Prismatic Arts Festival

Mohsen Sharifian

Mohsen Sharifian

August 19 7-9pm, August 21 7-10pm, August 22 2-4pm,
Alderney Theatre, Alderney Landing Mainstage


Award-winning Iranian musician, Mohsen Sharifian, brings the traditional music of the Bouchehr region of southern Iran to the global stage. He performs solo and with Lian Music, the band that he formed in 1993. Prismatic is honoured to bring this renown and talented musician to the stage in Nova Scotia.

The film music of Bouchehr draws its distinct sounds from the diverse communities that settled in the region over many generations. This includes: the traditional music of several eras of Iranian history; the religious music of the Islamic, Zoroastrian and Christian communities of the region; fishing songs from coastal communities; influences from Chinese, Indian, Somali and Tanzanian merchants; and perhaps most importantly, the musical traditions of east African slaves who escaped and settled in Bouchehr. 

Mohsen Sharifian is a master of the ney-anban, a traditional double reed instrument from southern Iran. He is also the leading global authority on the traditional music and instruments of Bouchehr. Prismatic is proud to present the pre-eminent artist of this rich and complex musical tradition.