01 Nowruz & Kurdish Folksongs
02 Dastgah Crgah A)Salam
Sharam Nazeri & Ensemble Alizadeh
33 Iran / Kurdistan
The stunning performance presented by vocal virtuoso Sharam Nazeri for the New Year festival of "Nowruz" is widely acknowledged by connoisseurs as his finest recording. Even as a young man, he was called to meetings of the Sufi brotherhood to recite the texts of the great Sufi poets. The extraordinary beauty of his voice and the vibrant warmth of his song never fail to enchant his audience. Nazeri is one of the great masters of classical song, who also likes to perform folk songs of Kurdistan or weave elements of Kurdistani music into classical Persian compositions. Together with Nazeri, an ensemble of eight outstanding musicians took the stage at the Gürzenich concert venue in Cologne to play to a capacity audience. Headed by the virtuoso tar lute player Hossein Alizadeh, they celebrated a truly fantastic sound on stringed instruments, flutes and drums, creating an electrifying atmosphere.