Artist Profiles: Dastan Ensemble

Dastan Ensemble

Dastan Ensemble has established itself as one of Iran’s most distinguished musical groups. The ensemble includes some of the country’s finest virtuoso instrumentalists and have performed at major festivals worldwide and have numerous recordings to their credit. The group’s instrumentalists have varied throughout the years. Founders include: Hamid Motebassem on tar; Hossein Behroozinia on barbat; Saeed Farajpouri on kamanche; Pejman Hadadi on percussion; and Behnam Samani on percussion.


Through Eternity (Sounds True, 1999)
Shahram Nazeri Et L’Ensemble Dastan / And The Dastan Group (Long Distance, 2001)
Shoorideh (Network Medien, 2003)
Journey To Persia (Arc Music, 2003)
Parissa, Dastan Ensemble – Gol-E Behesht (Network Records, 2005)
The Endless Ocean (Network Medien, 2007)
Mayeh-ye Dashti / Mayeh-ye Isfahan (Celestial Harmonies, 2009)
In The Name Of The Red Rose: Iranian Classical Music (Celestial Harmonies, 2010)
A Call Beneath The Ashes (Noghteh Tarif Cultural Institute, 2010)
A Window (2015)
Char Pareh (2014)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and 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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