Classical and Folk Music of Iran is the fourth of five concerts in the Center for World Music’s Passport to Worlds of Music Spring 2018 series.
The Dornob Trio presents a captivating sampling of the classical and folk music of Iran and the Iranian diaspora. Dornob is a multicultural, multigenerational collective of musicians learning and performing different styles of music (classical, folk, jazz-influenced) from Iran who have been playing Iranian music in San Diego since 1984. Their goals, in addition to friendship and fun, include learning the musical tradition, fostering creativity, and crossing cultural bridges. The Dornob Collective was recently nominated in the category of Best World Music for the San Diego Music Awards 2018.
A sampling of their music may be found on cdbaby.
Mahmood Shamshiri: ney, voice
Mahmood Shamshiri is a singer, keyboardist, and ney (end-blown flute) player. He has recorded two albums of Persian pop music under his own name and two Persian classical and folk music albums with Dornob. Mahmood’s area of specialty is Bandari music of his native Khuzestan (southwestern Iran). The Dornob Collective’s “Los Bandaritos” project is an attempt to preserve, and update, some of this popular and rhythmic Afro-Arab-influenced music of the Persian Gulf region.
Farhad Bahrami: tar, guitar
Iranian-American musician Farhad Bahrami arrived in San Diego in the late 1970s and studied music composition at SDSU, graduating in 1984. Since then he has continued arranging, performing, and teaching in San Diego. In the 1990s he was fortunate to study Persian tar (long-necked, plucked instrument) with the great Ostad Lotfi and the vocal radif (repertoire) with Ostad Omoumi. Farhad is Dornob’s musical director.
Here is an interesting interview with Farhad in SD City Beat.
Dara Bamoradi: qanun, tombak, guitar
Dara graduated from the National Conservatory of Music in Tehran. There he studied the theory and history of Persian classical music specializing on the qanun zither. He studied qanun with master Ms. Maliheh Saeidy, tombak with Mohammad Molaei and master Esmaeily, and guitar with Firouz Veysanlou. Since moving to San Diego he has collaborated with Dornob Collective playing numerous concerts and appearing on 3 albums.
We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Because of the intimate and informal nature of the space, seating is limited to 35 guests. A small number of tickets will be sold at the door.
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Read more about the Dornob Collective.