Thursday, November 18, 2010

"We Came Home" Video on David Lynch Foundation Television

My video for "We Came Home" came out on David Lynch Foundation Television. Directed by Rachel Fleischer, Cinemtography by Jimmy Fusil, Edited by Max Goldblatt and Rachel Fleischer.


LA Weekly write up on "Almost There" video I directed with Aska

I directed this video with Aska for one of her songs called "Almost There". Aska is a wonderful artist and collaborator! we had a lot of fun making this! I also did the cinematography and edited it.


Monday, October 25, 2010

"We Came Home" Music Video

Dear Friends,

Here is my very first music video. Directed by Rachel Fleischer, Cinematography by Jimmy Fusil, Edited by Max Goldblatt and Rachel Fleischer.

Hope you enjoy it...


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Afghan American Anthology

Hey Kids-

I wrote a piece for this Afghan American Anthology.


Manimal Vinyl Tribute to David Bowie

Hey kids-

I did a cover of Ziggy Stardust for this tribute to David Bowie. Lots of wonderful artists- Duran Duran, Warpaint, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Megapuss, Chairlift, etc etc.

u can order it here:


Monday, August 9, 2010

Ground Zero Mosque

Dearest New Yorkers,

As an Afghan American I will feel such a tremendous sense of healing when this center is built. New York city is my favorite city in the whole world. I have such a deep deep love for your city. I truly believe that the building of this mosque at ground zero will bring about peace and harmony. It will continue our tradition as a nation that embraces all religions and races equally. It will be such a noble act of tolerance and forgiveness. 9/11 completely changed my life. It was a catalyst for all of the art that I have made since that day.

with love,


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"We Alone" by Alice Walker... this poem is so beautiful and so timely

We Alone

We alone can devalue gold
by not caring
if it falls or rises in the marketplace.
Wherever there is gold
there is a chain, you know,
and if your chain
is gold
so much the worse
for you.

Feathers, shells
and seas-shaped stones
are all as rare.

This could be our revolution:
To love what is plentiful
as much
as what is scarce.

Alice Walker

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


my beautiful cousin Leyla from HEARTSREVOLUTION posted this on her site. Coincidentally, my friend and hero Reza is in the film. and another one of my heros, Shohreh, is narrating the film. Neda was the woman who was killed during the Iranian elections. I am so moved by her courage. I feel so blessed that our world has human beings like Neda in it. Please take an hour of your day to watch this powerful film.


Monday, June 14, 2010

LA Ladies Choir in ELLE

hey kids- check out this article in ELLE magazine about our lovely choir! xoxo

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

interview for Znaki.Fm in the Ukraine

they asked a lot of questions about the situation in Afghanistan and what needs to be done to improve it.
heres the link:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

BMI indie spotlight

hey kids-

i'm featured on BMI's indie spotlight


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Seeking Musicians

Hi kids. I am building my live show. am open to all kinds of instrumentation as long as it makes sense to the sound of my album. if you or anyone you know is interested email me:


Monday, January 4, 2010

Allmusic Group listed my album "Lion of Panjshir" in their Best of 2009!

thank you!

Manimal Vinyl's Tribute to David Bowie

Duran Duran announces Manimal Vinyl's Tribute to David Bowie.  I did a cover of Ziggy Stardust for the album.  See official line up and release date here:


My Album is out

available on itunes, amazon, and in stores.

"Family" by Lauren Dukoff

Dear Friends,

Lauren Dukoff has created a  beautiful book of musicians.  I'm in the book along with many friends and incredible artists.  You can learn about it/ purchase it here: