Middle Eastern Masters

Ali Akbar Moradi, the acknowledged master of the Kurdish lute, or tanbur, performs in the WNYC studio on this edition of New Sounds. Moradi, a student of tanbur since he was 7 years old, has toured the world many times over and now teaches in Kermanshah and in Tehran. Also, hear music by sitarist Shujaat Khan based on the folk traditions of India, and his collaborative work with Iranian fiddler Kayhan Kalhor in the group Ghazal. And much more.

PROGRAM #2354, with Ali Akbar Moradi, live (First aired 12/13/04)





Kayhan Kalhor & Ali Akbar Moradi

In The Mirror Of The Sky

Sar Aghaz, excerpt [1:30]

World Village #468030** www.worldvillage-

Ghazal (Kayhan Kalhor & Shujaat Khan)

Moon Rise Over the Silk Road

Pari Mahal [8:00]

Shanachie #66024** www.shanachie.com *

Ali Akbar Moradi & Kourosh Moradi


Makam-e-Kalam: Bawa Na Osi [3:30]
Makam-e-Majlisi: Kgaribi [4:30]
Makam-e-Majazi: Hanamari /Sama/Charga [5:30]

Recordings by Moradi are available online at www.7/8.com

Kayhan Kalhor & Ali Akbar Moradi

In The Mirror Of The Sky

Majnooni-Bedaah-e bar Assas-e-Naghmeh [5:00]

See above.

Shujaat Husain Khan

Hawa Hawa

Mitti da Bawa [9:00]

World Village #468022** www.worldvillagemusic.com*

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