Iranian ensemble to celebrate Noruz in Tajikistan

March 15, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- Iranian Sepid-o-Siah music ensemble will be giving performances in Tajikistan during the Noruz holiday.

The ensemble is scheduled to give two performances in Dushanbe and one in Khujand, the ensemble director Peyman Miraqasi told the Persian Service of Fars News Agency on Monday.
The ensemble plans to perform several Iranian regional and traditional compositions as well as some pieces composed by the members, he added.
“Several workshops are also arranged to be held during our stay. The workshops led by member Sorena Sefati will focus on Iranian traditional instruments and Iranian dastgahi music,” he said.
Dastgah in Iranian music is a set of notes, their features, and an associated group of traditional melodies that constitute the basis for an improvisational performance.
Miraqasi also said that that they have plans to hold joint concerts with top Tajik musicians, adding, “We have held talks with the musician and singer Davlatmand Kholov and are determined to hold joint concerts in Iran and Tajikistan during the coming months.”
Mahshid Kheireddin, Kurosh Danaii, Maryam Rezaii, Maryam Khodabakhsh, Ashkan Kamangari, and Nayan Sahihi are members of the ensemble.
Photo: The Sepid-o-Siah ensemble in an undated photo