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Golfam Khayam & Mona Matbou Riahi - Narrante (2016)

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Golfam Khayam & Mona Matbou Riahi - Narrante (2016)

Golfam Khayam & Mona Matbou Riahi - Narrante (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 190 Mb | Scans ~ 57 Mb | Time: 00:56:14
Contemporary Jazz, Persian | Label: ECM | # ECM 2475, 4779440

Narrante is the highly attractive ECM debut album of Golfam Khayam and Mona Matbou Riahi, otherwise known as the Naqsh Duo. The guitarist and clarinetist, both born in Teheran, have pursued further musical adventures outside Iran while remaining fascinated and strongly influenced by their homelands rich and diverse traditions. In the process they have arrived at a synthesis of their own, finding points of contact between aspects of Persian tradition and contemporary music. The forms, modes, drones and rhythms of Persian music as well its call for improvisation are redeployed, to new creative ends, in their fresh and vital work.

Mahsa Vahdat & Mighty Sam McClain - Scent Of Reunion: Love Duets Across Civilizations (2010)

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Mahsa Vahdat & Mighty Sam McClain - Scent Of Reunion: Love Duets Across Civilizations (2010)

Mahsa Vahdat & Mighty Sam McClain - Scent Of Reunion: Love Duets Across Civilizations (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans ~ 88 Mb
Label: Valley Entertainment | # 2-VLT-15227 | Time: 00:55:11
World, Ethnic Fusion, Soul, Soul-Blues, Persian

A mighty American soul master, Mighty Sam McClain, and a lioness of Persian music, Mahsa Vahdat, meet a Norwegian human rights activist / producer, and sing a song of freedom.

Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat - Songs From A Persian Garden (2008)

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Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat - Songs From A Persian Garden (2008)

Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat - Songs From A Persian Garden (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans ~ 88 Mb
Ethnic, World Fusion, Persian | Label: Valley Entertainment | # 2-VLT-15217 | 00:59:04

This (mostly) live album from a pair of Iranian sisters is an absolute melodic feast. Sampling the range of music – from the classical modes of "Saghi Nameh" to the opening lush Kurdish theme of "Mina" – is a joy, and nowhere more than on "Dorna," where their voices shine, largely unaccompanied, on a more contemporary piece that manages to sound timeless. There are some fascinating little diversions, as when the lullaby "Gole Laleh" morphs into the spiritual "She's Got the Whole World in Her Hands" (note the gender change!) sung softly by guitarist Knut Reiersrud, who also brings a lot to this CD instrumentally. Apart from the lovingly sinuous voices, what impresses most is the rich, loving variety of sensual and exotic melodies filling the disc. It's close to a sensory overload – but stops short, just at the perfect point.