“Iran”, Homayoun Shajarian and Sohrab Pournazeri’s latest collaboration, consists of twelve tracks. Buy now on: www.beeptunes.com
with lyrics taken from the works of ancient and contemporary Iranian poets such as Ferdowsi, Saadi, Khajeh Shamseddin Mohammad, Ishaq Anwar, Pooria Suri and Ahoora Iman.
In this album, skillful Iranian musicians collaborated with a number of foreign musicians, with some of the pieces having been recorded outside of Iran.
Sohrab Pournazeri, virtuoso of the Tanbour and the Kamancheh, is a sensational phenomenon of modern Iranian music. He is a singer and instrumentalist whose music has surpassed the borders of Iran, fusing with cultures and artists as far and wide as China and the United States. His talent and courage have been acknowledged as extraordinary by no less than Mohammad Reza Shajarian, the great master of Iranian music.
Sohrab was born in 1982 to the musical family of Pournazeris. His father Kaykhosro Pournazeri is one of Iran’s most influential musicologists, and his brother Tahmoures has engendered a new movement in Iranian music through his performances and compositions.
Music was Sohrab’s mother tongue; he learned it as other children learn to speak. At the age of two, he would play his father’s Tanboor (whose body was larger than his) and sing the poetry of Rumi and Hafez. At 13, he was introduced to the stage as part of the Shams Ensemble, and today he is considered one of the core members of the group.
Also starting at age 13, Sohrab studied the techniques of the Kamancheh with Ardeshir Kamkar, and, because of his musical talent, was able to begin playing as a soloist with the Shams Ensemble after two years.
Sohrab has followed in the footsteps of his musical family, yet has achieved distinct and idiosyncratic techniques that have rendered his method of playing into something entirely unprecedented. He also pursues vocalizing and composing with the same unique approach, and has been able to steer the distinct Pournazeri musical form (with its emphasis on passion, emotion, and inventiveness) towards new horizons.
In the summer of 2017, Sohrab performed the ‘C Project’ for the first time alongside Homayoun Shajarian in Tehran’s historical Saadabad Palace Complex, a project he created with the aim of reviving the “wisdom” and old traditions of the Shahnameh (‘The Book of Kings’) for the young generation and familiarizing the audience with the roots of ancient Iranian culture and literature. In this project, Iranian musicians work alongside actors, artists, a film crew, and lighting and sound experts in order to create a unique multifaceted experience for the audience.
Sohrab is also well versed in the regional music of his native Iran, as well as western classical music, and holds a degree in Music Performance. As a soloist and vocalist, Sohrab has collaborated with artists and ensembles worldwide – including Mr. Shajarian, Shujaat Hussain Khan, the Beyond Borders Project, and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.
Latest Interviews of Sohrab:
Crystal Simorgh Nomination for “Best Music” for his work on the film Heavy Makeup. (Crystal Simorgh is the most prestigious award given by the Fajr International Film Festival, Iran’s major annual film festival)7
Officially recognized as “one of the Top Three Tanbour Players” as well as “one of the Top Three Kamancheh Players” in all of Iran By The House of Music. (The House of Music is a distinguished independent, non-governmental, trade organization involving all Iranian musicians whose mission is to develop, promote, and spread the music of Iranians)
“Audience Choice Award” nomination at the 1st annual Musicema awards as “The Best Iranian Music Composer”
“Top ranked performer” award at the 2nd annual Musicema Awards.
The Golden prize for “Best Fusion and experimental album” for his album Hard Makeup at the 3rd annual Musicema Awards.
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Nishtiman Project – Kobane
The Lords of the Secrets
Sohrab Pournazeri & Alireza Ghorbani
Sohrab Pournazeri & Rubic Arutzian
Sohrab Pournazeri & Shamss Ensemble
Sohrab Pournazeri & Alireza Ghorbani and Shamss Ensemble
Every Tiny Desk Concert provides its own particular thrill, but it’s not every day that we get to welcome one of NPR’s 50 Great Voices to our offices. With the visit of the incredible, honey-voiced Mohammad Reza Shajarian from Iran, we lucked out by having him sing on not just any day, but on the biggest holiday of the Persian calendar: Nowruz, the New Year.
06. Dec 2019 - Toronto, Canada
Following the highly successful series of concerts held in Canada last year, Homayoun Shajarian and Tahmoures and Sohrab Pournazeri will once again perform on stage in a number of Canadian cities. During this concert tour, these three renowned artists, along with a number of talented musicians, will perform music from the albums “Subdued”, “Beyond Any Form”, “Heavy Makeup” and the best-selling album “Iran-e Man”.
