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Pezhham Akhavass & Shahram Gholami | The Ancient Land

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The Ancient Land

by Pezhham Akhavass & Shahram Gholami

This album is a collaboration between Oud, Tombak, and Daf. Recorded in 2005 in Iran, and it explores folk, traditional and classical Persian music.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Paradise (Pardis)
Pezhham Akhavass & Shahram Gholami
3:44 $1.50
2. Kurdish Folk Music I
Pezhham Akhavass & Shahram Gholami
4:55 $1.50
3. Oud Improvisation
Shahram Gholami
4:10 $0.99
4. Hail of Tombak
Pezhham Akhavass
2:28 $0.99
5. Kurdish Folk Music II
Pezhham Akhavass & Shahram Gholami
5:03 $1.50
6. Bakhtiari Folk Music / Balal Balal
Pezhham Akhavass & Shahram Gholami
6:45 $1.50
7. Tombak Solo
Pezhham Akhavass
4:52 $0.99
8. Daf Solo / Kurdish Folk Music III
Pezhham Akhavass & Shahram Gholami
8:00 $1.99
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Album Notes
This Album is a collaboration between Shahram Gholami on Oud and Pezhham Akhavass on Tombak, Daf, and percussion. Recorded in 2005, it explores various styles of music including folk, traditional and classical Persian music. There are both solos and duets using new innovative techniques that bring a new modern approach to Persian music.

Shahram Gholami, was born In 1974 Tehran, Iran, and began studying the Oud and traditional Persian music under the tutelage of the great Mansoor Nariman. Shahram began recording with composers such as the legendary Parviz Meshkatian and Ardeshir Kamkar. He was a member of the Iranian National Orchestra for nine years and subsequently played at various festivals such as the 2003 Sufi Music Festival, Amir Khosro, in India, with the Rumi Ensemble, and Oslo’s World Music Festival with the Sarvestan Ensemble in 2006. He collaborated from 2007 until 2008 with master singer Shahram Nazeri. In Europe, Shahram has performed with the Rumi Ensemble, Javid Afsari Rad, Peyman Yazdanian and the Xenia Ensemble, and he performed solo in Paris’ Theatre de la Ville, Abbesses in April 2009.

Pezhham Akhavass, is a percussionist and multi instrumentalist of Persian instruments Tombak and Daf. Born in 1980 to the artistic Akhavass family, Pezhham began learning music theory at the age of 5 and later graduated with a degree in music from the Sureh University in Tehran 2005 and BA in Music from San Francisco State University 2016. He began working professionally with the renowned vocalist Shahram Nazeri from 2000-2007 where he traveled the world performing in notable festivals and in prestigious venues. He has worked and recorded with master musicians including Hossein Alizadeh, Aliakbar Moradi, Saeid Farajpouri, Majid Derakhshani, and has also performed with Yo-Yo Ma. In addition to the Tombak, Pezhham has studied other percussion instruments: Daf, Indian Tabla, Kanjira and Gatam and he plays Persian stringed instruments Setar, Tanbour and Oud. His unique approach to rhythm and style of playing have made him one of the most distinguished and capable Tombak players of his generation. www.akhavass.com www.pezhham.com



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