Navay Bahar: Persian Spring

Mark the arrival of spring and the ancient Persian New Year, Norooz, with singer Sara Hamidi and Mahbanoo Ensemble, directed by Maestro Majid Derakhshani.

The event is also a tribute to the female artists and in particular the female vocalists of Iran.

Established in 2010 by accomplished Iranian composer and instrumentalist Maestro Majid Derakhshani, Mahbanoo Ensemble soon became one of the most prominent ensembles in the Persian music scene.

The ensemble stopped performing and recording in 2015, making this performance a long-awaited reunion.


Mah Banoo Ensemble
Majid Derakhshani director, tar (6-string lute)
Sara Hamidi vocals
Nazanin Ghanizadeh kamancheh (upright fiddle)
Sara Rezazadeh tar
Hasti Farahi tar (6-string lute)
Hannaneh Saedi qanun (zither)
Nazanir Zahra Ranjpour daf (frame drum)
plus guest musician
Shaho Andalibi ney (reed-flute)


Majid Derakhshani: Rah-e Eshq (Path of love)
Poem: Molana
Majid Derakhshani: Hamcho Khorsheed (Like the Sun)
Poem: Ghodsi Mash-hadi
Majid Derakhshani: Jan-e Asheq (Lover's Soul)
Poem: Molana
Majid Derakhshani: Dar Khial (Imagination)
Poem: Molana
Majid Derakhshani: Bahar Amad (Spring has arrived)
Poem: Molana
Morteza Neydavoud: Reng-e Bayat Tork arr. Majid Derakhshani
Aliakbar Sheyda: A selection of songs arr. Majid Derakhshani
Alinaqi Vaziri: Reng (Rhyhmic instrumental piece) arr. Majid Derakhshani
Darveesh Khan: Reng (Rhyhmic instrumental piece) arr. Majid Derakhshani

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