Cymin Samawatie, Foto: Silke Weinsheimer

Cymin Samawatie | Juni 2021

Cymin Samawatie is a singer, conductor, and composer of contemporary music. Together with the quartet Cyminology, she combines chamber music jazz with Persian poetry by, among others, Rumi, Hafis, Khayyam and Forough Farrokhzaad. With her Trickster Orchestra, she and Ketan Bhatti pursue concept-based composition methods that create interdisciplinary, trans-traditional musical languages. Samawatie has composed works for many musical projects, including for the Berlin Philharmonic, Osnabrücker Morgenlandfestival, Female Voice of Iran Orchestra, Divan Berlin-Istanbul, Neukölln Opera, the Comic Opera Berlin, and Elb Philharmonic, Hamburg. As a solo singer, she has worked with Bobby McFerrin, Roger Willemsen, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Frank Möbus and Martin Stegner. Her artistic work has been awarded the German World Music Prize RUTH 2018, the German Creole World Music Award and numerous other prizes.
Cymin Samawatie was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from September to December 2018 and in January 2020.