Asian studies in Lithuania

“Gian Trio” and Rahele Barzegari (Iran)

Date and time: 2018-10-21 18:00 - 2018-10-21 20:00

Location: Kauno kultūros centras, Kęstučio g. 1, Kaunas

Persian classical music is one of the oldest and most remarkable Eastern music customs – its source even reaches the era of ancient civilizations. Among the most popular Persian instruments – tare (five-legged long-necked lutes), setar (four-legged lutes), daf (large narrow-frame drum with metal chainsaws), tambourine (a stringed instrument with three or more strings), ney (a flute instrument belonging to the flute family), which are presented by magical sounds of the Gian Trio and Rahele Barzegari (Raha) – Persian, Kurdish, Sufi traditional music performers.

A woman performing a solo party in Iran is rarity – since the Iranian Revolution, female soloists are allowed to appear only to female audience, and for men women can only sing together in choir. Such prohibitions came into force from conservative clergy, saying that women’s voices could cause amorous feelings.

Iranian music has always been a spiritual tool, strongly linked to religion. The mystics of the Sufism in the music sees holy art and uses it as a source of spiritual perfection, which gives a huge amount of incomparable benefit. We invite you to be open these Persian, Kurdish, Sufi musicians and destroy all the walls, all the constraints between times, countries, people and hearts with Gian Trio and Rahele Barzegari.

Rahele Barzegari (Raho): vocal
Ustad Mohammad Zolnouri: tare and tambourine
Dariush Rasouli: ney (Persian flute)
Hamidreza Ojaghi: daf

Tickets are available here.
Tickets will also be available at the Kaunas Cultural Center before the event.
Ticket price 10 eur.

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Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU