Kiannejad Kordmafi

Iranian Percussion

The event showcases the intricate characteristics of classical Iranian music, keeping in time with the present while remaining rooted in the past.

Saeid Kordmafi, one of Iran’s most talented musicians, is joined by Fariborz Kiannejad to create a journey through the history of persian music.

Thursday 6 April 2017, 7.00pm

The event showcases the intricate characteristics of classical Iranian music, preserved over time by aural traditions. It will also display the interdependencies of the music of an entire region, crossing the borders and boundaries of Iran, the Arab world, Turkey, and Central Asia. Improvisation is one of the key features of this music. Keeping in time with the present while remaining rooted in the past is a key to its survival in the modern world.

Saeid Kordmafi is one of Iran’s most talented musicians on santur (a type of dulcimer of Iranian origin), and is joined by Fariborz Kiannejad on tonbak (a Iranian drum).

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Tickets are FREE but you must register in advance.

Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, WC1H 0XG

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