June 17 , 2015

I'm very excited to invite you to be a part of my kickstarter campaign (see video below). I'll be raising funds with the help of you guys to make my next CD 'The Mardom Movement' a reality. Mardom in Persian means People and I don't think I could have picked a more appropriate name since you are directly involved with the process.

In the past, I've released two other Movement CDs. One was dedicated to my love life (The Ziur Movement) and the other to my family's nomadic journey to Canada (The Lamaj Movement). I've had this idea in the back of my mind for years: how can I write an album that's about the people who have inspired me through travelling and touring the world the past few years? This project will be a big step forward because I've gotten the chance to play with some outstanding world class players who have taught me something important about music: the art of sharing it with others. This CD will mostly be a collection of collaborations with other instrumentalists, including some tracks with the Persian Setar and some solo acoustic guitar compositions. Since the last two albums I have gained a lot more life experiences and musical ideas. I intend to harvest these into making my new musical ideas come to life.

Thank you for all your support so far and I hope you will join me in making my dream as a musician come true! I've got some really cool rewards I want to share with you so do have a look at the website HERE


Upcoming Shows
Produced in collaboration with Sam Trego Productions

July 4 - Toronto, ON - The Esplande & Frederick St. | 2:30pm

July 10 - Ingersoll, ON - Canterbury Folk Festival | FREE | 8:00pm (Main Stage)
July 11 - Ingersoll, ON - Canterbury Folk Festival | FREE | 11:30am (Gazebo Stage)
July 11 - Ingersoll, ON - Canterbury Folk Festival | FREE | 1:30pm (East Stage)
July 11 - Ingersoll, ON - Canterbury Folk Festival | FREE | 3:30pm (West Stage)
July 12 - Ingersoll, ON - Canterbury Folk Festival | FREE | 1:00pm (Main Stage)

July 17 - Perth, ON - Stewart Park Festival - Main Stage 5:00pm
July 17 - Perth, ON - Stewart Park Festival - After Hours 9:30pm
July 18 - Perth, ON - Stewart Park Festival - Workshop

Aug 22 - Toronto, ON - Tirgan Festival at Harbourfront Centre
Aug 23 - Toronto, ON - Tirgan Festival at Harbourfront Centre

Aug 23 - 29 - Mendocino, CA - Mendocino Guitar Festival

Sept 25 - Uxbridge, ON - Foster Memorial | Free

October 15 - 18 Toronto, ON - Folk Music Ontario Conference

November 17 - 20 Montreal, QC - Mundial Montreal Conference