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Swedish, Iranian Duet at Niavaran Cultural Center

Swedish, Iranian Duet at Niavaran Cultural CenterSwedish, Iranian Duet at Niavaran Cultural Center

Niavaran Cultural Center in north of Tehran was host to a duet of oud and bass performance by Swedish and Iranian instrumentalist on July 18-19.

Swedish bassist Bjorn Meyer is known by music fans in Iran as he has traveled here several times with different groups and held concerts. This time he joined Iranian oud player Shahram Gholami for two duet performances in Tehran, Honaronline reported.

Meyer met Gholami three years ago and since then they have always wanted to have a joint performance, which was finally realized through the efforts of the Iranian music company Hermes Records that organized the event.

Born in Stockholm, Meyer, 51, is a longtime bass player of Nik Baertsch‘s Ronin, founder of Swedish Trip-folk Trio Bazar Bla and player at Asita Hamidi‘s Bazaar. Since 2008, he is an active member of the quartet of Tunisian Oud virtuoso Anouar Brahem.

Last year, he had a free music performance at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall in October together with the Swiss bass clarinet player Klaus Gesing and German drummer Samuel Rohrer.

Born in Tehran, Gholami, 42, was a member of the Iranian National Orchestra for nine years and had performances at various festivals and collaborated with many famous local and international singers and musicians.