Majid Derakhshani & Andalib Ensemble: Persian & Kurdish Music

June 16, 2019 6:30 pm|Aga Khan Museum77 Wynford Dr, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1K1
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Event Category: Concerts and Performing Arts

  • Overview

    Join us for a powerful presentation of Sufi whirling and Kurdish and Persian classical music, featuring maestro Majid Derakhshani — one of Iran’s leading composers and master tar players. Presented by Rumi Canada and Andalib Music Academy, this concert pays tribute to the female artists and vocalists of Iran.

    The show’s first half explores improvisational music with Majid Derakhshani on the tar, Naghmeh Farahmand on percussion, and Aga Khan Music Award finalist Shaho Andalibi on the ney.

    The second half features the Andalib Music Academy’s Baanovan Ensemble, an all-female instrumental group, performing Kurdish and Persian music. The presentation will be accompanied by Sufi whirling dancer Farzad Attar Jafari from Rumi Canada.

    This performance is part of our 2018/19 Performing Arts season, The Other Side of Fear, featuring acclaimed artists who have transcended fear through music, dance, and spoken word.

    Headline Artists
    Majid Derakhshani: Tar & Composer
    Shaho Andalibi: Ney, Kurdish vocals, and band lead
    Sara Hamidi:  Persian classical vocals

    Andalib Baanovan Ensemble
    Nazli Tahvildari: Santour
    Sanaz Nakhjavani: Qanon
    Sodabeh Badiei: Geychak
    Ava Ayoubi: Narges (Bass Tar)
    Naghmeh Farahmand: Percussion

    Rumi Canada
    Farzad Attar Jafari: Sufi whirling dancer

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