Alireza Ghorbani to Unveil New Album in Paris
Iranian traditional vocalist Alireza Ghorbani will release his latest international album at a prestigious festival in Paris.
The new album is his fourth experience in the production of a musical work to be released abroad following ‘Ecstasy,’ ‘Rhythm World’ and ‘Calligraphy of Song,’ Ghorbani told Mehr News Agency.
In addition to being released in Europe, the album will have two live performances at Radio France on February 6 and in the ‘Au Fil Des Voix Festival’ on February 8, the singer added.
With his impeccable taste and uncompromising approach, Ghorbani, in his performance, will pay tributes to great ancient and modern Persian poets, singing from Abu Saeed Abul-Khair, Mawlana Rumi, Mohammad-Reza Shafiei-kadkani and Fereydoon Moshiri.
‘Au Fil Des Voix’ is a world music festival, held from January 29 to February 9 annually in Paris. It aims to provide space for high-level artists supported by labels, producers and booking agents.
Pointing to the orchestration of his album, Ghorbani said he has used an ensemble of Iranian string and percussion instruments in producing his new work.
In recent years, the traditional singer has emerged as a new generation singing master, both in the extent of his repertoire and natural correctness in his voice.
Virtuosity, ornamentation, invention and the ability to improvise are qualities common to several contemporary Iranian artists. But what remains remarkable about Ghorbani is the conjunction of all these perfections in a single singer.
Born in 1973, Alireza Ghorbani has already taken part in important festivals all over the world together with many musicians. He has been the vocalist of Iran’s National Orchestra since 1999 and has joined many concerts and festivals within Iran and abroad. Moreover, he has collaborated in making soundtracks for several Iranian TV series. Last September, he performed in a concert in Dusseldorf, Germany with the Dusseldorf Young Philharmonic Orchestra.