(Mohammad Reza Shajarian: critically acclaimed Persian classical singer, composer and Ostad of Persian music)
I particularly like the CD Night/Silence/Desert, which I guess packages this music for westerners (apparently, successfully). Also have something on cassette I like that I picked up at a Persian restaurant, not knowing anything about Shajarian, but I forget the title,
“Cassette”?! Wow – haven’t seen one of these in yonkers.
I don’t know the CD that you cite, but it sounds positively beautiful. I will look for samples of it on you tube.
I found the performance in the video – well, the playing by all musicians is truly phenomenal, absolutely – but the composition is unique and extraordinary too – it kinda jazzed-out and rocked-out and ambiented-out and Persianed-out, and souled-out all in very beautiful and surprising ways. I discovered this video today and thought to share it.
I have to confess I haven’t listened to your video yet! I have to be in the right mood for this sort of music. It’s more of an evening or at least afternoon thing for me (and I have been listening to less music than usual, recently).
You can stream the album I mentioned on youtube, albeit probably with completely incongruous advertisements:
Also, check out this fascinating Iranian label, which puts out a lot of fairly modern things:
I ordered one CD (do you still remember CDs?) a while back from them and they said it might have to come through the UAE or something like that, but one day I received it and it had a return address in Tehran, I think, all beautifully written. I was so excited to get a package from Iran.
Wow that a super cool Iran CD story. Thank you for sharing.
I did a bad link again! The second was meant to be:
“Moscow and Tehran have reached an agreement over delivery of the S-300 long range surface-to-air missile systems. It’s a done deal, with some technical issues only left to be clarified, deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov told RIA Novosti.”
Finally. I’m no military expert, but there’s seems to be widespread agreement that this would make an attack on Iran prohibitively difficult.
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