Kayhan Kalhor among world’s top 20 artists
On the occasion of its 20th publication anniversary, British Songlines magazine has named the world’s top 20 artists including the Iranian acclaimed musician Kayhan Kalhor.
Hosna - Young Iranian Kamancheh player
Hosna Parsa is a young Iranian musician who entered music school when she was 10 and started her musical activities in Vahdat Hall when she was 16. She later joined the Neiriz ensemble led by Maliheh Saeedi. It was then that she was invited to a festival in Austria and played the tonbak and kamancheh as her second musical instruments.
Kamancheh - An Iranian instrument with lovely tones
Kamancheh is an Iranian musical instrument which is also played across the Orient. Kamancheh is called robab (an Arabic name) in the Arabic-language music book “Al-Kabir” written by Farabi who has referred to kamancheh as an Iranian musical instrument.
Human Spirit Award for Kalhor’s music
Prominent Iranian Kamancheh player, Kayhan Kalhor, has received the 2018 Isaac Stern Human Spirit Award.
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.