News ID: 123263
Published: 0236 GMT July 25, 2015

Sohrab Pournazeri releases duet album

Sohrab Pournazeri releases duet album

'Wind's Gypsy Nightwatch', the latest album by internationally acclaimed Iranian musician Sohrab Pournazeri was released on July 25 by 'Iran Gam'.

It was recorded in 2010 in Los Angeles, the US, Musicema reported.

The album features 'tanbur' player, Pournazeri, in duet with accomplished Armenian duduk player Roubik Aroutzian.

Last year, Pournazeri released 'Hard Makeup' — a film score of a cinematic production under the same name by Hamid Nematollah.

He was born in 1983 in Kermanshah. His father, Keykhosro Pournazeri was a well-known musician who played 'tanbur' and tar. Keykhosro was the founder of the first ensemble of 'tanbur'. He introduced this instrument to the urban musical culture of Iran. His ensemble also introduced several musicians who later became noted artists of Persian music.

Sohrab began studying 'tanbur' and 'daf' from a very early age and later went on to 'tar' and 'setar' before finding his true interest by taking up 'kamancheh'.

His first choice was the folk instrument 'tanbur' due to his orientation, but he added 'kamancheh' to improve his career as Iranian classical musician. At the age of 15, he teamed up with 'Shams' ensemble in performing before audiences.

Sohrab learned 'tanbur' from his father, Keykhosro, 'kamancheh' from Ardeshir Kamkar, vocalization from Hamid Reza Nourbakhsh.

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