Location: Toronto, ON Venue: Toronto Meridian Hall Date: 2019 – December – 06
08. Dec 2019 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada Venue: L’Olympia de Montréal Date: 2019 – December – 08
13. Dec 2019 - Vancouver, Canada
Location: Vancouver, BC Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Corner of Georgia and Hamilton Date: 2019 – December – 13
20. Dec 2019 - Calgary, Canada
Location: Calgary Venue: Jack Singer Concert Hall Date: 2019 – December – 20
21. Sep 2019 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Well-known vocalist Homayoun Shajarian alongside Tahmoures and Sohrab Pournazeri will visit Europe with the “Iran-e Man” Tour performing music from the albums “Subdued”, “Beyond Any Form”, “Heavy Makeup” and the best selling album “Iran-e Man”.
22. Sep 2019 - Stockholm, Sweden
Reservations: www.konserthuset.se Phone: +46 8 50 66 77 88
24. Sep 2019 - Stockholm, Sweden
29. Sep 2019 - London, United Kingdom
30. Sep 2019 - Manchester, United Kingdom
The Plaza, Mersey Square, Stockport, Manchester, SK1 1SP United Kingdom Reservations: www.ticketbox.online
05. Oct 2019 - Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurt, Germany – at: Großer Sendesaal des HR Tickets: www.tixshow.com
06. Oct 2019 - Dusseldorf, Germany
Dusseldorf, Germany – at: Capitol Theater Tickets: www.tixshow.com
14. April 2019 - Los Angeles, California - MICROSFT THEATER
IRAN MAN Homayoun Shajarian and Sohrab Pournazeri – Los Angeles, California – MICROSFT THEATER Homayoun Shajarian is one of the foremost classical Persian singersof his generation, and superb instrumentalist. He will now visit Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with the “Irane Man” (My Iran) Tour. There will be mix of classical Persian and Western music, arranged and composed by brothers Tahmoures and Sohrab Pournazeri. Irane manis Homayou’s best selling tour in Iran with around 78 concerts throughout the country. Now it’s time for United States to meet the superstar
11. April 2019 - Chicago, Illinois - Copernicus Center
IRAN MAN Homayoun Shajarian and Sohrab Pournazeri – Chicago, Illinois – Copernicus Center Info: 713.496.2372
07. April 2019 - Houston, Texas - Cullen Performance Hall university of Houston
IRAN MAN Homayoun Shajarian and Sohrab Pournazeri – Washington D.C. – Warner Theater
05. April 2019 - Washington D.C. - Warner Theater
IRAN MAN Homayoun Shajarian and Sohrab Pournazeri – Washington D.C. – Warner Theater Please call 1-800-745-3000 to order your tickets by phone. https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/15005662C1DC2E9A?dma_id=345
29. March 2019 - San Jose, California - City National Civic
IRAN MAN Homayoun Shajarian and Sohrab Pournazeri – City National Civic, SAN JOSE 135 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113 info: +15104906463
25. September 2018 – Sufi Music Festival/konya
Shams ensemble co-directed and composed by Keykhosro Poornazeri and singing Homayoun Shajarian, accompanied by Tahmors Poornazeri and Sohrab Poornazeri on September 25 at the Sofia Music Festival in Konya. According to reports, this program is the first performance of Homayoun Shajarian, along with the Tonborshmans group, and new works are to be produced from the works of Keykhosro Pournazari in the festival. The Sufi Mystical Music Festival, with the presence of artists from different countries of the world, goes on stage every year. Other artists of Shams group in this program are Hossein Rezaeinia, Azad Mirzapour, Ayin Meshkatian, Kaveh Graylie, Kimia Jamshid, Shemakali and Sepehriman playing the tombstones.
16. August 2018 - Tehran’s Vahdat Hall
The ceremony for the release of the “Iran Me” album, with the song “Homayoun Shajarian” and the composition of “Sohrab Poornazeri”, will be held on Wednesday, 15 August in Tehran’s Vahdat Hall. The event, featuring Mehdi Pakdel, features album, special guests as well as art lovers; there are also a number of pieces of the album released, followed by a question and answer session with the presence of the reader and composer.
20. MAY 2018 - Toronto Canada - Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
In this concert, Homayoun Shajarian, along with Sohrab and Tahmours Pournazari will perform parts of the old albums as well as parts performed in the famous program of Iran. According to the organizers of the program, Homayoun Shajarian will go on stage with his band on May 20, 2018 at the Sony Center For The Performing Arts Hall. The enthusiasts can make tickets for this program through this link.
26. May 2018 - Vancouver Canada - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sohrab Poornazeri and Homayoun Shajarian on May 26th will go on concerts on May 4th in Vancouver and on May 29th on May 8 in Calgary, Canada. Meanwhile, the information systems of these concerts, each individually, praised the presence of these artists at the concert series in Canada.
02. December 2017 - Tehran, Ministry of Interior Hall - IRAN MAN Concert Collection
Sohrab Poornazeri and Homayoun Shajarian at the concert in the Hall of Fame performances from the album “Sleep Noise”, “No Frostheam, No Satan” and “thick makeup” along with a number of new pieces that have not been heard before. Among the pieces of the program, you can refer to “Ai Know”, “Clouds”, “Gypsy”, “Why You Come”, “Good”, “Dell Toe”, “Fence”, “Fine Arrangement”.