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A thousand and one Arabian notes

Lyra and Persian percussion

Creation 2020


avec Quatuor Debussy, Keyvan Cheminari (zarb), Bijan Cheminari (daf), Sokratis Sinopoulos (lyra)

With the desire to explore the Thracians, a civilization that extended from the Balkans and Greece, through Bulgaria, Turkey and Iran, the Debussy Quartet joins forces with Sokratis Sinopoulos on the lyra, a small bowed instrument that dates back to the Byzantine era, with the Chemirani brothers on Iranian percussion instruments, the daf and the zarb. This is a trip to the heart of the Orient and much more than a flashback to the Persian era. Together the musicians embrace a civilization which is open to the world in an evening inspired by many traditions and sounds from the past.

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