Writer, Singer, Songwriter & Storyteller

BIOGRAPHY

Ziba Shirazi is an Iranian‐American writer, singer, songwriter and storyteller who left Iran for the United States in 1985. Ziba is the first Iranian female singer-songwriter, that not only wrote all her songs, but also despite all the obstacles she single-handedly produced and promoted her seven albums since 1990. As a writer and music artist, she is best known for her poignant songs and storytelling through poetry. Ziba's compositions blend together flavors of Persian melodies with world music and jazz. Referred to as the ‘Voice of Women' in the Iranian community, Ziba's lyrics are colored by passionate feminist tones, love, compassion and universal human stories.

In 2009, Ziba created Story & Song, a lyrical storytelling performance, set to live music with video projections featuring stories of Iranian immigrants and their struggles since the Islamic Revolution. This project, which was also the subject of Ziba's Master's thesis in Performance and Communication at California State University in Los Angeles, has been performed across the US and Canada.

Another one of Ziba's lifetime dreams was achieved in spring of 2014, when she staged her first musical production, Spring Love, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Through her new ongoing projects, Story & Song featuring stories of Iranian immigrants, and Spring Love, a musical love story, Ziba continues to touch audience's heart, crossing cultural gaps with her unique art of storytelling.

MEMOIR GHOSTWRITING

There is a story behind every person.A story worth telling.

We all have a life story that can inspire others to live a better life; don't let it go unrecognized. Sharing your life story is a wonderful gift for your loved ones. Let them know who you are, where you've been, where you are now and how you got there.

Let them learn more about you, your experiences, what life has taught you, and what you value most in life. Sharing stories not only brings back the memories of your past, but also helps your loved ones have a better understanding of the present.

What is your story?

Tell Me Your Story,
I Will Listen, I Will Write

The Process

  • A set of interviews, 20–25 hours.
  • Image search, finding the most memorable pictures that is suitable for your book.
  • Transcribing and editing.
  • Follow-up interviews, up to 5 hours.
  • Proof reading.
  • Book Cover and Design.
  • Final manuscript based on revisions.

WEDDING OFFICIANT

I believe every love story is unique and every wedding is magical.

Congratulations on finding love of your life!
Let's get together to plan a beautiful, customized ceremony that both you and your guests will LOVE. I will incorporate personalized details that reflect your journey together into a unique performance that captures the heart and spirit of your love in a ceremony designed personally for you.

I look forward to meeting you and to be a part of the most important day of your life.
That moment when you say, "I do".

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TESTIMONIALS

"An Angel's Tale held on January 16, 2016 was another masterpiece by the exceptional artist, Ziba Shirazi. Ziba took us on a musical and theatrical journey, depicting the life of Noushin Tabrizi. While she continues to lie silently, Ziba Shirazi celebrated her legacy through the most powerful and heartwarming performance. Ziba Shirazi has a unique talent of telling stories by capturing the emotions of the real-life characters and conveying them to the audience in various artistic forms. She writes heartfelt stories, sings sensational songs and reenacts precious memories." An angel's Tale was a true masterpiece by a one of a kind artist for a one of kind angel!"

-Haleh Khatami

I didn't sleep last night at all.  It was a surreal evening; I didn't want it to end.  You brought so much humor, so much love, so much intelligence and so much grace into the story of Houri Khanom.  As she is fading into the twilight zone, you resurrected her spirit, her fierce independence, her integrity, the pride in her family and her upbringing, the pain of her marriage, her satisfaction with her children, her resilience and finally her acceptance of all the cards dealt to her by life. I salute your work and I would like to book you now for my eulogy.

-Mariam Safinia

My dear Ziba... Words cannot adequately express my gratitude to you for yesterday's ceremony..  Friends who had never met my father are telling me that they felt they knew him after your beautiful and very emotional performance.  Your story brought him back to life again for a few very beautiful hours yesterday afternoon.  Thank you for making it happen. We are honored that you accepted our invitation and will cherish this memory. I thank you from the bottom of my heart as does my entire family. God bless you, always... Thank you.

-Desiree Rais

MEMORIAL TRIBUTES

Honoring the memory of a deceasedloved one through a unique, well-told life story.

"Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. For those who love with their heart and soul, there is no such thing as separation."
Rumi

Losing those we love is never easy; but saying goodbye in a more meaningful way can be comforting. When someone you love becomes a memory... that memory becomes a treasure.

Contact me to help you recognize, honor, and celebrate a life through a memorial tribute.

Reach Out

"To play a wrong note is insignificant, to play without passion is inexcusable."

Ludwig Van Beethoven


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