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Tara Tiba - OMID Album Launch
Sunday 01 September 3.00pm
Praised as a unique new voice from Iran TARA TIBA is now noted as one of Australia’s most distinctive and significant musical voices.
Born and raised in Iran and based in Perth, Tara Tiba is one of the few singers of her generation who have mastered the Persian classical canonic repertoire(Radif). She has been acclaimed as an expatriate trailblazer for her extraordinary voice and repertoire that fuses traditional Persian singing with Jazz, Latin, contemporary and experimental music.
Hailed for her spine-tingling voice by The Australian, Tara has mesmerized audiences around the world including at New York’s Norouz at The MET GALA, National Auditorium of Music of Spain, BBV Tivoli Portugal and WOMADelaide festival.
She performed for 50,000 people at the 2016 Perth Festival opening event Home, alongside Tim Minchin and John Butler and Iain Grandage. For the 2018 Perth Festival event Siren Song, Tara’s singing was broadcast from an installation of 500 speakers on skyscrapers at dawn and dusk for 10 days across her adopted city.
The new album features Cuban Grammy Award nominee pianist-composer Ivan Melon Lewis as producer and some of finest Cuban and Iranian musicians.
Tara Tiba is dedicating this album to all the people dealing with mental health issues.
“Sophisticated and impressive”
“Unique is a greatly misused word in the lexicon of record reviewers, but the adjective most assuredly applies to Tara Tiba’s music and, specifically, to an outstanding sophomore album that explores the musical traditions shared by Iran and Cuba.”
“Iranian diva Tara Tiba, exuded class and charm as she sailed through the songs on her eclectic and elegant new album Omid with a gun crew of Cuban expats — most notably the piano whiz Ivan “Melon” Lewis.”
“Rousing renditions of classical Iranian songs”
“a unique new voice from Iran”
Mohammad Reza Darvishi, Ethnomusicologist
Joining Tara for the Perth show
Kate Pass: Bass
Austin Salisbury: Piano
Alex Reid: Drums
Plus special guests