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Abjeez is a Swedish-Iranian rock / ska band based in Sweden.
Abjee is Persian slang for sister and that’s just what they are “The Abjeez”, the sisters Melody & Safoura Safavi. Although they started writing songs in the late 90s they didn’t form their band until 2005.
The intention of their work has always been to be an inspiring alternative force in the Persian pop music/culture.
When the sisters started their band for more than 10 years ago, Iran had been “closed” to western culture for almost 30 years and the Persian pop music had become somehow stagnant. Melody & Safoura who were raised in Sweden and had got the chance to nourish their creativity in freedom wanted to make a change in this matter and they did!
Abjeez recorded the first album “Hame” (Everyone) and released it in 2006. The idea with the album was to try to compose songs in different genres, with Persian lyrics, to inspire Iranian youth and artists to try out different music styles when composing new music. The styles that immediately got best response were their reggae and SKA songs. Abjeez became the first band who had written Persian reggae and SKA music!
Abjeez also got internationally recognised for their creative, homemade music videos and were invited to perform at Rotterdam film festival and nominated in the short film category at Tribeca Film Festival 2007.
Beloved “abjees” and “daadaashies”,
This is a reminder about our upcoming North American tour 2017.
Due to the recent travel restrictions, or the so called “travel ban”, coming to the US for performance has become even more difficult for artist and musicians like us. God knows when we will be able to do this again! Therefore we sincerely hope that you can make it to our show!
Please help us spread the word among those whom you think might be interested in seeing Abjeez live!