Zohreh Jooya

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participation in

  • WOMEX 2012
  • WOMEX 2011
  • WOMEX 2009
  • WOMEX 2008
  • WOMEX 2007
  • WOMEX 2006
  • WOMEX 2005

Have a look at www.zohreh-jooya.org

Zohreh Jooya was born in Mashhad in Iran. Her father being from Afghanistan and her mother from Iran she profited from both cultures. Beginning in Amsterdam she then came to Vienna where she received a classical music education at the "University of performing Arts" and later earned a Master of Art degree at the "Conservatoire of the City of Vienna".

She shows a new way of interpreting the traditional music of Afghanistan and Iran, played on original instruments, presented on several albums. ARC Music and Taraneh International a Persian lable distribute her albums which are an example of the diverse ethnic music in Iran and Afghanistan.

Her works with the great master Majid Derakhshani comprises poetry of Molana Rumi played on Oriental and European instruments, published by ARC Music "MUSIC OF THE PERSIAN MYSTICS". For her Persian program she performs with the “GOLESTAN ENSEMBLE”

Her album "SONGS FROM AFGHANISTAN" and AFGHAN MUSIC" published by ARC Music covers traditional music and songs from Kabul and Herat.

She has founded the “ENSEMBLE AFGHAN” based in Europe. Members are most famous Afghan artists as Ustad (master) Daud Khan Sadozai and Ustad Hossein Arman

Zohreh Jooya

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