Nowruz Festival

Moods & jazzhane present

«Music of Resilience: Women's Singing in Iran, Afghanistan and Kurdistan»

Yalda Yazdani
The second edition of the Nowruz festival at Moods brings together an extraordinary and diverse group of musicians. Spanning over two days, we'll celebrate the arrival of spring on Sunday, March 17, and Monday, March 18, 2024, with keynotes on "Female Voices of Iran, Kurdistan, and Afghanistan", concerts by the Inner Unity Ensemble, Sakina Teyna, and the Golnar Quintet.

All Nowruz Festival events are partially seated.

Yalda Yazdani is an ethnomusicologist and curator. She was born in Iran. A Ph.D. student at the University of Siegen in Germany, Yalda received a full scholarship from the House of Young Talents Academy, won the DAAD award (German Academic Exchange Service), and has been conducting fieldwork research about female vocal songs and music in different regions of Iran. For more than 8 years, Yalda has been organizing intercultural projects, documentaries, music workshops, and concerts across Iran and Europe, thereby creating bridges between European and SWANA musicians and artists. In 2017 and 2018, she founded and curated the "Female Voices of Iran" festival in collaboration with the Contemporary Opera Berlin. The festival continued with later editions covering "Female Voices of Afghanistan and Kurdistan". She is currently working on various documentary productions focusing on music and its potential to cross cultural borders.

With the festival pass for CHF 80, you can visit both evenings of the Nowruz Festival 2024:

Supported by the Südkulturfonds.
  • Accessibility

    The lower floor of the club is at ground level and accessible without steps. There is one accessible bathroom which can be used with a Eurokey. The bar is not accessible and is approximately 1.20 metres high. Sensory stimuli: Most concerts are accompanied by moving lights and smoke. For sold-out or well-attended concerts, it is worth arriving early. Are you unable to stand for a long time or do you need other support for your visit? Then get in touch by email or phone: or 044 276 80 00.

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  • Additional information about the tickets

    Moods members are guaranteed admission to every event until 30 minutes before the concert starts. Only shows with a high demand require a reservation. The corresponding concerts are marked on the website with "Member-Reservation".

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  • How to reach Moods

    Moods is reached via the main entrance of the Schiffbau at Schiffbauplatz. We recommend arriving by public transport (streetcar 4 or 8 / bus 72, 83 or 33 to Schiffbau; S-Bahn to Hardbrücke station and from there approx. 2 minutes on foot). Parking spaces are available under Hardbrücke and in the Pfingstweid-/Hardstrasse parking garage.

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