Even in Tehran, one can find good-quality alternative music. Here’s Comment Band, one of the better acts in town.
Lloyd Miller should be given a statue for the work he did in developing World Music and ethnic jazz. Here he is discussing working with Iranian music in a jazz context. Brilliant material.
Ghazal are an Iranian-Indian supergroup of sorts comprised of Kayhan Kalhor from Kurdish Iran on kamencheh, sitarist Shujaat Khan and tabla player Swapan Chaudhuri, who both hail from India.
Iran has a musical tradition that I find even richer than the local Arab Gulf states have, and they aren’t exactly hurting in the music department. There is precious little known to Anglophone readers of the Mah Banoo Esemble except that the composer of this particular piece is one Majid Derakshani, who is a legendary […]
A totally new name to me, but one of the most pleasant instrumental tracks I’ve heard in some time. Santur music at its finest. Worth a deep listen.