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Salar Aghili at Vahdat Hall

Mohammad Jalil Andalibi (L) and Salar Aghili   Mohammad Jalil Andalibi (L) and Salar Aghili

Molana Orchestra will feature celebrated Persian classical and traditional singer Salar Aghili, 39, in a concert slated for April 28-29 at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall.

The repertoire includes pieces from ‘Mihan’ (Homeland), a recent album sung by Aghili and composed by composer and santur player Mohammad Jalil Andalibi, 63, who is now leading the ensemble, according to, a local website on music.

Andalibi will play santur (Iranian hammered dulcimer) at the concert. Other performers are virtuoso tar player Amir Hossein Reza, composer and arranger Jaber Etaati on kamancheh (Iranian spike fiddle), Sanua Andalibi on oud (a short-necked lute in shape of pear), Salar Andalibi on tonbak (goblet drum), Farhad Andalibi on daf (frame drum) and Aras Rajabi on ney, an end-blown flute.

The performance starts with tar and tonbak improvisation by Amir Hossein Reza and Salar Andalibi, followed by a number of pieces from the album Homeland. Released by the cultural institute of Iran Molana, the album reveals in major part the mastery of Amir Hossein Reza in solo tar performance.


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