Robert Browning Associates and Lotus Music & Dance present
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8:00pm
ROHAB ENSEMBLE with vocalist SEPIDEH RAISSADAT
Persian Classical Music
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
The Rohab Ensemble brings together three acclaimed maestros from the celebrated Dastan Ensemble - Hossein Behroozinia (barbat - lute), Said Farajpoori (kamancheh – spike fiddle) and Behnam Samani (tombak – goblet drum) – together with Hamid Behrouzinia(tar – lute). They are joined by the entrancing vocalist Sepideh Raissadat, who started her training with Parisa and in 1999 became the first female vocalist to have a solo public performance in Iran after the 1979 revolution. Their repertoire of classical Iranian music features romantic, melancholic, and joyous pieces whose lyrics include works from the vast treasury of classical Persian poetry.
“spectacular musicianship” – LA Times
Made possible in part with public funding provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts.