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Motamedi at Vahdat Hall

Motamedi at Vahdat HallMotamedi at Vahdat Hall

Iranian traditional vocalist and ney player Mohammad Motamedi, 38, recipient of 2013 World Music Prize from French public radio Musique, will have a performance of his new pieces on February 22 at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall.

The concert starts at 9:30 pm and will feature a repertoire including the famous Persian pieces Kavir (Desert) and Parvaz (Flight), ILNA reported.

In addition to the pieces composed and arranged for the concert, Motamedi will perform improvised songs on a collection of verses by contemporary and earlier poets.

The featured pieces have been arranged by composer and lyricist Amir Mehdi Moqadam, 35, who will play oud at the concert. Masih Mardiha, 29, on cello, Ahmad Mahmoudian on clarinet and duduk, an ancient double-reed woodwind flute of Armenian origin, Davoud Aslafi on piano, and Pouyan Jamshidi, percussion, are the others in the ensemble.

Vahdat Hall is located on Shahriar Street, Hafez Street, South of Enqelab Avenue.

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