Cross-Cultural and Innovative Music of Gelareh Pour

This year we are celebrating Refugee Week by sharing some of the stories from our refugee community here in Yarra.

Although we are unable to come together and experience the musical stylings of Gelareh Pour in person, we’re delighted to be able to celebrate and enjoy her talented work online.

Gelareh’s story

Gelareh Pour is an Iranian-Australian singer and instrumentalist, choir director and music instructor who immigrated to Australia in 2012.

After years of practising and studying classical Persian music in Iran, Gelareh completed her Masters of Ethnomusicology at the University of Melbourne. Her work detailed the lives of Iranian women singers in diaspora.

Gelareh’s interest in different cultures and genres sees her working with some of the country’s most innovative musicians, across a variety of music scenes. Gelareh has embraced the cultural diversity of Melbourne and Australia since arriving in 2012.

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