The Contemporary Sound of Iran

THE NEW ALBUM "DERAKHT" IS OUT NOW

"...Derakht, is a true masterpiece..."

- MICA AUSTRIA

"Their music transcends geographical and language barriers"

- ALL ABOUT JAZZ

"A musical experience that takes you, in the most beautiful and gentle way, to another distant dimension."

- MICA AUSTRIA

"A feast of colorful sounds with a special fusion flair, GOLNAR & MAHAN represents the current face of the Iranian music scene with style, pathos, and creativity."

- Jazz Corner

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Golnar Shahyar - Voice, Guitar, Piano, Percussion
Mahan Mirarab - Guitar, Fretless Guitar, Oud
Amir Wahba - Percussion

"A musical experience that takes you, in the most beautiful and gentle way, to another distant dimension." - Mica Austria

"When Golnar Shahyar sings, you can easily forget everything else around. The trio is an enrichment to the Austrian music scene." - Helmut Jasper (Ö1)

"With "Derakht" Golnar & Mahan deliver an album that really gets under the skin and while magically attracts with every sound, has an intense effect and simply does not let go until the end. Golnar Shahyar, Mahan Mirarab and Amir Wahba perform a true masterpiece on their debut album, one that will definitely not go unnoticed for its extraordinary beautiful and lyrical sound." - Mica Austria

Golnar Shahyar and Mahan Mirarab have been two inseparable musical partners since they first met in Vienna in 2011. They are songwriters who specialize in blending jazz with oriental folk elements, odd meter polyrhythms, Afro-Cuban music, etc and have created a new way of story telling in which the lyrics, mostly in Farsi, and the compositions go hand in hand. With their different projects, they have been two important players in Austrian music scene which brought them 3 times nomination for Austrian World Music Awards and 3 times selection as NASOM band (New Sound of Austrian Music). They have been internationally active for some years playing in renowned venues and festivals such as Philharmonie Berlin (lunch concert), Musikverein, Konzerthaus Wien, Porgy & Bess, Jazzfest Wien, Jazz Festival Saalfelden, Jazz & the City, etc. To create even a more powerful sound, in Golnar & Mahan, they play with the Austrian versatile percussionist, Amir Wahba. 

Their philosophy is to build bridges between the different musical cultures and create a unique sound of their own. In their latest album "Derakht", featuring Erkan Ogur (Turkish guitar master), Alain Perez (bassist of Paco de Lucia), one can trace their musical origin together with an openness to other traditions as well as courage to experiment. Multi-instrumental, multi-lingual and multi-cultural, Golnar & Mahan is the definition of a real cosmopolitan band.

Mahan Mirarab
Amir Wahba
Golnar Shahyar

Events

Kick Jazz Festival

04.12.2018 - Vienna, AUSTRIA @ Porgy & Bess

Golnar & Mahan

30.11.2018 - Vienna, Austria @ Lange Nacht der Welt Musik, Sargfabrik

Golnar & Mahan

1.11.2018 - Female Voice of Iran, Berlin, Germany (Festival Duration Nov. 8th - 11th)

Golnar & Mahan

20.10.2018 - Salzburg, AUSTRIA @ Jazz and the City Festival, ARTHOTEL BLAUE GANS WEINARCHIV

Golnar & Mahan

19.10.2018 - Salzburg, AUSTRIA @ Jazz and the City Festival, KOLLEGIENKIRCHE SALZBURG

Golnar & Mahan

18.10.2018 - Salzburg, AUSTRIA @ Jazz and the City Festival, TBA

Golnar & Mahan feat. Mirkoviç, Teyna, Jabr

21.09.2018 - Vienna, Austria @ Theater am Spittelberg

Golnar & Mahan

09.09.2018 - Mardin, TURKEY (Cancelled duo to Political reasons) @ Flying Carpet Music Festival (9 - 15th September)

Golnar & Mahan

30.08.2018 - Belgrad, SERBIA @ Todo Mundo Festival

Golnar & Mahan

10.08.2018 - Toronto, Canada @ Toronto Centre for the Arts

Golnar & Mahan feat. Mona Matbou Riahi

06.08.2018 - Ottawa, Canada @ velle Scène Gilles Desjardins, Ottawa, Canada

Golnar & Mahan feat. Mona Matbou Riahi

04.08.2018 - Ottawa, Canada @ Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Canada

