Agent: Mike Deane
Based: New York
Label: Modern Sky / Burger Records


In a time fraught with political turbulence and cultural unease, having a voice has never felt so important.  For Habibi this comes at a crucial moment.  The quintet is due to release ‘Cardamom Garden’ their first EP in over four years; significantly, the first one with lyrics recorded in Farsi. This new direction has been a long time coming for the band who are acutely aware of music as both a natural part of their heritage and a representation of their own identity:  “Middle Eastern culture is very heavily influenced by the arts,” shares Iranian-American lead singer Rahill Jamalifard. The EP combines her culture’s flair with a finely tuned vocabulary of widely appealing tracks structured in a new pop approach: engaging and highly danceable while eschewing typical formulas.

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