IRAN MAN

“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, Kamancheh and Setar 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 1983 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.

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.

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.

Albums

Subdue

Homayoun Shajarian & Sohrab Pournazeri

Heavy Make-Up

Homayoun Shajarian & Sohrab Pournazeri

The Lords of the Secrets

Homayoun Shajarian & Sohrab Pournazeri

Nishtiman Project – Kobane

Sohrab Pournazeri

Nishtiman – Kurdistan (Iran, Iraq, Turkey)

Sohrab Pournazeri

Nishteman

Shamss Ensemble

Gypsy Wind

Sohrab Pournazeri & Rubic Arutzian

Raindrops

Shamss Ensemble & Alireza Ghorbani

Tanbours Chant

Shamss Ensemble & Alireza Ghorbani

Mohammad Reza Shajarian: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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.

Tour Dates

La Voix de Perse

Sohrab Pournazeri, Shahab Paranj and Anastasia Petanova

Location: 18 Rue du Château, 70130 Ray-sur-Saône, France
Venue: Château de Ray-sur-Saône
Date: 2021 – August – 06

Sohrab Pournazeri & Ernest Production

Sohrab Pournazeri and Ernest Production dedicated this performance to the people of “Khuzistan”.

Location: 34 Rue de Dominicains, 68500 Guebwiller
Venue: Les Dominicains de Haute-Alsace
Date: 2021 – July – 23

Shamss Ensemble & Homayoun Shajarian

Accompanied by his brilliant heirs Sohrab and Tahmoures, Kaykhosro Pournazeri is joined by Homayoun Shajarian, the most celebrated singer of the new generation. An eminently poetic evening, under the sign of transmission.

Location: 1, avenue Gabriel 75008 Paris, France
Venue: Espace Cardin
Date: 2020 – February – 09

Shamss Ensemble & Homayoun Shajarian

Accompanied by his brilliant heirs Sohrab and Tahmoures, Kaykhosro Pournazeri is joined by Homayoun Shajarian, the most celebrated singer of the new generation. An eminently poetic evening, under the sign of transmission.

Location: Rue Ravenstein, 23 1000 Brussels
Venue: Palais des Beaux-Arts – BOZAR
Date: 2020 – February – 07

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – Canada (2019)

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: 225 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K9, Canada
Venue: Jack Singer Concert Hall
Date: 2019 – December – 20

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – Canada (2019)

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: 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6, Canada
Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Date: 2019 – December – 13

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – Canada (2019)

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: 1004 St Catherine St E, Montreal, Quebec H2L 2G2, Canada
Venue: L’Olympia de Montréal
Date: 2019 – December – 08

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – Canada (2019)

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: 1 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2, Canada
Venue: Toronto Meridian Hall
Date: 2019 – December – 06

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – Europe (2019)

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”.

Location: Erkrather Str. 30, 40233 Düsseldorf, Germany
Venue: Capitol Theater
Date: 2019 – October – 06
Tickets: www.tixshow.com

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – Europe (2019)

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”.

Location: 60320 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Venue: Großer Sendesaal des Hessischen Rundfunks
Date: 2019 – October – 05
Tickets: www.tixshow.com

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – UK (2019)

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”.

Location: The Plaza, Mersey Square, Stockport, Manchester, SK1 1SP United Kingdom
Venue: The Plaza
Date: 2019 – September – 30
Reservations: www.ticketbox.online

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – UK (2019)

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”.

Location: Storey’s Gate, Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Venue: Central Hall
Date: 2019 – September – 29
Reservations: www.ticketbox.online

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – Europe (2019)

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”.

Location: Hötorget 8 Stockholm 10387 Sweden
Venue: Konserthuset Stockholm, Stora Salen (Main Hall)
Date: 2019 – September – 24
Reservations: www.konserthuset.se

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – Europe (2019)

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”.

Location: Hötorget 8 Stockholm 10387 Sweden
Venue: Konserthuset Stockholm, Stora Salen (Main Hall)
Date: 2019 – September – 22
Reservations: www.konserthuset.se

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – Europe (2019)

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”.

Location: Götaplatsen 8, 412 56 Göteborg, Sweden
Venue: Gothenburg Concert Hall
Date: 2019 – September – 21
Reservations: www.gso.se

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – USA (2019)

Homayoun Shajarian & Sohrab Pournazeri will visit America with the “Irane Man” (My Iran) Tour.
There will be a mix of classical Persian and Western music arranged and composed by Sohrab and Tahmoures Pournazeri. “Irane Man “ is Homayoun’s best selling tour in Iran.

