Tanbour Solo by Sohrab Pournazeri in concert for the year of Rumi...
Sohrab Pournazeri est soufi kurde iranien de Kermânshâh, chanteur et instrumentiste (setar, kamantché, tanbûr sacré kurde), il appartient à la confrérie soufie kurde Ahl-e Haqq (« Adeptes de la Vérité »). Il pratique le zekr depuis l’enfance et suit la voie (voix ?) de Mawlânâ Rûmî : pureté, droiture, humilité et charité. La douceur de son chant se déploie de façon grave et introspective, il amène l’auditeur à un voyage plus intérieur, une transe soutenue par les rythmes du grand daf et les résonances célestes du tanbûr, le luth sacré des derviches kurdes. Et lorsque peu à peu tombent les voiles du quotidien, l’assemblée possédée plonge doucement dans le hâl, l’état de grâce mystique.http://badila.free.fr/spip/article.php?id_article=26
Sohrab Pournazeri was born in Kermanshah on October 7, 1982, to Iranian parents and had a musical upbringing. His father, Keykhosro Pournazeri was a well-known musician who played tanbour and tar. Keykhosro Pournazeri introduced was the founder of the first ensemble of tanbour, he introduced this sacred instrument of Ahl-e Haqq to the urban musical culture of Iran. His ensemble also introduced several musicians that later became established artists of Persian music.
At a very young age, Sohrab began studying tanbour and daf, and later tar and setar before finding his true calling by taking up kamancheh. Sohrab's first choice was the folk instrument of tanbour due to his orientation, but he added kamancheh to improve his career as Iranian classical musician. He began performing before audiences with Shams Ensemble at age of fifteen.
Sohrab Purnazeri learned tanbour from his father, Keykhosro Pournazeri, kamancheh from Ardeshir Kamkar, vocalization from Hamid Reza Noorbakhsh. He received his bachelor's degree in music from the Faculty of the Arts, Sooreh University in Tehran in 2001.