In Conversation with Mohsen Namjoo
A discussion with:
Mohsen Namjoo, Artist and Music Scholar
Nahid Siamdoust, Yale University
Mohsen Namjoo is an Iranian artist, songwriter, singer, music scholar, and setar player based in New York City. Hailed as “the Bob Dylan of Iran” by the New York Times, Namjoo is a visionary artist. Seamlessly blending the Classical Persian setar with electric guitar, and rock and blues vocal techniques with Persian avaz (singing), he fuses the ancient with the current. Since his arrival to the U.S. in 2011, Namjoo has been touring the world to sold out concerts at prestigious halls such as Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco; Conservatorio Sala Verdi, Milan, Italy; Disney Hall, Los Angeles and many more. His latest album “Voices from the East” with Nederlands Blazers Ensemble was released on June 2017.