Fuuse World Woman was the first sister-hood conference celebrating women’s activism and creativity. The event took place in 2015 in Oslo, Norway and was organized by human rights activist and award winning film director Deeyah Khan through her arts and media production company, Fuuse.
Born in Tehran in 1973, Mahsa Vahdat began learning music from an early age. She took piano lessons and received Persian singing instructions from various musicians in Iran. she also plays the Persian string instrument setar. She entered the University of Arts in Tehran in 1993 and graduated with a B.A. in Music.
Since 1995 Mahsa has performed as an independent artist in concerts and festivals in Asia, Europe, the US, and Africa together with musicians from Iran, Europe and America. She has also appeared on stage as a solo singer or with her sister Marjan Vahdat.
Following her participation in Lullabies from the Axis of Evil (2004), Mahsa started a long lasting collaboration with the Norwegian record label Kirkelig Kulturverksted (KKV), which led to a world wide release of a series of records.
Since 2007 Mahsa is one of the ambassadors of Freemuse Organization, an independent international organization that advocates freedom of expression for musicians and composers worldwide. In 2010, she was granted the Freemuse Award.
She gives singing lessons in her home city of Tehran and offers music workshops in many parts of the world.