2018 release. Tahdig is the long awaited debut release from New York City's only Farsi Funk group, Mitra Sumara, showcasing '60s and '70s Iranian pop and funk songs, spun with updated beats, modern production, and psychedelic touches. This international party band revives this vibrant music silenced by the Iranian Revolution; lost popular hits which combined disco, funk, and Latin beats with Middle Eastern melodies and poetic lyrics. Mitra Sumara interprets songs by Iran's beloved singers such as Googoosh, Soli, Leila Forouhar, and remakes intoxicating Southern Iranian Bandari beat tunes. The band is comprised of all-star musicians drawn from NYC's indie-rock, jazz, and avant-garde scenes and was founded by singer Yvette Saatchi Perez. After studying Farsi and uniting with her Iranian birth father, Tahdig is an outgrowth of Perez's journey to reclaim her personal identity, and a love letter to the beauty of Iranian culture and music.