It takes two...

Sohrab PourNazeri
Nocturnal Gypsy Wind



01 - Shabgard
02 - Kooliye Baad
03 - Saharkhani
04 - Rakhse Baad

Sohrab PourNazeri: Tanbour
Roubik Aroutzian: Duduk




 'Gypsy Wind's Nightwatch', ... by internationally acclaimed Iranian musician Sohrab Pournazeri was released ...

It was recorded in 2010 in Los Angeles, the US, Musicema reported.

The album features 'tanbur' player, Pournazeri, in duet with accomplished Armenian duduk player Roubik Aroutzian.

Pournazeri was born in 1983 in Kermanshah. His father, Keykhosro Pournazeri was a well-known musician who played 'tanbur' and tar. Keykhosro was the founder of the first ensemble of 'tanbur'. He introduced this instrument to the urban musical culture of Iran. His ensemble also introduced several musicians who later became noted artists of Persian music.

Sohrab began studying 'tanbur' and 'daf' from a very early age and later went on to 'tar' and 'setar' before finding his true interest by taking up 'kamancheh'.

His first choice was the folk instrument 'tanbur' due to his orientation, but he added 'kamancheh' to improve his career as Iranian classical musician. At the age of 15, he teamed up with 'Shamss' ensemble in performing before audiences.

Sohrab learned 'tanbur' from his father, Keykhosro, 'kamancheh' from Ardeshir Kamkar, vocalization from Hamid Reza Nourbakhsh.
Sohrab Pournazeri, virtuoso of the tanbour and the kamancheh, is a phenomenon in modern Iranian music. He is a singer and instrumentalist whose music has transcended the borders of Iran, fusing with cultures and artists as far and wide as China and the United States. His talent and courage have been acknowledged as extraordinary by no less than Mohammad Reza Shajarian, the great master of Iranian music.

Sohrab was born in 1982 to the musical Pournazeri family. His father Kaykhosro Pournazeri is one of Iran’s most influential musicians and musicologists, and his brother Tahmoures has sparked a new movement in Iranian music through his performances and compositions.

Music was Sohrab’s mother tongue; he learned it as other children learn to speak. At age 2 he would play his father’s tanbour (whose body was larger than his) and sing the poetry of Rumi and Hafez. At age 13 he was introduced to the stage as part of the Shams Ensemble, and today he is one of the core members of the group. Also at age 13, Sohrab began studying kamancheh with Ardeshir Kamkar, and because of his musical talent was able to begin performing as a soloist with the Shams Ensemble after just two years of study.

While following in the footsteps of his musical family, Sohrab has developed distinct and idiosyncratic instrumental, vocal and compositional techniques that have enabled him to steer the distinct Pournazeri musical form–with its emphasis on passion, emotion and inventiveness–toward new horizons.

Sohrab is well versed in the regional music of his native Iran, as well as in Western classical music, and he holds a degree in music performance. As an instrumental soloist and vocalist, Sohrab has collaborated with artists and ensembles worldwide, including Ostad Shajarian, Shujaat Hussain Khan, the Beyond Borders Project and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.

Does anyone have any info about Roubik Aroutzian?!



Anonymous said...

hi there
been reading your blog a few months now and it's full of surprises and wonderful gems. I'm particularly crazy about string instruments and your blog is loaded with marvelous sounds. I'm truly grateful.

*this particular link is pointing to the previous file and not the actual Sohrab PourNazeri file.


Miguel said...

I keep making this mistake just to get a nice comment...

...no, but should be OK now :-)


Anonymous said...

Thanks! Keep up the great work!

MarviniusMartinium said...


MarviniusMartinium said...

i would love to know where u get these Perdian cds....you can answer privately

Miguel said...

well there are still some record shops left on this planet... otherwise there is a lot in the www to dl for you... If you give me an pm I will send you an mail in 2 weeks, busy otherwise right now... no music : (

won't publish your pm.. ; )


gypsykat said...

Thank you for this wonderful batch of setar and tanbour posts. Lovely stuff!

Miguel said...

¡De nada!