Understanding Multi-Cultural Identity through Artistic Expression

Roya Music Productions Presents:
Music & Identity

For Immediate Release September 22, 2008
Washington, D.C.

Iranian-American composer, santur virtuoso and vocalist, Roya Bahrami will present a program entitled “Understanding Multi-Cultural identity through Artistic Expression”, which will include interweaving portions of lecture and performance including poetic recitations.
Roya will talk about the history of Persian music as it comes into contact with other cultures with specific focus on the music of Andalusia, Spain. She will be performing original music from her recent CD including compositions in Persian classical as well as her own innovative form of Persian-Flamenco fusion.

The Persian santur, dates back to 7th century B.C. and is the “great grand parent” of the piano with relatives around the world such as the Romanian cimbalom and the hammer dulcimer. The santur is made of aged walnut wood and has 72 strings arranged in 18 quadruple sets, and is played by using two handmade wooden mallets.

American University
Katzen Center for the Arts Abramson Family Recital Hall
4400 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, D.C. 20016

October 8, 2008, 12:45 PM
Free & Open to Public

Sponsored by:
Department of Performing Arts Music Program, Applied Music Performance Lab