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Greek, Indian, Iranian Folk in Rag Basant Mukhari

The group Mehr Ban (the caretaker of the light), prove that Indian and Persian music share a long history of cross-inspiration. Mehr Ban is a musical dialogue between these two great musical traditions, a collaboration by world-renowned musicians Pandit Shubhendra Rao on sitar, Saskia Rao-de Haas on Indian cello, Ciavash Borhani on taar, Samer Habibi on kamancheh, all joined by Fakhroddin Ghaffari on tombak and Shailendra Mishra on tabla.

The composition here is a originally a Greek folk melody based on the scale of raga, Basant Mukhari . This performance was live at the Fadjr International music festival in Tehran in Feb 2011 organized by the Iranian Ministry of Culture and UNESCO.