Najvay Yalda
a memorable night of nostalgic music, dance and poetry.
Performers: Faramarz Aslani, Mamak Khadem, Farzin Farhadi and their band, plus the dancing of Helia Bandeh and Sina Valiollah as Host

Venue: Music Hall, Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Date: Saturday, 16th of December 2017
Show start time: 8:00 PM

Faramarz Aslani

Faramarz Aslani is an Iranian singer, guitarist, composer, songwriter, and producer. He is a graduate of London University’s College of Journalism and has written for several Persian and English publications. He was discovered by the President of CB  in Tehran. His first album, “Occupation of the Heart”, recorded for CBS in 1977, has remained on the best sellers chart since its debut. He also recorded his sophomore album, “Hafez, a Memorandom” for the same company. He has also collaborated with several other Iranian artists on various albums such as ‘Rumi, The Beloved Is Here”.

Mamak Khadem

Mamak Khadem is an Iranian-American singer. She immigrated to the United States in 1978 to pursue higher education. Mamak captivates audiences by blending her roots in the ancient poetry and music of the Persian masters with a bold and revolutionary new sound. In music, she opens to cultural influences, but she has chosen the classical Persian style as her base. Formerly of the sensational Cross-Cultural fusion ensemble AXIOM OF CHOICE, Mamak Weaves a canopy, both simple and rich, for a stunningly emotional and spiritual musical experience that inspires new listeners to embrace cultural diversity and at the same time appreciation of Persian arts and culture through a blending of old and new. Mamak regularly travels back to Iran to study with some of the finest Persian vocalists and masters.

Hamed currently is a judge in a famous show called “Stage” from “Man-o-To” channel which is one of the most popular Persian TV channels. “Stage” is a program to discover the talent of new potential singers.

Farzin Farhadi

Farzin Farhadi, is a musical producer, musical director, a world class composer and a saxophonist. In the hand of Farzin Farhadi, powerful ballads are artfully transitioned from classical Persian melodies to Flamenco. Sufi sounds are mystically fused with Jazz. Poetry of Hafez is masterfully set to Argentinean Tango and the commanding orchestral harmonization of String Quartet is laced with the soulful vocals of Faramarz Aslani. He is a master at quintessential and groundbreaking fusion of Persian and international music.

Helia Bandeh

Helia Bandeh has established herself as one of the great Persian dancers of the modern era.

Her unique dance style is immediately recognizable through her elegant, precise, powerful and exquisitely delicate movements. She has performed with world class artists and instructed Persian dancing all over the world.

Through research of Persian dance history, Helia has created a unique dance style and method, that captures the essence of classical Persian dance and adapts it to modern times.

Helia takes a leading role in creating universal support for Persian dance as one of the main art forms of Iranian culture and as result she is the only female Persian dancer with great support both in Iran and internationally.

Sina Valiollah

Sina Valiollah was born in Tehran. He was brought up in an artistic family and as a result was interested in art from an early age. He demonstrated this through his drawings and paintings. Later, he started participating in numerous film festivals and became active doing voice-over work.

With his unique talent and unbeatable passion for his field, he managed to climb the ladder of success in a short period. In 1995, he started working with Iran National TV and Radio as host and producer. In 2005, he joined PMC as the production manager. Later on, in 2010 he started working with Farsi1 as the GM and obtained the rights to produce and broadcast the first Farsi late night for Iranian called “Chandshanbeh by Sina”. This successful and popular program produced and hosted by Sina is still on air on RJ TV

MusicHall is located in Zabeel Saray in Palm Jumeira, Dubai. Music Hall comes originally from Beirut. It has been funded since 2003 by Michel Elefteriades a Greek-Lebanese politician, artist, producer and businessman.