Dawâr Trio Chemirani
- 3To Bandégui02:27
- 5Kam Kam04:35
- 8Dar e Omid07:18
- 9Yâdé Saman02:31
- 11Haft Rang06:35
- 13Reng e Kyân02:08
- 14Reng e Elijah05:09
- 15Raqsé Dastan part 102:27
- 16Bâ namak part 203:21
- 17Rodâdad Kodjâst part 302:24
Info for Dawâr
"Nearly 40 years ago, Djamchid Chemirani made his first recording for harmonia mundi (reissued this month). Since then, his career has blossomed, and he performs now with his sons Keyvan and Bijan at his side. Both separately and together, each has explored various universes of sound and honed their craft as musicians. But Trio Chemirani has constantly returned to the shared magnum opus: the elaboration of a universal rhythmic language. Dawâr fuses the spirituality, diverse cultural experiences and historical sensitivity of these three great artists."
Djamchid Chemirani, zarb, voice
Keyvan Chemirani, zarb, daf, santur
Bijan Chemirani, zarb, daf, saz
The classical Persian drum, the Zarb, originated in northern Iran, before travelling across Africa and Asia where it became popular with musicians from Turkey, Eastern Europe and North Africa.
One of the Middle East's major instruments of percussion, it is also considered a melodic instrument, since it's played the fingers rather than the palm of the hand.
With as many notes as a piano, the combinations between melody and rhythm are limitless.
Djamchid Chemirani learnt to play in Iran with the great zarb master, Hossein Teherani, whose revolutionary work changed the zarb from an accompaniment to a solo instrument.
Recognised himself as a master of the classical school, Djamchid Chemirani was also seen as a modernist, open to new ideas and styles. When he decided to leave Iran and move to France, he was already one of the only two living zarb masters in the world.
Not only a great musician but also a devoted teacher, Djamchid''s most promising and inspiring pupils were none other than his two sons, Keyvan and Bijan. This new generation would broaden their scope to include other Middle-Eastern frame drums such as the Daf, Bandir and Udu.