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SSI client Pouya and the Asbati Family performed an eclectic set of world music to an enthusiastic audience in Ashfield on November 18.

The performance was presented as part of Ashfield Council’s ‘Frolic in the Forecourt’ – a series of free concerts and activities at midday on Tuesdays in the council’s forecourt, on Parramatta Road.

Pouya and the Asbati Family.
Pouya and the Asbati Family.

Iranian-born Pouya is a young guitar player and singer-songwriter with a melodic voice who specialises in contemporary Iranian songs.

The Asbati Family is a talented group of musicians from Syria who arrived in Australia only two months ago. Performing an eclectic repertoire from Middle Eastern sounds to uplifting melodies from Spain, the family sing in four languages including Arabic, French, Spanish and English.

SSI thanks Ashfield Council for its continuing support of the SSI Arts & Culture program.

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