Sorna Ensemble perform Persian and Kurdish music and song, deeply entrenched in the ancient traditions of this historic and remarkable region. Featuring players with experience performing in both Iran and Australia, the group brings together traditional Persian and Kurdish instruments alongside beautiful male and female vocals in melodies and harmonies from the many regions of Persia. Sorna is Daryoush Homayoun (Vocals), Malihe Zare (Vocals & Tombek), Ehsan Shekofteh Zoeram (Tar), Mina Absalan (Daf), Seerwan Moulana (Saz),
and Maryam Absalan (Santur).
Born in Medellin, Colombia, Juan’s love affair with music began at age 16 when he accompanied his female cousin to guitar classes in order to keep her safe. He observed her classes with no instrument, practicing on his cousin’s guitar after he escorted her home. After witnessing his natural talent, Juan’s uncle bought him his first guitar as a birthday gift, and he has been making music ever since
In this performance, Juan presents his original music with guest artists including Lazaro Numa (trumpet) and the high energy Latin rock group Latitude 0°.