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Lecture-Concert Series: Persian Traditional Music Ensemble

02/26/2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM



A rare, extraordinary event that may be one of our series’ finest moments! Yes! It will be that good! Several of the world’s finest Persian musicians gather in beautiful Riceland Hall for what will be an unforgettable concert of music. Despite the intrusion of many cultures on Persia, Persian traditional music has largely avoided outside influence for thousands of years. It represents Persia’s history, the compelling expressions of a culture, and the collective resolve of a people to cling to a defining truth. The music relies on improvisation with the use of colorful modes, and over 200 short melodic movements called gusheh. The ensemble consists of Sirvan Manhoubi (oud), Faraz Minoee (santour), Farzin Dehghan (kamanche), Golnaz Khazei (Daf) and Alireza Shahmohammadi (voice). Not to be missed!

With generous funding support from The A-State Diversity Program, The A-State Multicultural Center, The College of Liberal Arts and Communication, the Department of Music, the A-State SCI Chapter, the A-State Music Outreach Program, and KASU.