Ziba Shirazi (www.zibashirazi.com) is an Iranian-American singer with a sensational voice and a unique compositional style. As a poet and music artist, she is best known for her poignant songs and storytelling through poetry.
Ziba grew up in Iran, surrounded by music in a family of musicians and music lovers and her passion for performance was apparent at an early age. In 1985, Ziba left Iran for the United States, where despite all difficulties she single-handedly produced and promoted her seven albums. In 2009, Ziba created "Story & Song," a lyrical storytelling performance, set to live music with video projections featuring stories of Iranian immigrants and their struggles since the Islamic Revolution. This project, which is also the subject of Ziba’s Master’s thesis in Performance and Communication at California State University in Los Angeles, has been performed across the US and Canada. Another one of Ziba’s lifetime dreams was achieved in 2014, when she staged her first musical production, "Spring Love," at the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts.
“Spring Love,” is a splendid blend of music, dance, and imagery, celebrating the dynamic tradition of Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) through the story of three generations within a family experiencing love at the first sight.