Music > Persian Musicians > PERSIAN FOLK MUSIC WITH CELTIC INSTRUMENTS BY SHIRIN D
What do you get when you play Persian folk standards on banjo, mandolin, accordion and guitar?
A few good friends and I launched an ongoing project to resurrect old Persian melodies and add Western cheer to them only using instruments traditionally used in Celtic & Quebecois music like guitar, mandolin, banjo, accordion and even feet tapping.
I am thrilled to have my Quebecois friends involved, they bring a unique contribution that is fun and refreshing. In the songs, you will hear feet tapping ('podorythmie' as they say in French). These intricate rhythmic patterns played with feet tapping stay on-time while playing instruments. It's really hard!
Most of the songs from this project is off of one inspirational CD I found in Iran, Yeylagh by Keivan Pahlavan & Pouyan Azadeh. The entire CD is traditional Persian drums and piano. I wanted to see how it would sound like with the instruments me and my friends play all the time. So here it is. Check it out! If you care, please share!:
t song is Rashid Khan & Jane Man To Bashi.
Karami :: Shirin Delsooz & Friends
Noomzeh Soor Geriyeh & Baraye Dr. Homa Darabi :: Shirin Delsooz & Friends
*Baraye Dr. Homa Darabi is an original composition. Here is a little background about Dr. Darabi:
Banjo & Podorythmie, Accordion (feet tapping) - Maxime T.
Guitar - David S.
Mandolin - Shirin Delsooz
Sound Engineer - Seratone Studio
Artwork - Anahita T.