TALES OF NAR (NEW ANCIENT RHYTHMS)
Keyvan CHEMIRANI, santur & drums
Bijan CHEMIRANI, saz & drums
Benjamin MOUSSAY, piano-jazz
This programme can take many forms (Keyvan and Bijan Chemirani duo + guest artists).
Once upon a time, there were two brothers growing up in the hills of Provence. Their father was Djamchid Chemirani, one of the great masters of the zarb, a delicate little Persian drum endowed with great expressiveness. The two brothers, named Keyvan and Bijan, grew up in their father's world, a world of age-old music and oral poetry, yet firmly rooted in the times.
When the time came for emancipation, the two brothers discovered that they could speak all the musical languages of the world. So they entered into dialogue with jazzmen (Didier Lockwood, Louis Sclavis...), with tradition bearers (the Malian Nahawa Doumbia, the Breton Erik Marchand, the Indian Sudha Ragunathan, and Beñat Achiary...), with classical ensembles (the Gilles Binchois ensemble, Leonardo García Alarcón's Cappella Mediterranea...). With Benjamin Moussay, a leading figure in contemporary piano jazz, and Yvlin, a violinist from Berlin's Deutsche Oper, they explore a new experimental programme : TALES OF NEW ANCIENT RHYTHMS.