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Tours of classical Persian music across Iran

Tours of classical Persian music across Iran

A new tour of classical Persian music has been planned across Iran. The weekend will see a concert by Shahram Nazeri in Kermanshah, and by Kayhan Kalhor and Erdal Erzincan in Rasht and Shiraz following their international tours.  

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Kayhan Kalhor and Erdal Erzincan perform in Istanbul

Kayhan Kalhor and Erdal Erzincan perform in Istanbul

Istanbul will be playing host to a concert by Kayhan Kalhor and Erdal Erzincan in late April. The improvised duet performance is one of these events in the music world which can be called an occurrence. The musicians are masters of their art and keen on interaction and movement forward, thus attracting much attention among the musical crowds.  

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Kayhan Kalhor and Erdal Erzincan perform in Iran again

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.  

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Unesco registers polo and kamancheh

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.  

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A home for music

A home for music

When a musical instrument has a home of its own, it can only mean that students will be trained in that house to play that instrument and keep it from fading away from memory. This will be a safe house not only for the instrument, but also for the rituals and stories that go with it.  

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Kayhan Kalhor-Rembrandt Trio fusion

Kayhan Kalhor-Rembrandt Trio fusion

Following his European tour, Kayhan Kalhor, the prominent player of string instrument Kamancheh, played with the Rembrandt Trio at the Ministry of the Interior Hall in Tehran on the 5-6 September and was met with a large audience.  

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Vajd [Passion]   (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.  

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Bidad [The Outcry]  (music)

Bidad [The Outcry] (music)

Artis: Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal Erzincan Album: The Wind Genre: Traditional Middle Eastern Folk Year: 2006   (Persia Digest) - Bidad [The Outcry] is an improvised piece of music in Bidad song – a Persian music mode – performed by two Kurdish artists, Kayhan Kalhor from Iran and Ardal Arzanjan from Turkey. Improvisation is an important part of eastern music, where it is regarded as an artist’s skill in his performance.

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Beloved Don't Let Me Be Discouraged

Beloved Don't Let Me Be Discouraged

Beloved Don't Let Me Be Discouraged Artists: Keyhan Kalhor & Brooklyn Rider Album: Silent city Year:    2008 Genre: World music   (Persia digest)- The above album consists of 4 pieces, totaling 53 minutes. The main track of the album entitled Silent City is approximately 30 minutes long. The idea originally took shape when Harvard University commissioned Kayhan Kalhor to write a piece for a music appreciation class. Kalhor and members of the Brooklyn Rider string quartet collaborated to release the album they named Silent City. The collection received positive reviews from critiques in all. Christoph Rezai called it a successful experience in fusing eastern and western music; the New York Times said it had gone beyond the music charter of the Middle East, and Allmusic said the complexity of Kalhor’s melody combined with the Brooklyn Rider music is enchanting. Silent City was in 18th place on Billboard’s Top Classical Albums Chart, and Songlines Magazine named it best instrumental music for 2008. This music has been performed live in cities such as London, New York, Virginia, Chicago, and Minneapolis, accompanied by the Chinese American cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s playing. Kayhan Kalhor:           Kamancheh Colin Jacobsen:           Violin Johnny Gandelsman: Violin Nicholas Cords:           Viola Eric Jacobsen:             Cello Jeffrey Beecher:          Bass Mark Suther:               Percussion Siamak Aghaei:           Santur & Tonbak

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