Golnar & Mahan

21.07.2018 - @ WendlandJazz - Göhrde, GERMANY (http://www.wendlandjazz.de)

Golnar & Mahan

20.07.2018 @ Gitarren-Festival in Kühlungsborn - Kühlungsborn, GERMANY (https://www.kuehlungsborn.de/events/hoehepunkte/gitarrenfestival.html)

Golnar & Mahan Duo / Lukas Kranzelbinder

12.07.2018 - Reichenau, AUSTRIA @ Almrauschen

Golnar & Mahan Duo / Lukas Kranzelbinder

11.07.2018 - Reichenau, AUSTRIA @ Almrauschen

Golnar & Mahan

30.06.2018 - Cuenca, Spain @ Estival Cuenca

Sinouj Feat. Golnar & Mahan

28.06.2018 - Madrid, Spain @ El Intruso

Golnar & Mahan

23.06.2018 - Tokyo, Japan @ Tokyo, Akasaka Civic Center Hall

Golnar & Mahan

22.06.2018 - Nagoya, Japan @ Nagoya, TBA

Golnar & Mahan

21.06.2018 - Kurashiki, Japan @ Kurashiki, Mabi Fureai Hall

Golnar & Mahan

30.05.2018 - Den Haag, Netherlands @ Theater Ludens

Golnar & Mahan

29.05.2018 - Amsterdam, Netherland @ Mezrab ( http://mezrab.nl )

Golnar & Mahan

26.05.2018 - Strassburg, France @ Church Sainte Aurelie

Golnar & Mahan

25.05.2018 @ Idar-Oberstein Festival, Germany TBA

Golnar & Mahan

24.05.2018 @ Sunset Sunside Jazz Club - Paris, FRANCE (http://www.sunset-sunside.com)

Golnar & Mahan Feat. Martin Stegner

23.05.2018 @ Austrian Kulture Forum, Berlin, Germany

Golnar & Mahan Feat. Martin Stegner

22.05.2018 @ Berliner Philharmoniker, Berlin, GERMANY (https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/)

Golnar & Mahan Feat. Martin Stegner

22.05.2018 @ Jazz Club A-Trane, Berlin, GERMANY (http://www.a-trane.de/)

Golnar & Mahan

27.04.2018 - Hamburg, Germany @ Körber-Foundation

Golnar & Mahan Duo

26.04.2018 - Vienna, Austria @ URBAN BLOOM Kunst & Musikfestival, Vienna, Austria

Golnar & Mahan

04.04.2018 @ Austrian Culture Forum - NYC, USA (Canceled duo to political situation!!!)

Golnar & Mahan

21.03.2018 - Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Golnar & Mahan

19.03.2018 @ B-Flat, Berlin, Germany (http://b-flat-berlin.de/h/)

Golnar & Mahan

16.03.2018 @ Internationales Theater, Frankfurt, Germany (http://www.internationales-theater.de)

Golnar & Mahan Duo

08.03.2018 @ Szene Wien, Vienna, Austria (http://www.szeneworld.at/szene-world-female-festival/)

Golnar & Mahan feat. Wolfgang Puschnig

24.02.2018 @ Kabarett Vindobona - Vienna, AUSTRIA (http://www.vindo.at/)

Golnar & Mahan Duo

09.02.2018 @ Weltmuseum, Vienna, Austria (https://www.weltmuseumwien.at/programm/buehne-frei/)

Golnar & Mahan

07.02.2018 @ Opus Jazz Club - Budapest, HUNGARY (http://opusjazzclub.hu/concerts)

Golnar & Mahan

16.12.2017 @ Stallet, Stokholm, SWEEDEN (http://www.stallet.st/)

Golnar & Mahan

11.12.2017 @ Manoto TV - London, ENGLAND

CD PRESENTATION "DERAKHT"

25.11.2017 - @ ORF RadioKulturhaus Vienna - Vienna, AUSTRIA (http://radiokulturhaus.orf.at/artikel/466299)

