Artist Profiles: Lian Ensemble

Lian Ensemble

Lian Ensemble is a group of classically trained virtuoso performers and composers who perform Persian Sufi music with a unique style that combines purity of form with creative experimentation.The core performers are:

The Lian Ensemble was established in 1996 by Pirayeh Pourafar (tar and setar) and Houman Pourmehdi (tombak, daf, and vocals).


The Name of the Beloved (1998)
Banquet in the Tavern of Ruin (1999)
Dar Shekarestan (2000)
Syncopation (2001)
The Call of Love (2001)
Light and Fire (2002)
Khake Heyran (2004)
The Hidden Sacred-Dark Wing (2005)
Pangea – The Tale of Unity (2006)
The Window (2010)
Majnun (2014)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel is also co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart.

Angel has also produced and remastered world music studio albums and compilations for labels such as Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, and Music of the World.


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