In Search of Music from the Qajar Dynasty

Saeed Farajpouri, Amir Koushkani + Hamin Honari

Early Music Vancouver

In Search of Music from the Qajar Dynasty

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Wed Oct 14 2020 7:30pm
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A digital production available online only, presented by Early Music Vancouver

 

Saeed Farajpouri is among the greatest performers of the Iranian Kamanche (Spike Fiddle). For this performance he is joined by Dr. Amir Koushkani, who is a researcher and master performer of the Iranian Tar (Long-necked lute) along with Hamin Honari on the Tombak (Goblet drum). These musicians come together to present Iranian music in a manner that is faithful to the style of music which would have been presented during the Qajar Dynasty of Iran (1789-1920).

Saeed Farajpouri, kamancheh; Amir Koushkani, tar; Hamin Honari, tombak

 

Presented in partnership with the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts through the support of the Chan Endowment Fund at the University of British Columbia.

 

PROGRAM

Reza Mahjubi
Pishdaramad¹ in the Mode of Dashti

Jalil Shahnaz
Chahar Mezrab² (Instrumental) in the Mode of Dashti

Tar and Kamanche Improvisation

Sheida
Tasnif³ Ghadimi (Old Song)

Tar and Kamanche Improvisation in the Mode of Isfahan

Jalil Shahnaz
Chahar Mezrab (Instrumental) in the Mode of Isfahan

Tar and Kamanche Improvisation in the Mode of Isfahan 2

Ali Akbar Khan Shahnazi
Tasnif in the mode of Isfahan

Darvish Khan
Reng⁴ in the mode Isfahan

¹Pishdaramad – a slow rhythmic piece that acts as a kind of overture to a concert
²Chahar Mezrab – A fast instrumental piece (Usually in 6/8 time signature)
³Tasnif – A rhythmic song performed with a singer usually based on poetry from a classic poet such as Hafez or Rumi
⁴Reng – A light rhythmic piece which is usually performed at the end of a concert

 

This event will be made available online from Oct 14 at 7:30pm. Access to online concerts in Early Music Vancouver’s Digital Concert Hall Series are made available FREE of charge, but donations to EMV are greatly appreciated.

 

 

Donate to EMV
Wed Oct 14 2020 7:30pm
Online

Access to this concert is FREE, but donations to EMV are greatly appreciated

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