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The Kamkars

One of the leading lights of contemporary Iranian music with a following that has already extended to Iraq and Turkey, the Kamkars perform arrangements of ancient Kurdish folk songs and works from the Persian classical tradition. The ensemble is a family of seven brothers and a sister and the instruments they play range from the lute-like oud and setar, to the santur (an Iranian form of the hammered dulcimer) and the daf (a type of frame drum). Lucy Duran introduces highlights from their concert, given as part of the Barbican's Ramadan Nights - "a celebration of the rich diversity of the world's Muslim cultures, which conincides with the Eid-al-Fitr festivities that take place at the end of Ramandan".

The Kamkars
Recorded on 27 September 2008 at the Barbican as part of Ramadan Nights.

Hawai Siamal (8:18)
Composed/arr: Arsalan Kamkar

Amina Togola Kami (5:50)
Composed/arr: Ardeshir Kamkar

Kabuki; Shilera (10:13)
Arranged: Hooshang Kamkar

Interview with Arsalan Kamkar and Saba Kamkar

Dil Shikaw (9:31)
Composed/arr: Arsalan Kamkar

Khasim Khan (8:40)
Composed/arr: Hooshang Kamkar

Khosha Hauraman (6:10)
Composed/arr: Ardeshir Kamkar

1 hour

Last on

Sat 4 Oct 2008 15:00