Goudarzi and Shujaat Husain Khan's new album "DELBAR" is released.
"DELBAR", true to its title is a sweet and
soulful rendition of Classical Persian poetry (Maulānā Jalāl al-Din Muhammad
Balkhi also known as Rumi) set to classical Indian music. The artists have yet
again accomplished that delicate balance between form, content and creativity.
Katayoun Goudarzi with her lyrical yet precise rendition of Rumi's poetry
effortlessly glides over the melodic musings of Shujaat Husain Khan and Abhiman
Kaushal. This CD much like their previous album "SHAMS" is a triumph of
collaboration between two art forms and two cultures.
You can hear samples of
"DELBAR" on the official website of Katayoun Goudarzi:
With more than 50 musical releases and a Grammy
nomination, Shujaat Husain Khan is perhaps the greatest North Indian
classical musician of his generation. He belongs to the Imdad Khan gharana
(tradition) of the sitar (lute) and is the seventh in the unbroken line from his
family that has produced many musical masters. His style known as the gayaki ang,
is imitative of the subtleties of the human voice.
Shujaat Khans' openness to collaborating with artists of all genres of music has
produced some enormously successful works. The Grammy nominated album Rain by
the indo-Persian Ghazal Ensemble featuring Kayhan Kalhor is only one such
Goudarzi started reading and writing poetry at the age of seven in her
native Tehran. Her distinctive melodic style of recitation blends an emotive
rendition of the poetry with meticulous attention to the linguistic and lyrical
integrity of the piece. Her accurate style is the result of decades of study and
the fruits of this labor are evident in her writings and albums. Her albums
include "Delbar" with the master of Indian Sitar Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan and
Abhiman Kaushal , "Shams" with Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan, Imamyar Hasanov and
Abhiman Kaushal , "Hayran" with Imamyar Hasanov and, "Rooz O Shab, Poetry of
Rumi" with Reza Derakhshani. Katayoun has also collaborated and recorded with
saxophonist and composer, Tim Ries [of the Rolling Stones], Jazz Pianist and
composer, Kevin Hays, and percussionist and arranger, Satoshi Takeishi. In 2006
she published her first book, "Eshgh o Vahdat" an annotated selection of Rumi's
ghazals. Katayoun currently resides in New Jersey where she continues her work.
Abhiman Kaushal is an outstanding tabla artist who is much sought after
for his sensitive accompaniment and intense solo playing. Kaushal has numerous
recordings including "Ravi Shankar in Venice," "Farewell My Friend" (with Ravi
Shankar), and "Passages" (with Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass). National
Geographic has recorded his tabla for the soundtrack to their documentary "Man
Eaters of North India." He has also recorded for various world music
compilations, Zoolander the movie and has performed live for MTV's Aerosmith
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