Going to the Persian16 September 2009 permalink
Went to a concert of the magnificent Mohammad Reza Shajarian. Me and Clayton where in an ethnic minority in the concert hall, and as soon as he took the stage an ear deafening applause came from the crowd. I’ve never heard so much enthusiasm before a concert. He’s kind of a big deal.
The concert itself was excellent. About 14 musicians, with traditional instruments (and a couple of MRS’s own design). Excellent composition. Dueling lutes and percussion. Vocal calligraphy. I’m going east next summer.
He’s coming to Paris and Amsterdam next week, so you can if you want. Check the link at the start.