After years of singing opera together, Brett and Sepideh began to expand into the standard jazz repertoire, and eventually merged their operatic techniques and jazz-inspired stylings with traditional Persian folk songs, creating fresh and innovative renditions of old favourites.
Below is just a small sample of our Persian repertoire.
Shekareh Ahoo/Deer Hunt
This ancient song translates as "Deer Hunt," in which the singer calls for his lover to bring his gun, as the hunt is about to begin.
Brett refashioned a rough translation from Farsi into an English poem about a man hunting for his elusive perfect lover.
Brett and Sepideh often sing this as a duet, with Sepideh singing the traditional Farsi lyrics and Brett singing his own English poem.
With a title that translates "I Am Drunk," one might considered this a traditional drinking song in which the singer professes his/her intoxication with a lover. Our version starts out calm and slow, but as the tempo increases with each new verse, so does the singer's abandon for her lover, culminating in a flourish of improvisational passion!