Drawing upon the rich tradition of thousands of years of musical history, the Eastern Sunrise Ensemble is led by Iranian classical percussionist Naghmeh Farahmand. The ensemble hopes to give space for the talents and voices of women from Iran and other nations who may still need the right to free artistic expression in their own countries.
About Naghmeh Farahmand
Naghmeh Farahmand, the daughter of master percussionist Mahmoud Farahmand, has performed with many well-known ensembles in Iran and at festivals in Europe, Asia and North America while collaborating with Iranian TV for more than a decade. In 2010 she moved to Canada, releasing her solo percussion album Unbound and collaborating with top world music performers. Farahmand has vast experience conducting workshops throughout the world. In 2016 she released her first Instructional DVD on Persian rhythms, The Iranian Daf in international drumming language.
The Toronto Music Garden is a wheelchair accessible park. Summer Music In The Garden concerts include 8 reserved spots for accessible seating on a first come, first served basis. As these performances take place in a park, they are inherently relaxed performances by nature.
Dates & Times
Between Lower Spadina and Dan Leckie Way