Sussan Deyhim would like to congratulate the amazing musician and icon, Youssou N’Dour for his new position as the Minister of Culture of Senegal.
"I’m delighted to have been invited by Youssou and the St. Louis Jazz Festival to perform at this year’s festival with my band, Romance Language. Much grantitude to Cecile Tassemka and Angelique Himur for their great efforts to make this event come together."
Sussan Deyhim: Vocals
John Beasley: Piano
Will Calhoun: Drums and Percussion
Jon Ossman: Bass
Alan Kushan: Santour
Event: The St. Louis International Jazz Festival
May 28, 2012
New Recording Releases
Sussan is very proud to have contributed to the song, "Toast to Freedom," honoring fifty years of Amnesty International and the fight for global human rights.
Please hear the song and see the video at the links provided below.
Amnesty video: toasttofreedom.org
The song: toasttofreedom.org/the-song
Buy it now
and support Amnesty!
Joe Jackson/Duke Ellington Album
For those of you who have been waiting to hear Sussan on Joe Jackson’s Duke Ellington album, it will be released late June 2012.
Don’t miss out on this great album featuring Sussan Deyhim’s interpretations of Carava in Farsi and other great featured guests!
Hear Sussan on the brilliant score by Alexandre Desplat for the movie "Argo."
Directed by Ben Affleck, produced by George Clooney, and Grant Heslov among others. A Warner Brothers fall release.
Watch the trailer:
Other recent collaborations on scores and video games include, Sussan's collaboration with Andrea Morricone and Yasunori Mitsuda.
The House is Black
Sussan’s one-woman media project "The House is Black," has been in production and moving along with great progress.
We are extremely excited about this cutting edge project. The piece will open in LA in 2013. More information to come soon...
Please support these brilliant organizations for children and women.
Associazione Duca degli Abruzzi
The association was founded on the initiative of Luigi Sanseverino. He involved his friends to create a non-profit organization to help children residing in remote and disadvantaged areas in developing countries to improve their access to education.
Having to decide between the countless regions where these conditions persist, action was taken in areas explored by HRH Luigi di Savoia, Duke of Abruzzi, whose name the association is entitled.
First, schools were built in Somalia, then their efforts moved into Pakistan. In the very remote region of Sino in Baltistan, Pakistan, two small schools were provided with adequate schoolrooms and books.
A multimedia library is now in its final stages of development in Shigar. It was built with the help of many friends that offered professional and financial assistance.
All funds have been used solely for the projects. With resourcefulness and very little funding, we have been able to go very far.
In the future, we intend to develop an online cultural network for children. This will be a low cost tool, accessible to all regardless of socioeconomic status. On this network, children will learn about other cultures, art, music, and new ways of expressing themselves.
Marjaneh Hakati’s Omid-e-Mehr
Shahla Ettefagh & Mother Miracle Family
photo: SOFIA BALME