“You’ll be mesmerized by his Santur playing” CBC Radio host – Errol Nazareth
“It reminded me that good music is made of dreams and echo of dreams”— Prince Amyn of Aga Khan
Producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Toronto, Canada , originally from IRAN is known for his unique style in using authentic organic sound in his music. Sina has been featured at festivals such as Luminato, Pacific Contact, Folk Music Ontario, CINARS, Mundial Montreal, Prismatic Festival, Aga Khan Museum, Fete de la Musique Mont Tremblant, as well as TV and radio appearances at CP24 and CBC Radio Metro Morning. His second album Ray of Hope was released on Windcatcher Records and was nominated for Best World Music Album of the Year in 16th annual Independent Music Award in NYC.
His love for electronic music, made him explore traditional acoustic instruments along with electronic elements which resulted in tracks signed to Hoomidaas and Tibetania records, charting on Beatport Organic House Top 100.
Born in Iran, Sina started learning Santur at the age seven from his father, Master Javad Bathaie and studied Persian classical repertoire (Radif) with the instrument Oud. He later studied Composition and Orchestration for Films at Berklee College of Music and has scored movies such as The Horse Latitudes, Un royaume déménage, Ameno and Mr Settled Immigrant.