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Siamak Shirazi & Babak Amini - Cancelled

This event is cancelled. Refunds available through the original place of purchase. Credit card orders will be automatically refunded.

Dear friends and supporters of my music,

I am writing to announce that our upcoming Fall 2019 tour, BaSiaNova, Siamak Shirazi & Babak Amini is cancelled and our performances are postponed to future dates.

My dear friend, bandleader, and musical director of this tour, Mr. Amini had an unfortunate accident while performing in Hamburg Germany this past weekend and broke his arm. He is in good spirit and we are anticipating a full recovery, but for the time being we need to be focused on Babak's full recovery and postpone our tour to a later date. We will make an announcement about our new dates as soon as we have more information.

We are extremely sorry about this and any inconvenience it may have caused you. We are fully refunding all tickets purchased for this performance, so please contact your local venue or event organizer for a refund and let us know if there are any issues. To all the fans of our music, please stay tuned since we promise to come back with a great show and have a (makeup) performance in a near future. 

With love,
Siamak Shirazi


BaSiaNova is a musical collaboration between Babak Amini and Siamak Shirazi which started in the winter of 2017. Their unique perspectives about music and life is expressed in their upcoming album, coming out this fall, and live performances. They are combining more than 30 years of Babak’s experience as an award-winning performer, composer, arranger, and producer, and Siamak’s experience as a wellness guru and a vocalist. Their sound represents a fusion of jazz, flamenco, and contemporary Persian music and creates a rare, avant garde style of live performance.

Siamak Shirazi

Siamak has a natural talent for music which started manifesting as early as when he was two years old. He grew up in a family who loved and enjoyed music. He started reciting poetry and singing when he was six years old. Music has remained to be an anchor for his soul through the rough seas of his life, and he always found a way to return to this natural outlet for expression of his innermost feelings.

Siamak used to be a professional singer in mid-1980s but set that aside to attend college and later, build a career in wellness-based medicine. However, in addition to growing his wellness enterprise, Siamak has always remained a music lover and a musician at heart. And now, after taking a 25-year hiatus, he is returning to music.He is privileged to collaborate with one of the best in the business, Mr. Babak Amini on his comeback project. Babak has been an essential part of Siamak’s vision for his return to singing, and his beautiful soul is ever-present as the energy which is traveling through Siamak’s voice.

Babak Amini

Babak is a highly talented and accomplished Iranian Canadian musician and composer, guitarist, and a member of the American Guitar Society (CSUN University, Northridge, CA). He is also a member of Toronto Musicians’ Association, (TMA) and an instructor at the Canada Music Academy.

He entered the professional world at the age of 18. His first album was introduced in 1990 and was called ‘Gray Rain’ followed by ‘Blue of the Rain’. He then released his third album, ‘Shadow of My Own’, which had vocals that was based on Persian poets such as Hafez, Rumi, Babataher and Nima.

Babak’s curier comprises a vast array of accomplishments, amongst which are the music director and the band leader for many prominent international singers and musicians, including: Googoosh, Ebi, Faramarz Aslani, and more.

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