Global Fest 2018: BaranBand
BaranBand is known for energetic live performances and infectious tunes that will make you want to dance! Featuring GLOMAS alumni, the band is led by charismatic Iranian brothers Gian and Marouf Majidi.
Baran is a Kurdish word meaning rain, which cleanses and paves the way for new beginnings. BaranBand plays original compositions and new arrangements of ancient traditional Persian and Kurdish pieces.
Marouf Majidi, tar, vocals
Gian Majidi, lead vocals
Lotta-Maria Pitkänen, violin
Simo Kärki, bass
Esko Grundström, keyboards
Riku Leiniäinen, drums
Global Fest 2018 is the third edition of an annual festival featuring students, teachers, alumni and special guests representing the Sibelius Academy’s Global Music Programme. The programme embraces cultural diversity and aims to cultivate intercultural communication, understanding and collaboration through music and the arts.
Expect a feast of dynamic, innovative and inspiring concerts, workshops and pop-up events featuring performers from around the world celebrating the diversity of our planet. The performers come from Aruba, Australia, Brazil, Catalonia, Finland, Greece, Iran, Israel, Nepal, Senegal, etc.