speaking out keeps
poets silent, real words fearlessly spoken are the true need.
— Ms Hissa Hilal (Saudi poet)
‘Amazan’ is derived from the Iranian word hamazan or ‘warriors’
and serves to re-shape the mythology of ‘The Amazons’— a society
of women, mothers and fierce warriors residing in Asia Minor
(5th century BC). Amazan delivers a powerful message
of fearlessness and forward thinking in a time of
critical, equality reform. Through Eastern influenced
music, dance, design and spoken word, Amazan
unifies a diverse collective of women to
challenge current social and cultural norms.
The Amazan project pushes the ancient
music boundary bridging new worlds
with old, it infuses classical and modern
elements while exploring ancient themes
delving in eastern European industrialism,
Baltic and Black Sea folklore and time
honored Middle Eastern history.
Amazan is performed as a non-stop, epic-trance,
visual opera weaving electronic rhythms,
thunderous percussion, live instrumentation and
vocals performed in multi-languages.
The music program explores Eastern influenced World music through traditional instrumentation accelerated with industrial electronica and highlighted by live performance, dance and design through projected images.
This highly unique, concept oriented, multi-arts project delivers what few artists are creating today and most World Music festivals have
little access to—the epic, emotional and larger than life
performance act that unites a crowd ceremonially,
ideologically and consciously through trance,
psychedelia and a rich hybrid of big stage, rock-
opera energy mixed with traditional World
music instrumentation, electrifying vocals,
dance, story telling and compelling visuals.
Amazan introduces several new artists to
the multi-arts performance world both
on stage and off as the project draws in
talent from different arts sectors including;
fashion, design, film and video, dance,
choreography, poetry and music.
Combined, the Amazan collective of artists
has a vast portfolio of performance experience
ranging from international music festivals to
concert halls, auditoriums, churches, clubs,
television and feature film.
Amazan features a variety of diverse artists with each performance. The production is scalable and is designed to include local performers and volunteers to inspire community engagement and culture bridging.
PRODUCED & CREATED BY R. TIESSEN & E. GRAHAM
©2015 Amazan Arts. All rights reserved.
Amazan is project of hawkhaus entertainment.