The extensive notes with musical transcriptions, bibliography and discography are in English and Arabic. Looking for More Information? The world-music panel at the January Association of Performing Arts Presenters APAP conference in New York attracted a striking mix of people, among them a young Iraqi exile who related the difficulties he confronts in seeking to study Iraqi classical music with elderly tradition bearers, and spoke passionately to the audience about the music’s tenuous future in his homeland and abroad. The music represents a continuum that extends from North Africa into the Levant and eastward into Central Asia. Thanks for your support of RootsWorld.
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Persian and Armenian Songs World Village The last century has visited more than its share of tragedy and suffering upon Armenia, Iraq and Iran, and it would be easy to romanticize the musical heritage of the region. He lived for a decade in Syria and Jordan before gaining asylum in the United States in ; Alhaj now resides in Albuquerque.
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The repertoire consists of nine extended taqsim “improvised” maqamat in pan-Iraqi style. The world-music panel at the January Association of Performing Arts Presenters APAP conference in New York attracted a striking mix of people, among them a young Iraqi exile who related the difficulties he hossein alizadeh endless vision in seeking to study Iraqi classical music with elderly tradition bearers, and spoke passionately to the audience about the music’s tenuous future in his homeland and abroad.
Consider the work of another Iraqi exile, Rahim Alhajwho studied oud hossein alizadeh endless vision Baghdad with Salim Abdul Kareem and Munir Bashirthe latter widely regarded as the most important oud player of the contemporary era, as a master of Iraqi maqam roughly, “mode”. Their live outdoor performance at Tehran’s Niavaran Palace was accompanied by a trio of singers in Armenian, Azeri and PersianArmen Ghazaryan dudukVazgen Markaryan endlesz dudukand the Hamavayan Ensemble vocals, oud, shurangiz, percussion.
Endless Vision unites Armenian virtuoso Djivan Gasparyan on duduk alizwdeh eight-holed, double-reed flute made of apricot wood, derived from the regional shepherd’s flute and Iranian master Hossein Alizadeh on tar and shurangiz new Iranian lute.
Rahim AlHaj / Hossein Alizadeh & Djivan Gasparyan – a RootsWorld review
By contrast, as Gandhi observed when asked his opinion of Western civilization, “It would be an excellent idea. His concerns are certainly borne out by recent history in Iraq, although the future of Iraqi music may not be quite as bleak as he seemed to suggest.
The extensive notes with musical transcriptions, bibliography and discography are in English and Arabic. In Iraq, “maqam” refers to a sense of melodic movement and structure; to a specifically Iraqi vocal tradition; and to the concept of a spiritual station.
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Thanks for your support of RootsWorld. The music represents a continuum that extends from North Africa into the Levant and eastward into Central Asia.
Alizadeh began his career in the late s after studying Persian classical music at the University of Teheran’s School of Music; he conducts the Iranian National Orchestra of Radio and Television, and enjoys an international reputation as a soloist and composer at home and abroad. Reflecting upon this remarkable performance ought to call into question the wisdom of perpetrating hossein alizadeh endless vision Iran the militarist folly and human sacrifice that already haunt Armenian and Iraqi history.
Djivan Gasparyan And Hossein Alizadeh:Endless Vision (2014)
Contribute in any amount and get our weekly e-newsletter. This meld of Persian and Armenian songs unfolds slowly and dramatically; the musicians and singers give one another plenty of room to explore the delicate nuances of these complementary and evocative musical traditions, whose microtonal character is accented by the plaintive duduk and the extraordinary overtone singing of Hourshid Biabani, Afsaneh Rasaei and Ali Samadpour.
Looking for More Hossein alizadeh endless vision Born in the Soviet Republic of Armenia and trained at the Komitas Conservatory of Yerevan, Gasparyan is responsible for elevating vksion duduk to classical status in Armenian traditional music.