After 12 years and two internationally acclaimed album releases with her Dutch quartet, Simin announces her brand new quartet!
The ensemble features some of the finest musicians of the current jazz, world, experimental and even classical scene and reveals a bewitching new instrumentation around Simin´s voice. Together with Jasser Haj Youssef on viola d´amore , Björn Meyer on electric bass & effects and Samuel Rohrer on drums, she moves into an unheard musical landscape of lyrical and refreshing contemporary songs and textures. All poems appearing in her new songs have been written by female poets and writers, offering a rare glimpse into female Pashto/Afghan poetry as well as featuring a poem by Sylvia Plath and some of Simin´s own lyrics.
The quartet will see a worldwide album release in late 2020 followed by an international tour.
Simin Tander (GE/AFG) – vocals, composition
Jasser Haj Youssef (TUN) – viola d´amore
Björn Meyer (SE) – electric bass & effects
Samuel Rohrer (CH) – drums