Artist Profiles: Keyvan Saket

Keyvan Saket

Keyvan Saket is an Iranian composer and tar and setar instrumentalist. Keyvan is a master of traditional Persian music who, after recording and touring extensively throughout Iran and abroad with traditional ensembles, began experimenting with creative arrangements of well-known Western classical music using the tar and setar.

Saket was born in 1960 in Mashad, Iran. He learned tar from his uncle, Manoucher Zamanian. In 1989, Saket joined the Aref Ensemble under the leadership of Parviz Meshkatian.

In addition to his work with Aref Ensemble, Keyvan Saket created the Vaziri Orchestra.

Discography:

Shabi Ba Khorshid
Yadgare Khone Sarv
Jamedaran (2009)
Sabokbal
Sashti Avaz Learn
Afsaneh
Didare Shargh Va Gharb
Ghasedak
Shargh Andoh
Bi Karvane Koli
An Soye Abo Gel
Zendegi

Web site: http://www.keivansaket.com

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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