World Music Institute presents
Trance & Dance of Bushehr, Iran
Saturday, October 16, 2010 8:00 pm
Peter Norton Symphony Space
Broadway at 95 St.
The Shanbehzadeh Trio, with its driving rhythms, trance-inducing songs, and striking hip-swinging dances offers a rare opportunity to experience the fascinating music and dance of the southern Iranian province of Bushehr.. A cultural crossroads for centuries, Bushehr has been influenced by Sufi, Persian, Arab, African and Indian traditions. The ensemble is led by multi-instrumentalist and dancer Saeid Shanbehzadeh, who traces his ancestry to Zanzibar in East Africa, and includes his son Naghib Shanbehzadeh and Habib Mefhta-Busheri. Their alluring instruments include neyanban (double-reed bagpipe), neydjofti (double flute), and boogh (goat’s horn). Shanbehzadeh was a highlight at globalFEST in 2009.
“a mesmerizing set of what may be called the hidden Afro-Persian tradition…transfixing” – NPR
Tickets: $32; $27 WMI Friends
Tickets& Info: http://wminyc.org/event.php?id=1056 or 212-545-7536