Iranian guitarist Pouya Mahmoodi plays a fusion of Persian classical music and jazz.

Whether integrating the influences from West African music in the south of Iran, or the inter-relation with Afghan and Indian music in the east and south-east of Iran, Mahmoodi’s music is driven and spirited with urban life and its fragmented experience.

His music gives a lyrical voice to a culture processing its recent history, its ethnically diverse way of life, and its tradition of spontaneity, storytelling, and improvisation.

Mahmoodi has a mild-mannered, steady voice with an elongated lilt and a gentleness that makes him sound as if he’s singing to himself and you happen to be accidentally overhearing him.
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Suitable for ages 16+