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Bang/Click/Flick That Iranian Drum!

Percussion maestro Mohammad Reza Mortazavi is regarded as one of the most talented and virtuoso players of the Iranian goblet-shaped hand drum, the tombak. What he performs on this simple single-headed drum must be seen and heard to be believed. Here he is playing the Daf, another traditional Iranian drum on which he excels. Genuinely … Continue reading

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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