Sussan Deyhim at the BAMcafe

Sussan Deyhim

Iranian musician Sussan Deyhim is performing Saturday, June 9, at Brooklyn’s BAMcafe. She takes the stage at 9 pm, and there’s no cover and no drink/food purchase minimum.

Born in Tehran and based in New York City since 1980, Deyhim is a world renowned vocalist, composer and performance artist. She began dancing in Iran with the Pars National Ballet, and participated in the avant-garde Shiraz Festival. Her long list of collaborators include musicians Branford Marsalis and Jerry Garcia and Iranian visual artist/filmmaker Shirin Neshat. Deyhim and Neshat’s work on the two-channel video installation Turbulent won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennial in 1999.

Deyhim’s music can also be heard on the soundtracks of The Last Temptation of Christ and Unfaithful, and her most recent recordings are Madman Of God: Divine Love Sounds of the Persian Sufi Masters and its remix by Bill Laswell, Shy Angels. Continuing on the same path of Persian influences and experimental works, she will release an album of classic Persian pop songs (from the 1950s to 1970s) on her new label, IsleX Records. Something tells us the live performance will have more impact, but for a sample of Deyhim’s sound, watch/listen to the video below (it’s robot-dancing set to her song “I’m A Man”):

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