Persian Melodies: The Traditional Music Of Iran (Free Concert at UP Asian Center)

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a free concert, Persian Melodies: The Traditional Music of Iran on 7 February 2017, 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, UP Asian Center. The concert is open to the public, but seating is first-come, first-served.

Persian Melodies: The Traditional Music Of Iran at UP Asian Center

About the Concert

The concert will feature performances of traditional Iranian music, which is generally performed by small groups that typically consist of a vocalist and (an) instrumentalist(s) for the rhythm and melody.

“We are happy to bring the venerable musical culture of Iran to UP,” says Dr. Henelito Sevilla of the UP Asian Center, who obtained his Ph.D. in International Relations at the University of Tehran. “This is a rare opportunity to discover a rich musical tradition from the Western side of Asia. The concert offers a great educational and cultural experience, helping Filipinos, especially musicians and music lovers, recognize the similarities and differences between Iranian and Philippine musical traditions.”

The vocalist of the group, Chavous, will sing traditional Persian melodies accompanied by several native instruments such as tar, setar, nay, dulcimer, and daf. Chavous is a five-member musical group led by Reza Gholamhosseinpour. The members include Sajjad Dabestan Pour, vocals and dulcimer; Morteza Ghanbar Nasab Behbahani, flute; Abdolhamid Sarvarizadeh, setar and tombak; and Hamed Zamanian.

About the Organizer

This free concert is organized by the UP Asian Center, The Cultural Center, Islamic Republic of Iran, and the Philippine-Iran Cultural and Scientific Society (PICCS). Sign up today and be part of this event! For inquiries, email asiancenter@up.edu.ph.

This post originally appeared on the UP Asian Center website. Minor revisions were made.

Janis

I’m a person of simple tastes and wants. All I’ve ever wanted since I was 12 was to have my own room where I can display my notebook collection. When I was 16, I was content to stay in bed and write in my journal. At 22, I thought I needed nothing more than classical music and a bowl of spaghetti.

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