– In 2013, Rostam broke viewing records when he took part in the Pakistani TV show Coke Studio Pakistan.
– He introduced world music to the Swedish Melodifestivalen competition through his participation as the performer and songwriter of the song “In my dreams (Mani armani taha)“ in 2007.
– Rostam has been involved as a vocalist in several different projects, one of them being Kvintessens!, led by Anders Nyberg.
Rostam Mirlashari – the concert producer with a vision for the world
In addition to his career as an artiste, Rostam is also an in-demand concert producer. His first production was the touring festival “Culture in Exile” in 2000, undertaken as part of a collaboration involving Södra Teatern. The festival programme consisted of exiled artistes from Iran, and the human warmth and striving for integration and diversity represented by this event have been constant themes in all of Rostam’s later productions.
In 2001 he founded Kista World Music Festival in collaboration with the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and Kista District Council. Today, the festival continues to present colourful world and folk music artistes from all over the world, and the aim is to inspire and increase the feeling of belonging in the suburb of Kista.
In 2003, Rostam started the Nowruz mini-festival in Stockholm, to celebrate Iranian new year and the spring equinox, and between 2005 and 2009 he produced the Kankarsh youth festival in Kista and the City of Stockholm. His latest project is Pangean Rhythm, which Rostam initiated in 2007. Pangean Rhythm is a tour network for international artistes within world and folk music.
Rostam’s production company is called Farhang; you can find more information about its various projects on the company’s website. For recordings involving Rostam, see the music & video page.