Golnar & Mahan

25.10.2017 @ Weltmuseum Grand Reopening, Vienna, AUSTRIA

Golnar & Mahan

20.08.2017 @ Schallaburg, AUSTRIA

Golnar & Mahan

14.07.2017 @ TBA, SLOVAKIA

Golnar & Mahan

25.06.2017 @ Schallaburg, AUSTRIA

Golnar & Mahan and Friends

23.06.2017 @ Theater am Spittelberg - Vienna, AUSTRIA

Golnar & Mahan

16.06.2017 @ Schallaburg, AUSTRIA

Golnar & Mahan Duo

21.05.2017 @ Schallaburg, AUSTRIA

Golnar & Mahan Duo

20.05.2017 @ Brunnenpassage - Vienna, AUSTRIA

Golnar & Mahan Feat. Kaveh Sarvarian

02.05.2017 @ Austrian Culture Forum - Istanbul, TURKEY

Golnar & Mahan Feat. Kaveh Sarvarian

30.04.2017 @ International Istanbul Guitar Festival, Caddebostan Cultural Center - Istanbul, TURKEY

Golnar & Mahan Duo

21.04.2017 @ Hoerthoert Festival, Brick 5 - Vienna, AUSTRIA

Golnar & Mahan Duo Feat. Mona Matbou Riahi

04.04.2017 @ Austrian Culture Forum - NYC, UNITED STATES (CANCELED DUO TO POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE US)

Golnar & Mahan Duo Feat. Mona Matbou Riahi

18.03.2017 @ The Female Voice if Iran Festival, Saal Elizabeth - Berlin, GERMANY

Golnar & Mahan

27.01.2017 @ Gasteig - Munich, GERMANY

Golnar & Mahan

26.01.2017 @ Burgtheater, Vienna, AUSTRIA

Golnar & Mahan

21.01.2017 @ Oper Graz Malersaal, Triolino Farbenspiel, Graz, AUSTRIA

Golnar & Mahan

20.01.2017 @ Freies Theater Innbruck, Triolino Farbenspiel, Innsbruck, AUSTRIA

Golnar & Mahan

15.01.2017 @ Wienr Konzerthaus Berio-Saal, Triolino Farbenspiel - Vienna, AUSTRIA

Golnar & Mahan

14.01.2017 @ Wienr Konzerthaus Berio-Saal, Triolino Farbenspiel - Vienna, AUSTRIA

Golnar & Mahan

13.01.2017 @ Musikschule Wels Herminenhof, Triolino concerts, Wels, AUSTRIA

Golnar & Mahan

12.01.2017 @ Musikschule Wels Herminenhof, Triolono concerts, Wels, AUSTRIA

Golnar & Mahan

12.01.2017 @ Festival of Iranian Films, Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC (http://iranianfilmfestival.cz)

Golnar & Mahan (Sehrang)

06.03.2016 @ Spring of Persian Jazz, Péniche Anako - Paris, FRANCE

Golnar & Mahan (Sehrang)

22.01.2016 @ @ Haus der Kulturen - Schaffhausen, SWITZERLAND

Golnar & Mahan (Sehrang)

24.07.2015 @ Theater am Spittelberg - Vienna, AUSTRIA

Golnar & Mahan (Sehrang)

23.07.2015 @ Jazz in Brunnenhof - Trier, GERMANY

Golnar & Mahan (Sehrang)

19.07.2015 @ The Mint - Los Angeles, USA

Golnar & Mahan (Sehrang)

18.07.2015 @ Oak Theater - Berkeley, USA

Golnar & Mahan (Sehrang)

17.07.2015 @ Red Poppy Art House - San Fransisco, USA

Golnar & Mahan (Sehrang)

14.07.2015 @ Austrian Culture Forum - NYC, USA

Golnar & Mahan (Sehrang)

12.07.2015 @ Drom - NYC, USA

Golnar & Mahan (Sehrang)

17.05.2015 @ Mezrab - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

Golnar & Mahan (Sehrang)

14.05.2015 @ Sunset Jazz Club - Paris, FRANCE

Golnar & Mahan (Sehrang)

11.04.2015 @ Schloss Wolkersdorf - Wolkersdorf, AUSTRIA

Golnar & Mahan (Sehrang)

22.02.2015 @ Nazim Hikmat Kültür Merkezi - Istanbul, TURKEY

Golnar & Mahan (Sehrang)

16.02.2015 @ Nardis Jazz Club - Istanbul, TURKEY