Navà ensemble reinterprets both the classical tradition and the folk music of Iran. Persian ‘art music’ known as radif, developed in the courts of the large cities, assimilating various ethnic strains of the Persian area. The folk music on the other hand reflects the different musical traditions that coexist as a result of the numerous ethnic groups comprising the vast Iranian puzzle (Persian, Azeri-Turk, Kurd, Armenian, Baluchi, Turkmen, Gulf Arabs, etc). Persian music has been a great influence to the Mediterranean culture especially due to the strong presence of Persian musicians at the Umayyad court of Córdoba in Islamic Spain which eventually contributed to the development of Andalusian music. The Persians introduced the lute to Córdoba which eventually became the Spanish guitar as well as passionate songs that later, mixed with Gypsy influence, evolved into the famed Spanish flamenco.
Pejman Tadayon – târ, bamtâr, setâr, oud, robab, vocals
Reza Mohsenipour – târ, bamtâr, setâr
Hamid Mohsenipour – tombak
Martina Pelosi – vocals
Paolo Modugno – daf, dayeréh, dohol
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