Mezrab presents Magic Carpet Sessions:
Kiya Tabassian (setar)
Dhruba Ghosh (sarangi)
Pasha Karami (tombak)
Atlas Ensemble members Kiya and Dhruba meet tombak virtuoso Pasha for a special concert.
Pasha Karami at the BBC:
Kiya Tabassian (setar, Iran/Canada) was born in 1976 in Tehran, immigrating to Quebec in 1990. He has been trained in Persian music under Reza Ghasemi and Kayhan Kalhor. He studied musical composition at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal with Gilles Tremblay. In 1998, he co-founded Constantinople, a Montreal based ensemble which has earned an international reputation for its unique juxtaposition of early musical sources and the living traditions of the Middle East.
Dhruba Ghosh (sarangi, India), born in 1957, is acknowledged as one of the leading exponents of the traditional North Indian bowed instrument. The renaissance of the sarangi in India owes much to his development of the instrument’s techniques and range of sound and innovations within the fabric of the traditional idiom. He is the son of tabla-master and teacher Pandit Nikhil Ghosh and owes the mastery of the traditional Bundu-Khan style to many years of study under Ustad Sagiruddin Khan. Dhruba Gosh performs regularly at the music centers of his homeland India accompanying front-ranking North Indian vocalists. He is also a composer of classical and light music of India. He teaches and lives in Mumbai.
Pasha Karami was born in 1979, in Shiraz, Iran. He played Tombak under the supervision of the great Master Navid Afghah and studied music at Shiraz music schools. Next to Tombak, he also studied to play Tar, Tanbour and Daf. In 2002, he won the first place among the Tombak players in the music festival competition of Fars in Shiraz. Before moving to the Netherlands in 2004, he was actively teaching Tombak in music schools of Shiraz. Pasha has been actively involved in the Iranian traditional music as well as world-music activities. He collaborated with many Iranian music ensembles such as Mezrab, Delgosha and Ashtee, and international bands like Afroanatolian tales ,Pardis and cofounded Win-Bang Trio in 2009.