Echoes of Persia: Haray Ladies Triumph at Gran Fiesta Spain Festival

Published on December 17, 2018

The Haray Ladies, a collective of Iranian female musicians led by Nastaran Abolhassanzadeh and featuring the talented Ghazaleh Taalimoghaddam and Mobina Golmohammadiyan, captured the hearts of audiences at the Gran Fiesta Spain Festival, a celebration of global music and cultural diversity. Their performance showcased their mastery of Iranian folk music.

A Stage Set for Cultural Exchange

The Gran Fiesta Spain Festival, known for its vibrant atmosphere and eclectic mix of musical talents from around the world, provided the perfect backdrop for the Haray Ladies to exhibit the richness of Iranian culture. The festival, held in the bustling heart of Spain, attracted music enthusiasts eager to explore different cultural sounds, making it an ideal venue for the Haray Ladies to introduce their music.

With Ghazaleh Taalimoghaddam on the Dotar, Mobina on Daf and the ensemble’s harmonious vocals, the Haray Ladies delivered a performance that was both enchanting and powerful. Their set included traditional Persian songs reimagined with contemporary twists, which resonated well with the audience. The highlight of their performance was a stunning rendition of a classic Persian folk song, which Ghazaleh led with intricate Dotar playing.

Critical Acclaim

The critics were unanimous in their praise. The Haray Ladies were lauded for their seamless blend of tradition and modernity, a fusion that not only entertained but also educated the audience about Iranian musical heritage. The performance was a mesmerizing display of cultural pride and musical excellence.


Award-Winning Recognition

Ghazaleh Taalimoghaddam
Ghazaleh Taalimoghaddam

The climax of the festival was the award ceremony, where Nastaran, Ghazaleh and Mobina individually received a diploma for their outstanding contributions and Haray Ladies were honored with the first prize in Folk category within the mixed-age category. This accolade served as a testament to their exceptional talent and their commitment to promoting Iranian culture through music. The award also underscored their role as cultural ambassadors, bridging gaps between diverse audiences through the universal language of music.

The success at the Gran Fiesta Spain Festival has not only bolstered the Haray Ladies’ reputation but also paved the way for future performances. Their triumph is a beacon for other traditional music groups, illustrating that cultural music can transcend borders and resonate with global audiences.