Festival Accès Asie invites you to the Golestan concert, an exciting encounter between the two ancient musical traditions of India and Iran. Meaning ‘garden of flowers’ in Persian, this show will feature Regard Persan trio and the great sarod player, Aditya Verma.
With the intention of combining two cultures that have influenced each other a great deal over the centuries, the musicians from Regard Persan trio, who specialize in classical and regional Persian music, were inspired to invite sarod virtuoso Aditya Verma to share the stage with them. Indian and Iranian instruments will mingle during this show to delight the audience. The tanbur, the preferred instrument of Kurdish dervishes, will be played by Pooria Pournazeri, the heir of a great family of musicians. Innovative musician Saeed Kamjoo will be on the gheychak, a string instrument used by the Qalandars of Baluchistan, while the rhythmic colours of the show will be played by percussionist Ziya Tabassian. Indian virtuoso Aditya Verma will be on the sarod, an instrument from classical Indian music that was inspired by the Afghan rubab.
For a magical moment, four virtuoso musicians will come together to once again strengthen the ties between these two great ancient cultures. A unique and exceptional event that is not to be missed!
Founded by three Canadian Iranian musicians living in Montreal, Regard Persan Trio is an innovative concept where each member explores the sounds of Persian music with original compositions. Between tradition and modernity, the music of Pooria Pournazeri (tanbur and composition), Saeed Kamjoo (gheychak and composition) and Ziya Tabassian (perscussion) innovates to create contemporary music that lifts the audience outside of time to travel with the music.
Aditya Verma is a Montreal based sarod player. Throughout the years, he won public recognition among audiences in North America, Europe and India as a passionate and virtuoso performer. A disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Aashish Khan and Late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, masters of classical Hindustani music, Verma has collaborated with several artists from different traditions across the world. He also composes music for films and he has recorded several albums. He is very involved in the propagation of Indian music.
Trio Regard Persan