KURDISH FOLK MEETS NORDIC TONES AND BALKAN RYTHMS - (KURDISTAN /DENMARK/BULGARIA)
Mizgin is a Kurdish singer-songwriter and saz player. Famed for her warm vibrant voice and intuitive performance, her shows attract both Western and Middle East audiences. Her band has members from Denmark, Bulgaria and Turkey. Mizgin's sound is highly personal yet rooted in traditional Kurdish music. Her saz playing style is modern and influenced by western styles, rock n roll, nordic music.
The concerts of Mizgin are intense and unique events. From the moment that she enters the stage
joined by Ahmad Mirweis Fedai ( tabla, AFG), Senad Shabani (violin, KOS), Enis Ahmed
(tambourah, BUL) and Anders Honoré (saxophone, DK) she steps into a dialog with the audience.
In each concert she works with huge presence through her repertoire in new and inpredictable ways,
challenging the musicians and the audience.
The point of departure is the rich and diverse Kurdish folk music which meets the vibrant jazz experience of Anders Honoré's saxophone and Mirweis' rhythms from the Indian subcontinent. Intriguing Balkan melodic patterns emerges from Enis' tambourah while swirling Roma lines from Senad intertwine the arrangements.
The result is a virtuoso and organic interplay, a warm and multifaceted acoustic music that in its own unique way reflects life in our globalized world. It tells tales about the joy and excitement, about being together and being lonely whilst travelling years long into unknown continents, about the surprising finds in a strange culture, about exile, longing, love and joy. Mizgin mostly sings in her native Kurdish tongue, but also in Arabic, Turkish and Danish. No matter what language she sings in, her vocal is charged with life, sensitivity and the love of music that exceeds language barriers and national reservations.
Welcome to a fantastic voice and a fascinating musical universe!!!
Mizgin performed among the other festival and venues at Sorte Diamant, ALICE CPH, Alsion Det Turkise Telt Aarhus Festuge, Kulturmøde Mors, Etnosoi! Festival, Telemarkfestival Norge, Kurdische Kulturfestival Düsseldorf, Copenhagen World Music Festival +++
"Rarely have traditional styles of singing been so successfully update in an album that, despite the general dramatic tone, offers the listener a succession of changing moods, all thanks to the variety of arrangements" - **** Songlines
"Wheter set off against string arrangements or left alone in an a capella statement, it's the passionate delivery, the rich colours and the love for Kurdish language that strike the listener." - **** Songlines
"Didn't understand one word - and yet I did. Her voice is fairytales and longing - unbelieveable beauty and necessity." - Brett Perkins, Copenhagen Songwriter's Festival
Live at Klaverfabrikken, Denmark
Over 1 million view - performances on the street.
One summer day we met a hang-player on the castle square in Prague. Mizgin had her sazen , and they made a little jam over an old Kurdish song "Malan Bar Kir". He was inspired by the song which was a new, beautiful and exciting style for him, and Mizgin by the hang which had a fascinating sound. We posted it on Youtube, it was shared many times, and a user shared it on his own channel. From here it became really famous.