Iranian Woman Concert

On September 11th 2013 Bianca Jagger joined award winning Norwegian filmmaker and music producer Deeyah for the first music event produced in Norway by Deeyah’s social purpose production company Fuuse. Fuuse manifests Deeyah’s mission and passion for supporting human rights. Through the fusion of art, activism and dialogue Fuuse specialises in producing original films and music projects as well as arts events and conversation gatherings.
      • IRANIAN WOMAN was an intimate conversation and concert event in Oslo at Rikscenen.  In Iran, female artists and the female voice experiences many limitations. One restriction is that female singers can not perform solo in public.
      • IRANIAN WOMAN conversation and concert event in Oslo was a celebration of the music and women artists of Iran. This event was created in partnership between SafeMUSE, Riksscenen and Fuuse.

      • IRANIAN WOMAN was the first music event produced by Fuuse and Deeyah in Norway and is a part of what will be an going series of international events of art and activism created by Fuuse and Deeyah in Oslo and London.

Bianca Jagger and Deeyah came together with the magnificent Iranian female artists Mahsa, Vahdat, Marjan Vahdat, Mamak Khadem, Yasna and Tooka Maleki (the foremost authority on Iranian women artists) for the IRANIAN WOMAN Oslo event in solidarity and celebration of women artists and female voices of Iran.


Mahsa VahdatMahsa Vahdat
Mamak KhademMamak Khadem
Marjan VahdatMarjan Vahdat

Atabak Elyasi – Setar (Iran), Ali Rahimi – Percussion (Iran), Pasha Hanjani – Ney (Iran), Nils Okland – Fiddle / Viola d’amore (Norway), Sigbjørn Apeland – Harmonium (Norway), Ellen Andrea Wang – Bass (Norway)


“As an artist I feel a great sense of responsibility to participate in our world during these challenging times. I believe in art as a vital form of critique of society, an instrument for social change, and also a source of beauty, history and freedom. As a woman and as an artist my life embodies a fusion of the traditional and the modern, the east and the west, and between work as an artist and interest in engaging the world.” – Deeyah

Norwegian TV Interview about Iranian Woman


Radio Interview: Iranian Woman Freedom Of Expression




Deeyah Presents IRANIAN WOMAN
Iranian Woman event held in connection with the CD production Iranian Woman released by Fuuse in collaboration with Grappa Music Group in autumn 2013. The CD is a compilation of 13 Iranian female artists where someone is located in Iran and some live in exile by the Islamic Revolution. The record is produced by Deeyah, and is part of a series of panels that present female artists from different parts of the world.

More on Iranian Woman CD

Event created and arranged by Fuuse AS and SafeMUSE (Safe Havens Music Initiative / MFO) and Riksscenen, with support from Music Norway and Fritt Ord.