Anahita is the musical opus born of the friendship and artistic collusion and
intellectuel of two Franco-Iranian women Ariana Vafadari that composed the
music and Leili Anvar that imagined the story and wrote the texts.
A young women dreams of the time her village was still green, she wakes to
see the dying trees and senses her empty belly. She has traversed deserts and
lands on fire, in despair, she prays to the goddess with whom she shares the
name : Anahita.
This divinity of the waters, fertility and wisdom, is the one that dispenses water
for all rivers and streams and thus to all peoples. She is the healer and the
source of wisdom. It came to pass that the cult of the feminine fell into disuse
and her countenance was effaced from human memory, causing the gradual
retreat of the waters from the rivers and aquifers.
After a mystical exchange with the goddess, the young Anahita departs on a
quest for the water of immortality and finds Love.
Ariana Vafadari was exposed from an early age to the poetry and philosophy
of Zoroastrianism thanks to her father, she has undergone a growing longing to bring back to life the ancient
scripts of Zarathustra, as collated in the Avesta, the writings founded on the tenets of wisdom, spirituality and
a profound faith in the natural goodness of mankind. Thought these prayers to Anahita, the will of Ariana et
Leili is to bring back the place of felinity in the world.
Ariana works in the company of a throng of fine musicians from many cultural origins or inclinations — some
are masters of traditional Iranian music but others come from backgrounds in jazz, Moroccan music and,
indeed western classical music. They journey between spheres with ease.
The textes are in persan, french, in avestic language, the ancien language of zoroastriens and in italien.