Iranian Composers Winner Ehsan Mohammadi’s London Performance
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Iranian Composers Winner Ehsan Mohammadi’s London Performance

Epic Persia composers competition -Winner announced + Performance, London Docklands Sinfonia announced the winner of its worthy but tiringly titled Epic Persia composers’ competition, in which composers based in Iran were asked to write a work around the theme of C16th Shahnameh, or The Book of Kings by Ferdowsi. The 80-person British orchestra performs an … Continue reading

This Week’s Radio Show – Ticket Give-Away, Kayhan Kalhor Concert, London
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This Week’s Radio Show – Ticket Give-Away, Kayhan Kalhor Concert, London

This week we sample the sounds of Kuridsh-Iranian spiked fiddle impresario Kayhan Kalhor and the rebetika of Ҫiğdem Aslan who performs at the same concert – to which we have 6 tickets to give away! As well we sample the voice and music of multi-media artist Firouz Farmanfarmaian ahead of his interview on Six Pillars. Ticket … Continue reading

Folk Guitar and Young Batons – This Week’s Radio Show
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Folk Guitar and Young Batons – This Week’s Radio Show

TICKET GIVE AWAY ALERT!  See below. Why do young people today still enjoy and replay the tunes of hundreds of years ago? Do they still speak to them as they once spoke to contemporaries of the composer? The evidence says yes, and while London hosts it’s own open-minded yet traditional orchestra, The Collaborative Orchestra, in … Continue reading

A Tribute Concert to the Female Vocalists of Iran
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A Tribute Concert to the Female Vocalists of Iran

A concert by renowned Iranian composer Majid Derakhshani, the Mah Ensemble and Mahdieh Mohammadkhani is coming to London’s Southbank Centre. Majid Derakhshani (b.1957 Sangesar, Iran) is a composer and tar (lute) player known the world over for his innovative approach to traditional Persian music. Here he leads the Mah Ensemble (pictured here with Derakhshani) in … Continue reading

Live Performance London – Master Vocalist Alireza Ghorbani
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Live Performance London – Master Vocalist Alireza Ghorbani

Accompanied by Baran Group acclaimed classical vocalist Alireza Ghorbani plays the Barbican on London on 21st October 2013. Baran are a Persian classical percussive ensemble, of around 7 members, using traditional Persian strings and drums. They will be joined by past Six Pillars guest Farshad Mohammadi whose work pushes the boundaries of Persian classical into … Continue reading