Kayhan Kalhor and Erdal Erzincan perform in Iran again
The latest concert by Kayhan Kalhor and Ardal Arzanjan will be held at Vahdat Hall from 23 February to 1 March 2018. Kayhan Kalhor and Ardal Arzanjan, who had a concert in Iran several months ago which enjoyed an unparalleled audience, will once again perform with Kamancheh and Baglama instruments through improvisation at Vahdat Hall in the final days of the Iranian year.
Tehran Philharmonic Orchestra Azari Theme
Tehran Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Arash Goran, will be performing with Imamyar Hasanov, the renowned kamancheh player from Azerbaijan at the Vahdat Hall on 3 January 2018.
Kamancheh and Polo Unesco registered
“Polo with music and narration” has been registered by Iran and “The art of making and playing the kamancheh” has been registered mutually by Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan at the 12th session of the Committee for Intangible Cultural Heritage - Unesco – bringing the number of registered intangible heritages for Iran to 13, including Nowruz, flat bread baking skills, and the kamancheh which are multinational registrations.
Unesco registers polo and kamancheh
“Polo” and “The art of making and playing the kamancheh” have been evaluated by Unesco and will be registered at its 12th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage taking place in December.
Kayhan Kalhor & Ali-Akbar Moradi duet in Stanford
Stanford University will be the venue for a duet performance by Kayhan Kalhor and Ali-Akbar Moradi in the final days of 2017.
The moments that your heart beats in my chest (music)
Artist: Niusha Barimani
(Persia Digest) – “The moments that your heart beats in my chest” from the album “Niush” is a dynamic piece by Niusha Barimani perfomed with the Kamancheh as the main instrument and accompanied by western and electronic instruments.
Artist: Saman Samimi
Album: Khiyalfam [Dreamlike]
(Persia Digest) – “Infinity” from the album “Khiyalfam” [Dreamlike], is the grand fusion of harp and kamancheh. Saman Samimi plays the kamancheh and Andrea Voets is the harpist from Holland.
Artist: Omid Behrouzian
Genre: Electro folk music
(Persia Digest) – This is a fusion of Luristan music with electronic music from the album Kassites. The kamancheh – one of the original instruments of Luristan - plays the main role here.
Artist: Kooch Band
Album: Kooch [Migration]
Genre: Fusion/Wolrd music
(Persia Digest) – “Convoy” from the album Kooch [Migration] is a love song performed by the kamancheh, nay, and the guitar, and based on percussion instruments. All pieces in the album are a fusion of international and Persian music.
Vajd [Passion] (music)
Artists: Shojat Hosseinkhan, Sohrab & Tahmoures Pournazeri
Album: Afsaneh sho [Be a legend]
Genre: Fusion, world music
(Persia Digest) - Vajd [Passion] is an Indian song accompanied by Indian instruments (tabla and sitar), and Iranian instruments (tar and Kamancheh) alongside one another. Kayhan Kalhor has previously produced this genre of music in a number of albums.
Showgh [Longing] (music)
Artist: Kayhan Kalhor & Ali-Akbar Moradi
Album: In the mirror of the sky
(Persia Digest) - Showgh [Longing] is a piece performed by Kayhan Kalhor on the kamancheh and Ali-Akbar Moradi on tambur. It is as labor of love between these two ancient instruments and the Persian music modes of Kurdistan, where both of these artists are from. Many moments in this album are improvised, which is a prominent feature of Kayhan Kalhor’s masterful playing.
The Wave (music)
Artist : Soroush Kamalian
Composer: Soroush Kamalian
Genre : Progressive Trance
Year : 2017
(Persia Digest) – The Wave is a piece arranged for kamancheh and electronic music performed by Soroush Kamalian. Electronic music and its subgenres have become very popular these days. The Wave in fact suggests that fusion knows no bounds and a combination of instruments can always generate a common language.