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Lian Band Will Perform at WOMAD Festival

The troupe generates an impressive, layered wall of sound, but their set maintains a strong sense of playfulness, as the performers dabble in dance, solo, and improvisation throughout
Lian Band Will Perform at WOMAD FestivalLian Band Will Perform at WOMAD Festival

Lian folk band from Bushehr in south Iran will hold concerts on July 29 and 31 in the UK.
The band will perform on July 29 in London as part of the WOMAD festival, an international world music event whose 2018 UK edition is to be held July 26-29 at Charlton Park, Mehr News Agency reported on its Persian website. 
Bagpipe virtuoso and music researcher Mohsen Sharifian, 42, leads the band. One of the pieces Lian will present is named “Khayyami.” The energetic piece is 7 minutes long and incorporates a wide range of folk instruments. 
Aklou Faramarzi and Mohammad Bahrani will sing at the London performance. Homayoun Nassiri and Hamid Akbari will play percussion and Hossein Taban will be on oud. 
Sharifian and Lian are given an opportune introduction on the WOMAD website that says: 


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