Music of the Month
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Our Music of the Month selection for March 2022
Mamak Khadem's Remembrance
Photo: Afshin Javadi
"Each song on the album is its own highway, each path feeling different underfoot, as Khadem travels through her own sense of grief, seeking wisdom in memory." - Cliff Furnald, RootsWorld review of Remembrance
Khadem has a way of making songs her own, passing each through her interpretive filter many times before committing it to CD, all while erasing as many borders as she defines. - Tryan Grillo, RootsWorld
Remembrance is a powerfully deep and loving tribute to Mamak Khadem's late father, Mohsen Khadem. It was created in the isolation of her Santa Monica home during the COVID pandemic as he lived out his final days back in Iran. Due to travel restrictions she was unable to be with him for the last time. With eight elegant and moving original songs, Khadem has captured a universal sense of beauty, love, separation, and loss.
Khadem writes, "Remembrance is a musical journey to healing the huge loss of my beloved father. After his passing during the global pandemic in 2020, my grief could no longer be for him alone, but for all of those we lost. Being unable to be by his side was profoundly difficult – yet, for so many immigrants in our world, life itself is like an infinity of limitations. Knowing in my heart that my father knew how much I loved him gives me a sense of completion and peace. He is with me now wherever I go. I dedicate this work to his beautiful soul.”
These CDs are donated by Six Degrees and I thank them (and I hope, you) for supporting RootsWorld.
"Don't Go Without Me" (excerpt)
You can also buy previous Music of the Month titles in our shop
(and save a little on postage for more than one CD).
You can also buy previous Music of the Month titles in our shop (and save a little on postage for more than one CD).