Jazz siren Rana Farhan proclaims on her web site: “Jazz is peace.” She’s not just borrowing 60s flower child rhetoric. She knows firsthand.
Born in Iran, Rana grew up listening to any albums she could get her hands on, fostering a love for American blues artists like Brownie McGhee, Leadbelly, and Johnny Winter; while rockin’ to Jimmy Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Soon she was begging her older brother to teach her guitar and singing through a microphone she had plugged into an old radio in her families living room.
I have been listening to this CD non stop since I opened it. Very smooth and silky, yet powerful and innovative. I can't say enough good things about it! - Babak Khiavchi, Bamahang Productions.com
“I am very picky and I hardly ever choose more than one track from any CD to play on my show. But I love every song on Rana’s new album and can’t wait to play them all!” - Shahrokh Nikfar, The Persian Hour - KYRS Thin Air Radio
Seductive, exotic, and absolutely gorgeous, this Persian-born artists voice could melt a blizzard. - Jennifer Layton, IndieMusic.com