ABOUT






“a world of boundless beauty and emotions, where tradition and innovation converge in perfect harmony” - World Music Central

Elana Sasson is an Iranian/Kurdish American vocalist and musician born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Her music breathes new life to the sacred traditions of music from Iran and Kurdistan through contemporary arrangements and her own original compositions that oscillate between east and west, traditional and contemporary, inspired by jazz and Latin rhythms. Her voice contains a rare purity and strength that captivates audiences with its rich emotional content.

She has trained in classical and regional music of Iran with master musicians Mahsa Vahdat and Marjan Vahdat, and graduated with distinction on her M.M in Contemporary Performance and Production at Berklee College of Music in 2023.

Elana has performed in the United States, Europe and in Middle East, and is currently based in Spain. Elana appeared at Diaspora Arts Connection's "Let Her Sing" festival in 2021.

MUSICAL PROJECTS:

Elana Sasson Trio (EPK)
Elana Sasson & Golestan Ensemble (EPK)
Elana Sasson Music