactic multi-instrumentalist, composer, actor, and visual artist from Tehran, Iran. Martin plays daf, tombak, flute, and Iranian folk woodwind instruments, and has performed in galleries and theaters throughout Iran. To date, Shamoonpour has composed and performed music for close to thirty theater productions in The City Theater of Tehran and has written, directed and performed his own one-man-show, Qatinu the Hero, at many of Iran’s most prominent artistic theaters.
Admission is FREE but registration is highly recommended. Please register HERE