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Rokhs
Quartet

Iran

REFLECTIONS OF PERSIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC

Rokhs is an ensemble set with the desire to interpret pieces from the wider Persian classical music repertoire, without restricting itself to any particular era or region of the so-called Iranian world, thus presenting as one the many faces (rokh in Persian) of this important tradition.

The project began in the winter 2021 as a duo, with friends Sogol Mirzaei on târ and Hossein Rad on vocals and percussions. A year later, two more renowned young musicians joined the project, thus a quartet: Yasamin Shahhosseini on oud and Sina Danesh on kamancheh, achieving a subtle and fertile harmony of tones and styles.

Exploring Iranian Dastgahi and ancient music, Uzbek-Tajik Shashmaqam, and other repertoires of the region, the musicians of Rokhs seek to capture and highlight the common aesthetic essence that unites these different repertoires, from which to develop their own musical language.

Echoing the Speech of the Birds by 12th century Persian Sufi poet Farid ud-Din Attâr, here each instrument opens a new path in the quest for singularity yet participates in the creation of a desired collective being. The quartet first album was recorded in 2023, and is due for release soon.

Rokhs also performs as a duo with Sogol Mirzaei & Hossein Rad.

Lineup

  • Sogol Mirzaei // tar
  • Hossein Rad // voice, dayere
  • Yasamin Shahhosseini // oud
  • Sina Danesh // kamancheh

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Rokhs Duo
17-02-2024
Paris, FR
Rokhs Quartet
03-03-2024
Kulturkeller – Neuss, DE
Rokhs Quartet
05-03-2024
Kulturbahnhof – Hamm, DE
Rokhs Quartet
06-03-2024
Jazz-Schmiede – Düsseldorf, DE
Rokhs Quartet
07-03-2024
Consol Theater – Gelsenkirchen, DE
Rokhs Quartet
10-03-2024
Schloss Neuhaus – Paderborn, DE
Rokhs Quartet
11-03-2024
Theater – Gütersloh, DE
Rokhs Quartet
13-03-2024
Flottmann-Hallen – Herne, DE
Rokhs Quartet
14-03-2024
Die Färberei – Wuppertal, DE
Rokhs Quartet
15-03-2024
Hangar 21 – Detmold, DE
Rokhs Quartet
16-03-2024
Lutherkirche Südstadt – Köln, DE
Rokhs Quartet
17-03-2024
Cultureel Centrum – Leiden, DE
Rokhs Quartet
20-03-2024
Köln, DE
Rokhs Quartet
21-03-2024
Kulturforum Franziskanerkloster – Kempen, DE