ZUZE & IVA – Inuit-Iranian sounds

ZUZE is a 10-pc folk-jazz ensemble merging Iranian melodies and afrobeat rhythms. ZUZE is inspired by all things Persiana but limited by nothing.


IVALUARJUK is an artist & throatsinger from Rankin Inlet (NU) whose elegant, unapologetic work vivifies Northern communities and cultural practices.


ZUZE & IVA are bound by the artistic motivation of honouring the past by exalting the present. ZUZE & IVA invite you to celebrate heterogeneity. ZUZE & IVA make beautiful music, especially together.

ZUZE & IVA is:

ivaluarjuk: vocals
raha javanfar: violin
gabe kong: guitar
bruce mackinnon: piano/alto sax
andrew moljgun: flute/bari sax
emily ferrell: trombone
thomas moffet: trumpet
arif mirbaghi: bass
zaynab wilson: steel pan/percussion
zach sutton: percussion
justin ruppel: drums

SPECIAL GUEST michael eckert: pedal steel