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Musical Performance: Hedayat Shafeei & Ensemble

Sat, March 18, 2006 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan For The Arts Presents

Saturday, March 18, 2006, 8:00 PM

Persian Classical Music, Presentation and Performance

With

Mehdi Layegh, Hedayat Shafeei, Fardin Bina

For both the casual fan, and Persian Music aficionados, this event offers a rare opportunity to get closer to the music and musicians who teach, perform, and study Persian Music.

THE PROGRAM:

Presentation (8:00 to 8:30PM) • Introduction to the System of Classical Persian Music (Radif). • Organization and Hierarchy of Radif. • 7 Dastgah and 5 Avaze of Persian Radif. Accompanied by short introductory demo of Dastgahs of Persian Music.

Concert (8:30 to 9:15)

Dastgahe Mahoor Pish Daramad Saghi Nameh Avaz Zarbi and Avaz Tasneef (Ay Khosrow Khoban) Avaz Tasneefe Rengi

Intermission (9:15 to 9:30) Improvisations in Avaze Afshari (9:30 to 10:15)

More about the Music

The Performers:

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.

Fardin Bina: Tombak and Daf Fardin Bina has been studying Tombak since he was 8 years old. In Iran Fardin studied Tombak under Jamsheed Mohebi in the Center for Preservation and Cultivation of Persian Classical music. In Unites States Fardin studied tombak, advanced classical rhythms, theory, and history of Persian Music under Maestro Mohamad Reza Lotfi for eight years. Fardin has accompanied Maestro Lotfi in many of his concerts in North America.

Mehdi, Hedayat, and Fardin have been collaborating and performing Persian music together for the past eight years.

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