Prior to each NewLands Festival concert you will have the opportunity to get to know the musicians and to immerse yourself in the secrets and the essence of Arabic and Persian music — every evening from a different perspective, informed by the unique character of each program. Sometimes we will go into artictic process of musicians from Western and Eastern music cultures and sometimes we will focus on Arabic poetry or a remarkable instrument. These are intimate meetings, where the audience has the opportunity to ask questions.
The musicians in Tessera come from The Netherlands and Iran — two musical worlds. They have spent days with each other. As an introduction to the concert they will shed light on the differences and similarities between Persian and Western music.
host: Mascha Ihwe
Naghmeh Farahmand, Tineke Postma
Host: Mascha Ihwe