Iranian composer wins 2018 Tony Award
Jamshid Sharifi, the Iranian composer, won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for the musical, "The Band’s Visit". Jamshid Sharifi is an Iranian-American musician who has composed the soundtracks for films, such as “The Thomas Crown Affair”, “The Rugrats Movie”, “Harriet the Spy” and “Clockstoppers”.
Persian music instruments in Europe
At the first Persian speakers’ art festival to take place in Paris in 2018, a selection of traditional musical instruments and handicrafts from Iran, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan will be also be displayed.
Instruments of soul food more valuable abroad
Fakhreddin Haghighi has been playing music for three decades. He plays three Iranian string instruments, namely the tanbur, setar, and tar. He has a small stand at the National Handicrafts Exhibition in Tehran, filled with instruments that attract the crowds.
Baroon barooneh [It’s pouring] (music)
Artist: Rastak Band
Album: Hamey-e Aghvam-e man [All my peoples]
(Persia Digest) - Baroon baroonahe [It’s pouring] is a folk song from Luristan Province which has been performed by the Rastak Band with a new arrangement. Using most of the Persian musical instruments in this piece, together with the sorna, has created a colorful range of sounds.
Avaze Gonah-e Eshegh [The sin of love] (music)
Artist: Homayoun Shajarian
Album: Naghsh-e Khial
Composer: Ali Ghamsari
Genre: Persian classic
(Persia Digest) - Avaze Gonah-e Eshegh [The sin of love] is composed and arranged by the young, talented and dynamic musician, Ali Ghamsari, accompanied by the masterful vocals of Homayoun Shajarian. Various instruments from music around the world are played side by side here for different strokes.
Mah o Mahi (music)
Artist: Hojjat Ashrafzadeh
Album: Mah o Mahi
Composers: Arash & Amir Bayat
(Persia Digest) – The piece Mah o Mahi is from an album by the same name. It has been very successful and has met with a large audience of fans. With its stylish interpretations of lyrics and subtle combination with music, it has been able to create its own special ambiance. Its strongest points are the use of Iranian singing and traditional music and their fusion with western instruments and harmony.