2021 - TIRGAN NOWRUZ FESTIVAL
Fariba Davoodi was born in Tehran and spent her early childhood in Hashjin and Gilan. She had the chance to learn classical music from some of the most remarkable Iranian singers such as MAESTRO Shajarian, Hengameh Akhavan, Parissa, Mehdi Fallah, Fereydoon Moshiri, Mohammad Reza Lotfi, Hossein Alizadeh, and Mohsen Keramati.
She has been living in Canada since 2010 and has founded a music Institute named "Avaye Mehr" in Toronto.
Kourosh Babaei is an Iranian Kamancheh Player, composer, and master of Persian classical & traditional music. He started music lessons when he was a child and continued studying traditional arrangements and playing Kamancheh under maestro Ardeshir Kamkar's supervision. Babaei has played with several famous and great Iranian traditional musicians such as Faramarz Payvar, Parviz Meshkatian, and Hooshang Zarif. Kourosh is one of the Iranian musician pioneers who try to bring new ideas. He has been nominated for the best Persian musical instrument player in the "Musicema" festival. Kourosh Babaei has recently moved to Toronto, and he is currently teaching and performing Kamancheh and expanding more of his music there.