Aida Shahghasemi at Freight & Salvage
Sat Aug 20 2022 at 08:00 pm
Freight & Salvage | Berkeley, CA
AdvertisementDiaspora Arts Connection and Freight & Salvage present Aida Shahghasemi in Berkeley on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 8:00 PM. Join us for an amazing evening of music as Aida and her stellar band perform music from her new and old albums. Musicians Yahya Alkhansa, Nima Hafezieh, Asaf Ophir, and Safa Shokrai will join Aida.
Ticket link: https://secure.thefreight.org/10839/aida-shahghasemi
About the artist:
Aida Shahghasemi is a Minneapolis based musician with roots in Iran. She studied Psychology and Anthropology at University of Minnesota with a focus on the cultural aspects of Persian Classical Music and the restrictions imposed on the voices of Iranian female vocalists. She received her Masters degree from New York University in Arts Politics where she also served as an adjunct instructor teaching a course she developed on arts activism in Iran. She has worked with a number of different Art and Social Advocacy groups in New York and Minnesota as a musician, graphic designer, and developer and has served as an Assistant Program Coordinator at Hamline University’s Making Waves Social Justice Theatre Troupe. She has been a touring member of Iron and Wine and Marketa Irglova’s band while also being a recording artist on two of Glen Hansard’s albums. Her two albums are “Wind Between the Horse’s Ears”, released in 2015, and “Cypress of Abarkooh”, released in 2019. She is a McKnight Music Fellow and serves as an adjunct faculty in the MFA program at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Aida is pursuing a second Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and currently serves as the co-chair for the Growth and Sustainability pillar in the executive board for Student Affiliates of the American Psychological Association.
Diaspora Arts Connection (DAC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the San Francisco Bay Area community through nurturing artists of diaspora.
Where is it happening?Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, United States
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