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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann


Thank you for talking with us! Did you always want to be a musician or was there a specific moment that something happened that made you think "this is what I want to do with my life." If so, what was it? In 10th grade, I was sitting in my voice studio and then suddenly it all clicked. I wasn’t enjoying chemistry and no longer wanted to be a doctor. So I decided to pursue music. Who knows though, maybe I’ll get a PhD some day.

What is the story behind your album's title? Nouhi’s Nomad is a self titled name, but Nouhi is my mother’s maiden name, and I chose Nomad since I’m constantly moving, musically, socially, and physically.

Is there one song in particular you're most excited about people hearing? I’m really excited to share "Angeezeh" with my fans, as it’s something different than what I usually do! They’ll know why if they listen to the album in full.

What was the best piece of advice you've ever been given about pursuing a career in music? Don’t do it for the money, do it for the passion. I guess that’s why I’m 23 and still live with my


Aside from singing do you play any instruments? I grew up playing the violin from ages 3-8, but then I dropped it for the piano, which I then dropped for voice. However, I taught myself guitar, and took a couple percussion lessons. I can still accompany myself on keys but haven’t touched a violin in over a decade.

Was there ever music playing in the kitchen growing up? There was music playing from every time period while I was growing up! From The Beatles to Strauss, my mom made sure she also played spoken biographies of famous composers.

How do you drink your coffee? I take my coffee black and I typically only drink it when I’m exhausted. If I’m getting coffee with friends, I’ll either get a cold brew or a mocha.

What is your favorite breakfast? I absolutely love scrambled eggs with Persian Lavash bread… or chocolate chip cookies and milk.

Where is your favorite place to eat in your hometown? For the past four years I’ve been frequenting Jin Ramen, an excellent Japanese restaurant on the corner of my block where I’ve gotten to know three different generations of waitstaff.

If you could be sponsored by one food/drink brand who would it be and why? I would love to be sponsored by Abali! Their mint flavored yogurt soda is something special!






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