Dilan Ensemble is comprised of Shahriyar Jamshidi (kamanche) and Sina Khosravi (percussion). Shahriyar, a founder of the Dilan Chambre Ensemble, is originally from Iranian Kurdistan. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Art and a former artist-in-residence at Banff Centre. He is well known as a creative Kurdish Kamanche (four strings Spiked-Fiddle) improviser. Shahriyar has devoted his artistic career to the preservation and transmission of Kurdish musical heritage. He has performed at Toronto’s Tirgan Festival, International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM) in Switzerland and Canada, High-Fest in Armenia, Festival du Monde Arabe, Ontario Contact and Aga Khan Museum. Shahriyar’s released albums are Alvanati (2004), Call of the Mountains (2008), A Yellow Flower (2014) and Kamancello (2017). Sina is a native Iranian Percussionist (Tonbak a Persian Goblet Drum and Darbuka), visual artist and a graduate of University of Western Ontario. He collaborated in recording the album Cafe Tropical (2007), and was nominated for a Juno (Best Instrumental album). Sina has performed at Percussive Arts Society International Convention PASIC in the US (2014), and Ontario Day of Percussion (2010), and has held workshops in Greece (2017).
The Dilan duo’s repertoire is composed pieces and varied improvisation consenting of East cultural elements. Dilan Ensemble’s musical conversation reflects the acoustical waves of wandered passionate rough tunes of Kurdish ancient (mountainous bard songs) on Kamanche (4 strings spike-fiddle), accompanied simultaneously by Percussion to make a colourful contrast.
Date(s) - March 13, 2018
Concert Hall, L. R. Wilson Hall
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