Yalda Abbasî & Trio Sêreng
The origins of Yalda Abbasi's career were those of a typical child prodigy: at the age of 4, she began singing accompanied by her mother, who is an extremely popular musician in Iran. By the age of 10, she was already excelling on the dotar, a two-stringed long-necked lute.
The lyrics of her numerous own compositions are written in Kurdish. In addition, her repertoire is nourished by her collection of almost forgotten Kurdish folk music and melodies from her north-eastern Iranian homeland of Khorasan, which she has rearranged and brought to new life.
She considers her artistic work to be a commitment to Kurdish culture and self-determination. She has been living in Italy since 2016, which has given her the opportunity to expand her musical spectrum even further and study classical baroque singing at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan.
In Mülheim and Münster, she will perform with the Trio Sêreng (Nure Dlovani violin, Laia Genc piano, Beate Wolff cello), which repeatedly consciously combines the great diversity of Kurdish music with elements from classical music and jazz, the Middle Eastern world with the Western. "Sêreng" means "three colours" in Kurdish. Each of the three musicians adds her own colour as a cultural and musical source of experience and sound to the trio, which will also perform its own compositions on the evening.