AUIS will be hosting a 2-day musical event to celebrate and learn more about traditional Kurdish musical instruments with internationally acclaimed Kurdish musicians on April 6-7, 2016.
The workshop will be focusing on specific Kurdish music instruments like Daf, Dohol, Balaban, Mey, Zorna, Tambur, Kamancheh.
Hajar Zahawy, Sohrab Pournazeri and Ertan Takin, from the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Iran and Turkey respectively, will conduct a workshop on how each instrument is played, focusing on important techniques and specific music repertoire related to the use of the instrument in different parts of Kurdistan.
Hajar Zahway is an internationally known percussionist. Zahawy, born in Khaniqin in 1980, moved to London in 1990 where he became a self-taught master of the Daf. He began his professional career as a daf player in 1996, at the young age of 16 in Belgium's MED TV studio, where musicians from all over Kurdistan gathered. He was a member of Nishtiman, a seven member group of musicians who preformed at the Bimhuis at the Holland Festival in 2013. He led the artistic direction of the group with the aim to promote diversity and transcend geographical borders in Kurdish music and raise awareness about its tradition.
Ertan Tekin is a masterful musician of woodwind instruments, most especially of the Zorna, Balban, and the Duduck, traditional instruments in Kurdish music. He has participated in hundreds of musical projects. He was a member of the Nishtiman ensemble.
Sohrab Pournazeri is a musician, virtuoso and composer. He was born in 1982 in Kermanshah and has a musical upbringing. His father was a well-known musician and he began studying the Tanbour and Daf at an early age, and later the Tar and Setar before finding his true calling by taking up the Kamancheh. His style is rooted in both Persian classical music as well as folk and the sacred musical culture of Ahl-e Haqq in Kermanshah. He is an incredible vituoso soloist and was also a member of Nishtiman.
The audience will have a chance at the end of the workshop for further discussion and a Q&A session with the artists.
Open to AUIS community only.
Music Concert : Art of Improvisation in Kurdish Music
April 7th, 5:30 PM
A concert of virtuosic performance performed by 3 internationally accomplished Kurdish musicians Ertan Takin, from the Kurdistan region of Turkey, Hajar Zahawy, from the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and Sohrab pournazeri from the Kurdistan region of Iran.
The concert is open to the AUIS community, and by invitation for guests only.
The registration is now closed for students' guests. All AUIS students are welcome to attend without registering but they CANNOT bring any guests that have not already been registered.