Arts Canteen proudly presents Pouya Mahmoodi پویا محمودی and Guests as part of EFG London Jazz Festival.
Iranian guitarist Pouya Mahmoodi plays a fusion of Persian classical music and jazz. Whether integrating the influences from West African music in the south of Iran or the inter-relation with Afghan and Indian music in the east and south-east of Iran, Mahmoodi's music is driven and spirited with urban life and its fragmented experience.
His music gives a lyrical voice to the contemporary situation of a culture processing its recent history which is inseparable from its ethnically diverse way of life and a faith in spontaneity, storytelling, and improvisation.
'Mahmoodi has a mild-mannered, steady voice with an elongated lilt and a gentleness that makes him sound as if he’s singing to himself and you happen to be accidentally overhearing him.' - Pop Matters
Doors open at 8.00pm and the event starts at 8.30pm.
Seated places are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The EFG London Jazz Festival is the capital's biggest pan-city music festival, taking place annually in November, and long acclaimed for showcasing a heady mix of talent from around the globe. Widely acknowledged for delivering world-class artists and emerging stars, the Festival continues to take jazz to a massive audience, in one of UK's landmark music events. The festival is produced by Serious, one of the UK’s leading producers and curators of live jazz, international and new music.