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From the Lips to the Moon
An unusual music and poetry night by Pouya Ehsaei and Tara Fatehi
 

From the Lips to the Moon, © Jemima Yong

© Jemima Yong

From the Lips to the Moon is a recurring performance night mostly in London but travelling elsewhere too. It is as surreal, absurd and futuristic as it is current, urgent and political, Bringing together various poets and musicians, the nights are curated and hosted by electronic music wizard and composer Pouya Ehsaei and performance maker, performer and writer of crazy texts Tara Fatehi.

Playing with the synergies of words, melodies, languages and beats, Pouya’s music and soundscape merges with Tara’s voice and words to tell non-stories in goosebumps and half-familiar languages.

Pouya and Tara invite other musicians and spoken word artists to join them on stage to create a unique experience for the ears and eyes alongside live improvised visuals by Two Digits Visuals. 

These shows tend to sell out, so get your ticket in advance.

Check out our brand new YouTube Channel.

24 - 25 May 2024 - Sophiensaele, Berlin

Part of Tanzpol festival. See the full line up here. 

30 June 2024 _ Southbank Centre, Purcell Room

More info and tickets here.

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Get your own dragon on a From the Lips to the Moon T-Shirt.

Follow @lipstomoon on Instagram for news of upcoming shows.

The event posters are illustrated by Hamid Bardaskan.

We're always hoping to expand our pool of artists so if you're a poet, spoken word artist, musician or DJ and would like to perform at these nights, come to our next show to feel the vibe, email us on lipstomoon@gmail.com or DM us on Instagram to tell us about your work.

PAST SHOWS: 

26 Apr 2024 

Pouya Ehsaei and Tara Fatehi

with: Hammadi Rencurrel Valdes (percussions), Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay (poet), Oluwaseun Olayiwola (poet), Lars from Earth (DJ) 

15 Feb 2024 

Pouya Ehsaei and Tara Fatehi

with: Tamar Osborn (woodwinds), Sascha Akhtar (poet), Alper Oruc (DJ set), 2 Digit Visuals and guests.

7 Sep 2023 

Pouya Ehsaei and Tara Fatehi

with: Moussa Dembele (balafon, kora), Sabeen Chaudhry (poet), Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou (poet), Emma Korantema Hanson (poet), Yamen Mekdad (DJ set) and 2 Digit Visuals.

22 July: The Mosaic Rooms

Pouya Ehsaei and Tara Fatehi

with: Jabbaristan (Tanbur and percussions), and poets Dziffa Benson, Silai, Momtaza Mehri and Maureen Onwunali.

6 July 2023

Pouya Ehsaei and Tara Fatehi

with: Alan Fielden (poet), Dziffa Benson (poet), Marcos Santana (percussions and Barimbau), Sam Warner (Trumpet), Kay Suzuki (DJ set), and 2 Digit Visuals

18 May 2023

Pouya Ehsaei and Tara Fatehi

with: Reem Anbar (oud), Sarona Abuaker (poet), Azad Ashim Sharma (poet), Luma (DJ set), and 2 Digit Visuals

28 April 2023: the V&A Museum

Pouya Ehsaei and Tara Fatehi

with Binker Golding (sax), Tanaka Fuego (poet) and 2 Digit Visuals.

23 March 2023

Pouya Ehsaei and Tara Fatehi

with poets: Gboyega Odubanjo, Silai, Zohab Zee Khan, Ali Heidari.

musicians: Jabbaristan (tanbur, davul, darbuka) and Solaris (sax), DJ Ritu, and 2 Digit Visuals

17 November 2022

Pouya Ehsaei and Tara Fatehi

with poets, vocals: Hasti Crowther, Nia Fekri, Silai, Pegah Shirkavand, Aya AdnanGolnar Shahyar, Niki Kohandel, Ali Heidari, Melika.

musicians: Ali Nourbakhsh (daf and percussions), Parham Bahadoran (duduk, guitar), Jabbaristan (tanbur and vocals), Ilya Erfan (tanbur), and 2 Digit Visuals

Reflecting on the ongoing protests in Iran, for our next event (Thu 17 Nov) we are inviting Iranian, Kurdish and Afghan poets and musicians to join us on stage. If you’d like to participate as a poet or musician please send us a direct message on Instagram or email lipstomoon@gmail.com by 15 Nov 2022.

Thu 15 September 2022

Pouya Ehsaei and Tara Fatehi

with: Nisha Ramayya (poet)

Temesgen Zeleke (krar)

Majazz Project (DJ set)

2 Digit Visuals (visuals)

buy advance tickets here

Thu 14 July 2022

Pouya Ehsaei and Tara Fatehi

with: Johanna Burnheart (violin, electronic and visuals)

Chika Jones, Zahra Sheikh (poets)

2 Digit Visuals (VJ)

Nymity (DJ set)

buy advance tickets here

Thu 19 May 2022

Pouya Ehsaei and Tara Fatehi

with: Kadialy Kouyate (Kora and vocals)

Tanaka Fuego (poet)

2 Digit Visuals (VJ)

Princess Delight and Lars (DJ set)

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