In 2019 while living in San Diego, CA I was recruited as a backup singer in Dornob Collective (Persian traditional songs) by its founder, Mr. Farhad Bahrami, a kindred artistic spirit.
Mr. Farhad’s vision and creative impulses resonated with me as I was eager to expand my understanding of Middle Eastern music(s) and its fusion tendencies.
I joined the vocal section of Mr. Farhad's Middle East Ensemble at Grossmont College where I learned to sing in Arabic, Armenian, Turkish, and Farsi for the inaugural concert. Shortly before the pandemic lock-down, I made my professional singing debut with Los Bandaritos (Afro-Arab music from the Persian Gulf), led by Mr. Mahmood Shamshiry, for San Diego Museum of Art’s Nowruz celebration.
I have contributed content to the Belly Dance Business Academy, Al Farah Magazine for Oriental Dance in Norway, and The Belly Dance Bundles of 2020 and 2021. I have authored and published books, which you may find useful.