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Musical Performance: Persian Classical Music

Sat, December 8, 2007 9:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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House opens at 8:30 Admission: $15 ($10 for students with valid ID)

A unique performance of

PERSIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC

With

Mehdi Layegh (Vocals)

Hedayat Shafei (Tar)

And Guests on Percussion

THE MUSICIANS:

Mehdi Layegh: Vocals Mehdi Layegh has been studying Persian music for over 20 years. In Iran Mehdi studied Santoor (Persian Dulcimer) with Nia Kosari for two years. After moving to the United States Mehdi studied Radife avaz, theory, and history of Persian music under Maestro Mohamad Reza Lotfi for eight years. He also studied Radife Avaz with Maestro Dariush Talai who is recognized today as one of the finest interpreters of traditional Persian music.

Hedayat Shafeei: Tar Hedayat Shafeei has been studying Persian music for over 20 years. Before moving to the United States he studied tar under Mansoor Seenaki at the Center for Preservation and Cultivation of Persian Classical Music (Markaze Hefz va Eshaeie Mosighie Sonati). In the Unites States, Hedayat studied tar, radif, theory, and history of Persian music under one of the greatest living masters of Persian music, Maestro Mohamad Reza Lotfi for eight years. He also studied tar and radif with Maestro Dariush Talai, who is recognized today as one of the finest interpreters of traditional Persian music. He is currently teaching tar and setar to students in the New York area.

Mehdi and Hedayat have been collaborating and performing Persian music together for the past nine years.

Last updated: 2007-12-03 07:50:06

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