Alternate Title Music of Persia
Premiere US Premiere
Country of Origin Iran
Description Last Year's Next Wave Festival introduced packed audiences to the great Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and the hypnotic, soaring vocals of Qawwali music. Now the 1990 Festival premieres the richly textured music of Persia as performed by the six leading exponents of this deeply moving and intoxicating art form. The world's leading singer of classical Persian music, Chahram Nazeri is joined by Asqar Bahari, Jalil Shahnaz, Faramarz Payvar, Mohammad Musavi and Masoudi performing on such traditional instruments as the kamantche, tar, santur, ney, and zarb.