| Concessions £11.00
| Students £5.00
Kayhan Kalhor kamancheh
Ali Bahrami Fard bass santour
A virtuoso of the Persian spiked fiddle, known as kamancheh, Kayhan Kalhor is a three-time Grammy nominee and widely considered to be the greatest living ambassador of Iranian music. Born into an Iranian Kurdish family, he has performed internationally as a founding member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble and given solo recitals at Carnegie Hall.
Living back in Tehran after years in the West, Kalhor returns, bearing the shah kaman, a new, custom-built kamancheh constructed with sympathetic strings. He joins forces with Ali Bahrami Fard, a master of the rarely heard bass santour (a hammered dulcimer with 96 strings). They perform music from 2012's World Village release 'I Will Not Stand Alone' – a stark and haunting meditation that finds glimmers of hope in dark times.
This concert is in collaboration with the Songlines Encounters Festival