Farhad Bandesh is a musician, instrument maker, poet and artist. Farhad is Kurdish and is currently incarcerated in Australia’s immigration prison on Manus Island.
THE BIG EXHALE was launched in May at the blak dot gallery in Melbourne.
Music written by: Farhad Bandesh
Lyrics written by: Jenell Quinsee and Farhad Bandesh
Song released by Wantok Music, Guitar and vocals: Farhad Bandesh, Piano: David Bridie, Violinist: Hope Csutoros, Producer: David Bridie, Recorded and mixed: Andrew Robinson
Music video produced by Wendyhouse Films, Director: Helen Turton, Producer: Jack Rintoul, Director of Photography: Benjamin Laut, Dancer: Bilal Zeine, Choreography: Jasmine Kyle, Violinist: Isabel Hede
This music video was filmed and produced on the land of the Wurundjeri of the Kulin Nation and we pay our respects.
Listen to some of Farhad’s collaborations here:
Anna Liebzeit and Farhad Bandesh: Far from Home