THE MASTERS FIDDLE
The Masters of Persian Music consist of four of Irans most acclaimed musicians: Mohammad Reza Shajarian on vocals, Homayoun Shajarian on tombak (percussion), Hossein Alizadeh on tar (lute), and, perhaps most famously, Kayhan Kalhor on kamancheh (spike fiddle). Now, Tehrans Kalhor—a veteran of Yo Yo Mas Silk Road Project and two-time Grammy nominee—returns to the States alone and bring a new treat: the setar, a fretted, long-necked, four-string lute he has never before played in New York. Kalhors nimble, sundry compositions have lately reflected upon the Green Wave democracy movement in Iran; on the setar, he should reach new articulacy.
Sat., Oct. 3, 8 p.m., 2009
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