Currently Listening to…Johnny Be Good, Persian Version
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Currently Listening to…Johnny Be Good, Persian Version

These guys never take themselves too seriously. Their mixture of folk, prose and classical Persian music is made contemporary by their approach. Velshodegan are composition, voice and tar – M. Fallahi, composition, voice and fiddle – Behzad Hassanzadeh, tombak and prose – Mohammad Bahar. Check their video below for their parody of the mundane, a … Continue reading

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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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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