Artist Profiles: Ali Akbar Moradi

Ali Akbar Moradi

Ali Akbar Moradi, from Kermanshah is the extraordinary tanbur player from Kurdistan of Iran. He has a unique style that sets him apart from other players of this ancient instrument. He’s a leading composer, teacher and a consummate performer of the sacred Kurdish music of Iran.

He has won many awards including two honorary diplomas at major music festivals in Iran. Moradi has performed as a soloist and with ensembles in festivals throughout the world.

Discography:

Fire of Passion, Kurdish Tanbur Music of Iran (1999)
Kurdaneh (2001)
Whisper (Kereshme, 2001)
Kurdish Music from Iran (Naive, 2002)
In The Mirror Of The Sky, with Kayhan Kalhor (World Village, 2004)
Goblet of Eternal Light (Traditional Crossroads, 2012)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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