Location: 777 Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90015, United States
Venue: Microsoft Theater
Date: 2019 – April – 14

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – USA (2019)

Homayoun Shajarian & Sohrab Pournazeri will visit America with the “Irane Man” (My Iran) Tour.
There will be a mix of classical Persian and Western music arranged and composed by Sohrab and Tahmoures Pournazeri. “Irane Man “ is Homayoun’s best selling tour in Iran.

Location: 4300 University Dr, Houston, TX 77004, United States
Venue: Cullen Performance Hall
Date: 2019 – April – 07

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – USA (2019)

Homayoun Shajarian & Sohrab Pournazeri will visit America with the “Irane Man” (My Iran) Tour.
There will be a mix of classical Persian and Western music arranged and composed by Sohrab and Tahmoures Pournazeri. “Irane Man “ is Homayoun’s best selling tour in Iran.

Location: 513 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States
Venue: Warner Theater
Date: 2019 – April – 05

https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/15005662C1DC2E9A?dma_id=345

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – USA (2019)

Homayoun Shajarian & Sohrab Pournazeri will visit America with the “Irane Man” (My Iran) Tour.
There will be a mix of classical Persian and Western music arranged and composed by Sohrab and Tahmoures Pournazeri. “Irane Man “ is Homayoun’s best selling tour in Iran.

Location: 135 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113, United States
Venue: City National Civic
Date: 2019 – March – 29

https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/15005662C1DC2E9A?dma_id=345


Farhang Foundation Nowrus Concert

On March 24th, 2019 Farhang Foundation and the prestigious Pacific Symphony under the direction of maestro Carl St. Clair welcomed the magnificent Homayoun Shajarian, Sohrab Pournazeri and maestro Shardad Rohani to Orange County for an unforgettable and moving concert performance in celebration of Nowruz.

Location: 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, United States
Venue: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Date: 2019 – March – 24

Sohrab Pournazeri & Homayoun Sakhi

Perfect collaboration between Sohrab Pournazeri on Tanbour and Homayoun Sakhi on Rubab.

Location: 31 Rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris, France
Venue: Les Abbesses
Date: 2019 – February – 09

Homayoun Shajarian and Pournazeri brothers performance at CRR concert hall.

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Venue: Cemal Reşit Rey (CRR) Concert Hall
Date: 2018 – December – 04

FES FestivaL

Location: 3257+7GH, Fes, Morocco
Venue: Jnan sbil
Date: 2018 – June– 26

Sufi Music Festival

Shamss ensemble co-directed and composed by Kaykhosro 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.

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – Canada (2018)

Homayoun Shajarian is one of the foremost classical Persian singers of his generation, and a superb instrumentalist. He’ll now visit Canada with the “Iran Man” tour, with his.
There will be a mix of classical Persian and Western music, arranged and composed by Tahmoures and Sohrab Pournazeri, who are also in the band.

Location: 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K9, Canada
Venue: Arts Commons
Date: 2018 – May – 29

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – Canada (2018)

Homayoun Shajarian is one of the foremost classical Persian singers of his generation, and a superb instrumentalist. He’ll now visit Canada with the “Iran Man” tour, with his.
There will be a mix of classical Persian and Western music, arranged and composed by Tahmoures and Sohrab Pournazeri, who are also in the band.

Location: 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6, Canada
Venue: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Date: 2018 – May – 26

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – Canada (2018)

Homayoun Shajarian is one of the foremost classical Persian singers of his generation, and a superb instrumentalist. He’ll now visit Canada with the “Iran Man” tour, with his.
There will be a mix of classical Persian and Western music, arranged and composed by Tahmoures and Sohrab Pournazeri, who are also in the band.

Location: 1 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2, Canada
Venue: Meridian Hall
Date: 2018 – May – 20

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – Canada (2018)

Homayoun Shajarian is one of the foremost classical Persian singers of his generation, and a superb instrumentalist. He’ll now visit Canada with the “Iran Man” tour, with his.
There will be a mix of classical Persian and Western music, arranged and composed by Tahmoures and Sohrab Pournazeri, who are also in the band.

Location: 1001 Pl. Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5, Canada
Venue: Palais des congrès de Montréal
Date: 2018 – May – 19

Iran-e Man Concert Tour – Iran

Renowned vocalist Homayoun Shajarian performed on stage alongside celebrated musicians Tahmoures and Sohrab Pournazeri at the Interior Ministry’s Grand Hall in Tehran for 8 nights in December 2017. Music performed during this concert series included pieces from the albums “Subdued”, “Beyond Any Form”, and “Heavy Makeup” in addition to a number of new compositions.

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