Weds April 15 2015 / 7 pm
Sacred Kurdish Music:
Ali Akbar Moradi
365 Fifth Avenue
(bet. 34th and 35th Streets)
Trains: B,D,F,M to 34th St.; 6 to 33rd St.
Tickets $25/$20 CUNY staff & students (contact 212-817-8215 for discount information)
Produced and curated by Live Sounds.
Sacred Kurdish music, rarely heard in the US, will be performed by Ali Akbar Moradi, recognized as the greatest living master of the tanbur. This ancient lute, played with a distinctive plucking and strumming style, is venerated for its role in traditional Sufi ceremonies. Moradi performs meditative improvisations from the repertoire of the Yarsan people, followers of a mystical faith in Kurdistan, western Iran. He will be accompanied on tombak and daf drums by his son, Kourosh Moradi.