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Battements Au Coeur De L?Orient
"From the time Keyvan Chemirani picked up the Iranian zarb at the age of 16, he was also captivated by the Indian tabla. With its metric precision, endless melodic variations, and multiplicity of timbres, the musical tradition of India has always been a percussionist's paradise. Soon after, he began devoting himself to the zarb and its Persian repertoire, Keyvan became fascinated with the prodigious Indian tabla player Anindo Chatterjee, one of the world's greatest percussionists, whose meticulous artistry is notable for its remarkable clarity. On this hypnotic new recording, packaged in a hard-cover CD-book, Chemirani and Chatterjee engage each other and their fellow musicians -- Maryam Chemirani (voice), Ken Zuckerman (sarod), Bijan Chemirani (saz), Sokratis Sinopoulos (kemenche fiddle), Stelios Petrakis (lyra), Henri Tournier (bansuri flute) -- in a musical dialogue between the age-old Hindu and Persian traditions." Includes a 30-page booklet.