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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 … Continue reading

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New Podcast – Passion of Rhythm, Trance of Melody

Farshad Mohammadi discusses classical Persian music in light of his London concert “Passion of Rhythm, Trance of Melody”, featuring world-renowned master vocalist, Alireza Ghorbani. Ghorbani, born in 1972 in Tehran, Iran, began his career by reciting the Islamic holy book Quran. Since then Ghorbani was the vocalist for Iran’s National Orchestra for many years and … Continue reading