Sunday, February 5th, 2023: 4 PM at Royal City Mission
This special one-hour concert aims to raise awareness about the dire situation in Iran, to bring people together in solidarity, and to donate money to Amnesty International who fights human rights abuses.
Reza Yazdanpanah is a musician from Guelph with Persian music background. He is also a graduate from the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) program at the University of Guelph. Me, Myself, and I; Reza et Moi, Tamashay-e-Saba, Eshq Amad, and Goshayesh are his released albums, composed/improvised based on folkloric, traditional, and classical Persian music.
The musicians participating in the Women Life Freedom concert are from Guelph and area. They have generously contributed their time and talent to this concert:
Akiira Charissa Kalumnu Wolfsong, Sally Ludwig: Vocals
Brent Rowan: Saxophone and Flute
Gary Diggins: Cornet, Santoor, hands pan, and vocal
Jocelyn Drainie: Vocal and Tombak (Persian hand drum)
Louisa Krátká: Violin
Maya Larose: Drumming and vocal
Shannon Kingsbury: Vocal and Harp
Shelir Ebrahimi: Kurdish dance and vocal
Tom Wolf: Percussion and hand drum
Tyler Wagler: Bass
Reza Yazdanpanah: Director, composer, arranger, vocal and playing; Tar, Setar, and Tanboor (Iranian plucked chordophones)