WMI PLUS At Home - Mehrnam Rastegari

WMI PLUS At Home experiences bring music from around the world into the comfort of your home. Renowned artists share their lives, instruments, and stories from their personal environments, bringing an intimacy and uniqueness to each event. These talks are led by fellow musicians, journalists, and ethnomusicologists. Live captioning will be provided during the event.

We are thrilled to provide these events for FREE. If you are able to make a donation of any amount while registering for this event, it will help us to keep the music playing. Thank you!

Monday, June 12, 2023 – 6 PM EDT

WMI PLUS At Home Experiences are free of charge, but you must register to reserve your space. You will receive an order confirmation once your registration is complete that includes the link to the event. Only registered participants will receive email instructions on how to join the event via Zoom online. Live captioning provided.

Our next WMI Plus At Home Session features Iranian musician, film score composer, singer, violinist, and master Kamanchech player. Mehrnam Rastegari.

Mehrnam Rastegari is a well-established Iranian musician that has been featured in concerts and music festivals worldwide, including in The United States, Germany, Switzerland, France, Finland, Iran, and Kazakhstan. These performances have ocurred at some of the most prestigious music festivals in the world, including Global Fest and Secret Planet in New York City, Fajr International Music Festival in Tehran, Iran, and the WOMEX (World Music Expo), in Tampere, Finland.

Rastegari is an extraordinary performer on Kamanchech and has been recognized by some of the best Kamancheh performers and instructors globally, who certified her as a Master Kamanchech player. She was featured as a guest speaker in the TEDx event “Oasis: Existence in Nothingness.” Additionally, she composed the score for multiple award-winning films, including “Dispirited” for which she won the award for “Best Original Score” from the Melbourne City Independent Film Awards (MCIFA), and the film “Rotten,” which was nominated for the original score in Japan Kadoma Festival.


The conversation will be followed by a Q&A with attendees.

WMI PLUS and WMI PLUS At Home experiences are supported by a grant from Con Edison and world music lovers like you.  We thank you!

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