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fresh breeze

by ziba shirazi

Iranian-American singer and songwriter, Ziba Shirazi meets with western JAZZ artists to create a "Fresh Breeze". Ziba's compositions are a mellow fusion of Persian music folded into American Jazz - charming Persian melodies blended with world music.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. Introduction
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2. One Request
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3. Dream
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4. Fresh Breeze
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5. The Last Word
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6. Denial
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7. Love -Sick
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8. Farewell
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9. Return
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Ziba Shirazi is an Iranian-American poet, singer, songwriter, and storyteller; known for her bold and provocative poetry and is often referred to as the voice of women in the Persian community.
Ziba's compositions are a mellow fusion of Persian music folded into American Jazz - charming Persian melodies blended with world music, inspired by passion to elicit compassion. While Ziba tells the story behind her poetry in her live performance, many of her non-Persian speaking fans believe that her facial expressions and her heartfelt performance tell a thousand words. She is personification or world music.
Her collaboration with Chilean-American Jazz pianist, Dr. Jose-Miguel Yamal, has deepened the presence of fiery jazz and Latin music in her performances. Having performed together worldwide since 2006, they create a synergistic experience of passion and expression. As Matthew Crosier from CBC radio says, “You can expect perfect pitch voice and a top notch band.”
Ziba is dedicated to spreading the universal message of love and peace through her music and Storytelling. She believes in leaving behind what needs to be left behind, but adopting the best of all traditions and weaving them into a finer, richer, tapestry of cultures. As her contribution to this vision, she strives to bridge the divide between Eastern and Western cultures through music and Storytelling.


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NeoZoroastrian

Agelic Voice and Profound Poetry
This album had the feel of a modern Jazz, Parisian genre. Very nice and well done. I usually listen to Ziba because the she is the premier contemproary modern Persian poet. Her poetry is once again bold and beautiful. A few years ago, she burst on to the scene with here song Woman, which shattered the unspoken divide of Islamic religion and Persian culture and with that song she brought the stature of the Persian woman to its pre Islamic grandeur. I recall in one of her earlier songs that she claimed that she had written in 80’s, she spoke about the lack of courage of the Persian men and where the heroes are to fight the darkness that is all around her. However, in this album, in the song “Farewell,” it is clear that she has found her hero. We see her talking to an imaginary lover who is about to go to war for her country and this time she is not timid about the act of war and what he is about to do; though as a lover she wishes him to hold her hands during the hardships that will come, she wants him to go and free her land and bids him farewell. Though she is the boldest of all modern living Persian woman poets, she still talks with vagueness about the identity of her hero for the fear of her life from the Islamic vigilante. So we don’t know if the hero is a lover or a contemporary historical figure. That is probably beside the point, because the listener knows who the heroes are and where they are going. Perhaps she reserves this song for other heroes that will come after this one and more Persian blood will be shed to free our homeland from the Islamic occupation. She has more candor in the next song “Return to My homeland, Iran,” where she outright says that the only commodity that she could not find was freedom which is relatively benign from the Islamic vigilante point of view, because despite what the historians have documented, and the out right results of the Islamic laws, the vigilante still thinks freedom was the greatest at the time of his prophet, so here Ziba is dancing with the intolerant and ignorant. Ziba is absolutely beautiful and witty, I think the time has come that the modern poets drop their veil and tell the truth boldly. Ziba is the pioneer, I wish there were more Persian poets like her, and I know that there are millions of women like her living under the oppression of a religion that destroyed the most powerful nation in the world. It is great to know that there are women like her that will not open their door to our enemies, as she eloquently expresses in "Fresh Breeze" (the Album's english translation of Fresh Breeze is politically correct).
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NeoZoroastrian

Agelic Voice and Profound Poetry
This album had the feel of a modern Jazz, Parisian genre. Very nice and well done. I usually listen to Ziba because the she is the premier contemproary modern Persian poet. Her poetry is once again bold and beautiful. A few years ago, she burst on to the scene with here song Woman, which shattered the unspoken divide of Islamic religion and Persian culture and with that song she brought the stature of the Persian woman to its pre Islamic grandeur. I recall in one of her earlier songs that she claimed that she had written in 80’s, she spoke about the lack of courage of the Persian men and where the heroes are to fight the darkness that is all around her. However, in this album, in the song “Farewell,” it is clear that she has found her hero. We see her talking to an imaginary lover who is about to go to war for her country and this time she is not timid about the act of war and what he is about to do; though as a lover she wishes him to hold her hands during the hardships that will come, she wants him to go and free her land and bids him farewell. Though she is the boldest of all modern living Persian woman poets, she still talks with vagueness about the identity of her hero for the fear of her life from the Islamic vigilante. So we don’t know if the hero is a lover or a contemporary historical figure. That is probably beside the point, because the listener knows who the heroes are and where they are going. Perhaps she reserves this song for other heroes that will come after this one and more Persian blood will be shed to free our homeland from the Islamic occupation. She has more candor in the next song “Return to My homeland, Iran,” where she outright says that the only commodity that she could not find was freedom which is relatively benign from the Islamic vigilante point of view, because despite what the historians have documented, and the out right results of the Islamic laws, the vigilante still thinks freedom was the greatest at the time of his prophet, so here Ziba is dancing with the intolerant and ignorant. Ziba is absolutely beautiful and witty, I think the time has come that the modern poets drop their veil and tell the truth boldly. Ziba is the pioneer, I wish there were more Persian poets like her, and I know that there are millions of women like her living under the oppression of a religion that destroyed the most powerful nation in the world. It is great to know that there are women like her that will not open their door to our enemies, as she eloquently expresses in "Fresh Breeze" (the Album's english translation of Fresh Breeze is politically correct).
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