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by Tara Tiba

This album is a playful exploration of the musical traditions shared by Iran and Cuba after the Spanish took Middle Eastern soul to Latin America.
Genre: World: Persian traditional
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Zamaneh Ye Masty
3:25 $0.99
2. Historia de un Amor
3:37 $0.99
3. Bint el Shalabiya
3:55 $0.99
4. Omid
4:54 $0.99
5. Shahe Man Mahe Man
4:52 $0.99
6. Autumn Leaves
4:13 $0.99
7. Canaan
5:00 $0.99
8. Raqs e Roya
4:02 $0.99
9. Uninvited
4:49 $0.99
10. Loucura
3:56 $0.99
11. Bahar
4:23 $0.99
12. Ain’t No Sunshine
4:52 $0.99
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Album Notes
It is said that gypsies from India passed through Iran and the Middle East en-route to Spain on a long and circuitous journey centuries ago, thus shaping the rich culture of flamenco. This album is a playful exploration of the musical traditions shared by Iran and Cuba after the Spanish took Middle Eastern soul to Latin America.

OMID in Persian means HOPE. And that’s what we all need in any journey, as we never know what comes next.

I dedicate this album to all the people who are dealing with mental illness; I know how hard that battle is. You are not alone. I am one of you.

I wish you all a life full of OMÍD, because life is more exciting, meaningful and way more joyful with hope. That’s all we have, after all!
Tara Tiba
Tara Tiba: Vocals
Iván "Melon" Lewis: Arrangements, piano and keyboards
Iván Ruiz Machado: Bass, Arrangement ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’
Ariel Brínguez: Soprano and Tenor Saxophone
Miron Rafajlovic :Trumpet
Tony Carmona: Guitars
Marta Pereira da Costa: Portuguese guitar
Claudio Constantini: Bandoneon
Shayan Fathi: Drums, percussion
Pedro Pablo Rodríguez: Batás
Fernando Favier: Percussion
Yadam González: Voice (‘Omíd’)

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Cezanne Studios, Madrid, Spain by Javier Monteverde.

Stef King - Photos
Hendra Widjaja - Hair and Make up
Farid Yahaghi - Graphic design
TARA TIBA was born in 1984 in Tehran, where female singers were prohibited from performing in public after the 1979 Iranian Revolution.

She graduated as an architect but also followed her musical heart by studying western classical piano as well as traditional Persian singing under the ‘Radif' system with prominent Iranian vocalist Hengameh Akhavan — an age-old oral transmission from master to pupil that accesses the deep cultural tradition of Iran's classical music.

Desperate to perform in public, Tara moved to Perth, Western Australia in 2012, released her debut album, A Persian Dream, and performed on stage for the first time. Hailed for her spine-tingling voice by The Australian newspaper, Tara has since mesmerized audiences around the world including at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art's Norouz at The MET GALA, National Auditorium of Music of Spain, BBV Tivoli Portugal and WOMADelaide festival.

Tara Tiba is now acclaimed as one of Australia’s most distinctive and significant musical voices.
She performed for 50,000 people at the 2016 Perth Festival opening event ‘Home’, alongside Tim Minchin, Iain Grandage and John Butler. For the 2018 Perth Festival event ‘Siren Song’ — a collaboration with Supple Fox and sound Byron.J Scullin — Tara’s singing was broadcast from an installation of 500 speakers on skyscrapers at dawn and dusk for 10 days across her adopted city.

Tara Tiba has been praised as a unique new voice from Iran by the country’s leading ethnomusicologist, Mohammad Reza Darvishi.

I would like to THANK my music family:

The one and only Ivan ‘Melon’ Lewis, a true friend, genuine artist and the core of my music family. Thanks for believing in me and walking with me through this journey. I feel strong when you are beside me. I love you to the end of the world!

My soul brother Ivan Ruiz Machado, a man with a beautiful smile. Thanks for your deep artistry and fresh approach to music. Thanks for becoming a very important person in my life. No need to say how much I love you!

Javier Monteverde, a key member of the family. You make me sing my true self at the studio, that’s your magic. Thanks for the unconditional friendship. I love you; you already know that!

Mayhar Tahmasbi, my old friend, together in good and bad since our time in Iran. You write the words as if they have just come out of my mouth. I am very lucky to have you!

Marta Pereira da Costa, my sister, a strong woman who is unstoppable in her music journey. Thank you for sharing your music tradition of Fado with me.You are a fantastic musician and an amazing woman. Love you so much!

All my musicians and visual team: It’s an honour to have each one of you putting your heart and fantastic art in this work. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

My first singing teacher Hengameh Akhavan. I feel so lucky to have had the chance to learn Persian classical music, the Radif and the Tahrir techniques and cultural heritage, so deeply from this legend. I spent all my teenage time going to her place every week. Ms. Akhavan, thanks for passing on this treasure to me. I am doing my best to share it with the rest of the world. I hope I have made you proud.

Ileana Otto-Johansen. Thank you for being such an amazing teacher. I owe you and love you so much!

Arvis Mena. In our home we used to cook Iranian-Cuban food, listen to Iranian and Cuban music, and speak half Persian, half Spanish. Immigrants from far away parts of the world sharing very similar experiences of growing up in post-revolution countries. We were one, and that’s the reason for this musical journey. You are so far, yet so close.You never left my heart!

My biological family, my parents, sister, nephew and all my family. Thanks for believing in me and standing by me through the hardest times of my life.

My friends, Farid Yahaghi, Iain Grandage, Patrick de Bana, Wendy Martin, Stephen Bevis, Jay Emanuel, Pouya Mahmoodi, Tony Hillier, Pete Guezelli, Mohammad Reza Darvishi, Arman Zarei, Tina Afshar, Maryam Ajdari, Randa Khamis, Payman Fiuzat, Hoveida Nobakht, Nariman Farvardin, Alfredo Chacon, Roman Filiu and all my other friends

Thank you Iran, for giving me this rich music culture.
Thank you Australia, for accepting me as an Australian artist.
Thank you Department of Culture and the Arts of Western Australia and The Australian Council for the Arts for helping bring this project to reality. It wouldn’t have been possible without your support.

Thank you Cezanne Producciones for having the trust in me and including me in the list of amazing artists that you have in your resume.

And finally thank you to all you beautiful people who listen to my music and give me the reason to keep working!
Tara Tiba



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