Golnar & Mahan + /kry Trio at Vaak East Festival

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Golnar & Mahan + /kry Trio at Vaak East Festival

  • Fri 1 Jul 2022

We are pleased to announce that the two bands Golnar & Mahan & & /kry Trio have been invited to participate in this year's Vaak East Festival at Rich Mix in London.

In this, the first festival of its kind, seven different live acts are brought together for the first time for London’s largest single showcase of Iranian diasporic ‘Vaak’ yet. Taking advantage of Rich Mix’s heritage as an inclusive venue that celebrates both East London and the city’s global community, Vaak East is the perfect chance to share and experience cutting edge contemporary Iranian music.

For more info and tickets, click here.


/kry Trio:
Kry Trio’s eccentric blend of avant-garde jazz and electronica leaves it almost totally untethered from any single genre and defying categorisation. Conceived in Vienna by Mona Matbou Riahi, Philipp Kienberger and Alexander Yannilos, /kry’s sound is a revelry of simplicity and intuition, a celebration of complexity and control and an intricate fusion of its members’ individual styles.


Golnar & Mahan Trio:
Offering a masterful and fresh approach to the art of musical storytelling, Golnar & Mahan Trio draw together elements of contemporary jazz, Southwest Asian microtonal modes, poly-rhythmic grooves, European chamber and experimental music to create an original sound. The trio (consisting of Golnar Shahyar, Mahan Mirarab and Amir Wahba) improvises its way through structured compositions, powerful grooves and most delicate sounds in such masterful ways that one can hardly notice the complexity of their music.

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Golnar & Mahan (© Ina Aydogan) & /kry Trio (© Amin Ebrahimi)


Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
London E1 6LA