Houbara - Resonances Iran
The 2-day festival Houbara - Resonances Iran sees itself as a place of exchange, new encounters and shared experiences. The festival is dedicated to artists and ensembles who question genre boundaries and create and explore their own sound worlds. One focus - in addition to multi-layered music - is on Persian poetry, which has not only been part of world literature for centuries, but is also an important component of Iranian cultures in everyday life. Houbara is curated by NICA artist Sophie Emilie Beha.
The Houbara is an Iranian endemic migratory bird that is in danger of extinction. The title also refers to "The Conference of Birds" (منطق الطیر) by Fariduddin Attar - a great mystical poem that is one of the most important works of Persian literature. It describes the pilgrimage of thousands of birds of the world in search of an ideal king. In the end, thirty birds remain - and realize that they themselves are the king they are looking for.
In collaboration with NICA artist development, Timcheh e.V. and Yalda Yazdani.
Program 6th March
19:00 Artist Talk w/ Padideh Naderi
20:00 Reza Askari & Tanasgol Sabbagh
21:00 Parvaresh / Noori / Zahedi
22:00 Rojin Sharafi
Program 7th March:
7pm Yalda Yazdani: Female Singers in Post-Revolutionary Iran (Lecture)
8pm Cymin Samawatie Trio
9pm From the Lips to the Moon with Pouya Ehsaie and Tara Fatehi
10pm Padideh Naderi & Rouzbeh Motia