Keyhan Kalhor Live in Concert: Iran, Songs of Hope
Iran’s master musician/composer Kayhan Kalhor has been instrumental in popularizing Persian music in the West through his solo concerts and work with Masters of Persian Music, Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project, the Ghazal Ensemble, and Brooklyn Rider. In this program, he performs new improvisations for kamancheh (spike fiddle) and setar, a long-necked fretted lute that he will play solo in New York for the first time. His powerful and soulful songs, which are inspired by the current situation in Iran and the Green Wave democracy movement, are dedicated to the people of Iran. Accompaniment by Behrouz Jamali on tombak (drum).
“breakneck virtuosity…riveting” New York Times