I am a World, Kurdish and Iranian (Middle-Eastern) musician. I play Kamanche (Spiked-Fiddle) that is a famous bowed string in many countries. I also sing in Kurdish. My set would be a combination of Mesopotamian musical genres, Kurdish & Iranian. This is a journey from the Zagros Mountains the West of Iran through Ararat Mount, the colourful musical patterns with the taste of traditions.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 20 - 50 minutes
Languages: English, Persian, Kurdish
Unions: AFM, SOCAN
What to Expect
My music is the combination of instrumental and vocal songs of the Kurdish people from (Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Syria & Armenia). It is taking a short cultural journey from the West to the Centre of the East gable.
My performance on Kamanche is an offering moment of unspoken words with a collection of vibrant secret motives from Kurdistan which represents the ethnic instrumental musical genre.
Will be offering the improvisation Maqam music;
The rhythmic dance music;
The vocal songs in Kurdish.
Shahriyar Jamshidi is a Kamanche ( Spiked-Fiddle) player, composer, vocalist in Kurdsih and Iranian music. Originally from Iranian Kurdistan, he has devoted his artistic career to the preservation and transmission of the Kurdish musical heritage.
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Additional Booking Notes
Audio system: Microphone and PA, and stage monitor are necessary depending on the venue dimensions and circumstance of performance. The minimum requirement, Shour SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone for Kamanche (Spiked-Fiddle) and a Vocal microphone.
I prefer sitting on a wide bench, a Piano bench in the platform that covered with rugs if it is possible! My performance should be in an indoor stage with dehumidified air condition. The back-light of the stage is formal and normal.
Past Booked Events
|November 02, 2016 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Ontario Contact|
|September 07, 2016 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Kamancello @ Mackenzie House Museum|
|August 27, 2016 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm||MOONLIGHT OVER THE MAGHRIB|
The improvisation in Kurdish and Iranian Maqam and Dastgah music.
Kurdish and Iranian music repertoires.
Kurdish Folks songs in Kurdish language.
Influences & Inspiration
kamanche Recital @ Culinary Ontario Festival, Ontario Place, May 20th.
Happening Multicultural Evening in support of Community Arts & Cultural, May 19th.
kamanche Performance @ Eating Music Salons, May 7th.
The Dance of Bow (kaman) @ Canadian Music Centre, April 29th.
Kamanche recital @ So Far Sounds, March 26th.
Performance @ Nowruzgan Multicultural Arts Exhibition Receptionan, March 18th.
Live Kamanche Solo @ Aga-Khan Museuem, March 1st, 4th & 5th.
Kamancello @ Record Centre, Ottawa, Canada, February 26th.
Kamancello @ Ottawa House Concert, February 25th.
Participating @ Banff Musicians in Residence, Banff, Alberta, January 29-February 11th.
The Lullaby of a Nomad @ Rolston Recital Hall, The Banff Centre, Alberta, February 8th.
Collaboration with Kim Richy @ The Club, Banff Centre, February 3rd.
Kamanche Performance @ MCIS Language Services event, January 11th.
Kamanche recital @ So Far Sounds, June 12th.
Dilan Ensemble duo @ Aga-Khan Museuem, June 11th & 12th.
Dilan Ensemble performance @ Coldstream Fine Art Gallery, June 9th.
Creative Potluck | Breaking it Down: Exploring Music in the East End, May 31st.
International Society for Improvised Music Conference @ Wilfrid Laurier University, May 12-16th.
One World Trio concert @ Canadian Music Centre, May 11th.
Duet chamber music @ Aga-Khan Museum, April 2-3th.
Dilan Ensembe in duet concert @ Small World Music Centre, March 26th.
Somewhere There @ Array Space, March 6th.
The T.O. Writers’ Co-op Annual literary @ Beit Zatoun, March 5th.
Shab-e Yalda @ Pomogrante Restaurant, December 20th.
Ottawa New Music Duet performance @ Raw Sugar Cafe, November 20th.
Live improvisation at Anatolian Cultural Foundation event @ Beit Zatoun, November 8th.
Live improvisation at 416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival @ Tranzac Club, November 7th.
Duet concert at Festival du Monde Arabe 2015 @ Place Des Arts Place Des Arts
Dilan ensemble at HIGH-FEST Festival 2015 @ Hamazgayin Theatre, Yerevan, Armenia, October 8th.
Live at Tirgan Festival @ Harbourfront Centre, August 23rd.
Live performance @ international society for improvised music Festival in Chateau D'oex, Switzerland, July 9-12.
East-Meets-West, Dilan ensmble @ Musideum, June 5th.
An Exceptional Evening with Kamanche @ Canadian Music Centre, May 8th.
Solo performance at The 27th anniversary of the Halabja's Genocide @ North York Civic Centre, March 15th.
Live performance @ Array Space, March 10th.
The T.O. Writers’ Co-op Annual literary @ The Rivoli, March 1st.
Live performance @ Textile Museum of Canada, February 4th.
Solo Kamanche performance at Anatolian Cultural Foundation event @ Beit Zatoun, January 17th.
Duet improvisation at The Somewhere There event @ Array Space, January 11th.
Duet performance at Shabe Sher event @ Beit Zatoun, November 25th.
Solo Kamanche performance at Anatolian Cultural Foundation event @ Beit Zatoun, November 1st.
Dilan Ensemble in live concert @ Musideum, September 14th.
Live performance at Audiopolination event @ Array Space, September 9th.
Kamanche improvisation at AIM Toronto event at Musideum, August 5th.
Kamanche Solo performance at Shabe Sher event @ Beit Zatoun, July 29th.
Live performance @ Rebas Open Mic full of beans , July 26
Dilan Ensemble in live concert @ the Christie Gardens Auditorium, July 24th.
Live performance @ Portobelo, March 1st.
Dilan ensemble in live performance @ York University, December 1st.
Live performance @ George Brown Caravan Festival, December 5th.
Live improvisation at Dara Aram exhibition Gallery, October 6th.
Solo Kamanche performance @ Royal Ontario Museum, May 23rd.
Dilan Ensemble in Concert at Toronto's Tirgan Festival, July 20th & 21st.
Live performance at Afghan's Karwane Sher event, April 27th.
Live performance @ Art Bar, April 23rd.
Solo Kamanche performance @ Fat Alberts, January 22nd & 30st.
Kamanche performance @ Allycatz, January 21st.
Dilan Ensemble @ Mahak hall charety concert, Tehran, Iran, October 18th.
Dilan Ensemble @ Manzomeh Kherad, Tehran, Iran, August 17th.
Dilan Ensemble concert @ Arasbaran Hall, Tehran, Iran, June 17th & 18th.
Dilan Ensemble concert @ Rodaki Hall, Tehran, Iran, August 27th & 28th.
Arrangment & music collaboration with Zhiwar music @ Shafagh Hall, Tehran, Iran, June 12-14.
Music collaboration with Chakad Ensemble @ Farabi Hall, Tehran, Iran, February 23rd & 24th.
Music collaboration with Chakad Ensemble @ Shafagh Hall in Tehran, Golestan and Mashahd city, Iran.
Collaboration with Kaboki Ensemble, Tehran and Tous concerts.
Two Microphones, a Wide bench or Piano bench
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