Vocalist and musician, Sepideh Raissadat, began her vocalization training at an early age with the famous Iranian diva, Parisa, and studied music under the tutelage of renowned maestros Parviz Meshkatian and Mohammad Reza Lotfi. She has had numerous performances in Europe and North America and has garnered many invitations by prestigious institutions, including UNESCO, and the Vatican. In 1999.

The Rohab Ensemble brings three acclaimed maestros from the celebrated Dastan Ensemble, Hossein Behroozinia (barbat – lute), Said Farajpoori (kamancheh – spike fiddle), and Behnam Samani (tombak – goblet drum), together with Hamid Behrouzinia (tar - lute).

Rohab is a variant of the name of an ancient sub-frame (magham) in the melodic frames (dastgah) of classical Iranian music, mentioned in the literature dating back at least as early as the 13th century. A melancholic melodic frame, in ancient times, it was considered nostalgic, particularly appropriate for gatherings of the diaspora. In modern times, rohab survives as a minor frame (goosheh) in some of the major frames, such as shur and nava.

In this performance, the Rohab Ensemble is accompanied by the entrancing, lilting voice of Sepideh Raissadat. Together, they offer a repertoire of classical Iranian music, featuring romantic, melancholic, and joyous pieces whose lyrics include choice poems from the vast treasury of classical Persian poetry. This musical offering induces a sense of nostalgia in audiences familiar or unfamiliar with the sounds of classical Iranian music, alike; nostalgia for perhaps something they have not even experienced before!

Framträdanden av Sepideh Raissadat, The Rohab Ensemble

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