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Mehrdad Lajevardi
Arash Farhangfar
Spring of Kindness 


01. Daramad Afshari - 3:45
02. Bahar - 3:09
03. Gharai - 6:24
04. Chaharmezrab - 3:52
05. Forood - 3:08
06. Reng e Afshari - 4:19
07. Daramad Rast Panjgah - 1:59
08. Naghmeh - 5:00
09. Raha - 3:20
10. Hejaz - 6:56
11. Mehr - 4:34

Mehrdad Lajevardi - Setar
Arash Farhangfar - Tonbak




Mehrdad Lajevardi was born in 1978
in Tehran.

from the booklet:

One of Setar's specialities, since old days till present, is its potential to comply the expectation of its own audience and of the one who plays it. Various tunes of sound and the sufficiency of being played with different techniques bring novelty and grace to both players and listeners with various tastes and desires, this is, one might say, why Setar's of different players have not much in common; a quality which is not found in every musical instrument.

The tranquillity, delicacy and peace which lie in the sound of the Setar quench the needs of the contemporary human in this high tension style of life nowadays.



Walk like a Bakhtiari ...

Ali Hafezi
Ney Nal

 01. Rags-e-Dastmal - 5:35
02. Balal - 5:34
03. Maqam Bargardoon - 1:20
04. Pa Goshun Natay - 3:45
05. Yar Yar - 6:11
06. Choob Bazi - 3:29
07. Abolghasem Khan - 3:09
08. Dovalali - 4:07

Ali Hafezi - ney



Ali Hafezi, a Bakhtiyari ney player who uses the teeth style of playing the ney.

He has been playing with Masoud Bakhtyari (Bahman Alaeedin). 
Now he only plays Bakhtiyari music.
The ney is the most common instrument in traditional societies. It is a very ancient instrument which has been played for several thousands of years. Due to the existence of various ethnicities in Iran, there are more than 30 kinds of ney in Iran with their own specific characteristic. Most regional neys are played by lip. The player puts his lip on the edge of the ney and blows into the pipe. But, in the urban style of playing the ney, the instrument is hold between the teeth of the player. Since the old times, the ney-e labi has been played by shepherds and because of this it is sometimes called the shepherd ney. Sometimes, the ney player inserts his voice into the pipe as well; therefore the ney produces a kind of mixed sound. The ney-e labi is played almost in all parts of Iran. In the recent years, some of the folk musicians have tried to use the urban musical techniques to present a new musical utterance for their old traditions. For example, a new kind of the ney playing style has emerged among the Bakhtiyari ethnicity which is influenced by the urban techniques of playing of the ney, which keeps the ney between the teeth. As a result, the new produced sound has both the folk and Persian urban music flavors. 



Freedom's just another word ...

Tali'eh Kamran
Yadgar-e Habib


01.Dastgah-e Homayoun — Talieh Kamran, Hoseyn Tehrani - 9:20
02.Zarbi-Khani In Bayat-e Esfahan, Dashti & Shushtari — Talieh Kamran, Hoseyn Tehrani - 9:41
03.Avaz-e Abou'ata — Talieh Kamran - 10:36
04.Zarbi-e Abou'ata — Talieh Kamran - 2:34
05.Chaharmezrab-e Dashti — Talieh Kamran - 2:37
06.Avaz-e Dashti — Talieh Kamran - 1:38
07.Dastgah-e Segah — Talieh Kamran - 8:48
08.Dastgah-e Homayoun — Talieh Kamran - 9:36


 Talieh Kamran (1930-2017), prominent Iranian female artist, poet and one of the first academic female musicians.
 Talieh Kamran & Maestro Hoseyn Tehrani
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