04/09/2007

Ali Akbar Moradi - Fire of Passion: Kurdish Tanbur Music of Iran (1999)

«Teheran based Ali-Akbar Moradi is considered a virtuoso on the tanbur, a plucked string instrument with a pear–shaped belly fashioned from a single piece of mulberry wood. The tanbur has always been considered a sacred instrument associated with the Kurdish Sufi music of Western Iran. Moradi is accompanied by Pejman Hadadi, the finest Irnanian percussionist living in America, who plays the daf, a large frame drum covered with goat skin with rows of metal rings jangling about on the inside. He also plays the tombak, which is similar to a dumbek but made also from solid mulberry wood. Its warm tone complements the rapid strumming and plucking on the banjo-like tanbur. This recording was made during a 1999 U.S. tour and, in a word, these duets are extraordinary. Having performed together only three times previously, Moradi and Hadadi play entirely improvisational Kurdish music on this date, presenting their amazing skills as one triumphant spirit. Together they soar into wild molten riffs, and then return to earth to deppict the sad reality of a people without an independent state of their own.» (William Bloomhuff, Rhythm, May 2001, quoted in SevenEights.com, where you can find also a brief biography of Ali Akbar Moradi)

Biographie en Français: http://musique.fluctuat.net/ali-akbar-moradi.html

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8 comments:

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satyr691.blogspot.com said...

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Anonymous said...

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AmbroseBierce said...

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Evrensel said...

Where is Kurdistan?? Do you know? is there any country which called Kurdistan? Wrong Label!

avantgarterbelt said...

I don't see anywhere in the review where Radu mentions Kurdistan as a "country". IT IS, as he mentions in the blog, quoting ANOTHER REVIEWER, an autonomous "state". What a whiz-bang you are...

Anonymous said...

Where is Kurdistan??? SO Wrong Label!

a.6 said...

Thanks!!!

Any chance for FLAC?

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Kayhan Kalhor & Ali Akbar Moradi
In The Mirror Of The Sky?

a.6