Sun, November 19, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Cutting Room

New York, NY

$20.00 - $25.00

Tickets at the Door

$20 Advance Sales/ $25 At the Door

$20 Food/Drink Minimum per Person

Abjeez is a Swedish-Iranian rock / ska band based in Sweden.

Abjee is Persian slang for sister and that’s just what they are "The Abjeez", the sisters Melody & Safoura Safavi. Although they started writing songs in the late 90s they didn't form their band until 2005.
The intention of their work has always been to be an inspiring alternative force in the Persian pop music/culture.

When the sisters started their band for more than 10 years ago, Iran had been "closed" to western culture for almost 30 years and the Persian pop music had become somehow stagnant. Melody & Safoura who were raised in Sweden and had got the chance to nourish their creativity in freedom wanted to make a change in this matter and they did!

Abjeez recorded the first album "Hame" (Everyone) and released it in 2006. The idea with the album was to try to compose songs in different genres, with Persian lyrics, to inspire Iranian youth and artists to try out different music styles when composing new music. The styles that immediately got best response were their reggae and SKA songs. Abjeez became the first band who had written Persian reggae and SKA music!

Abjeez also got internationally recognised for their creative, homemade music videos and were invited to perform at Rotterdam film festival and nominated in the short film category at Tribeca Film Festival 2007.
Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016