18th October 2011 at Royal Festival Hall, London SE1.
Country: Iran. Style: Classical Persian.
Lineup: (front row, left to right) Sepideh Khodaverdi (shahbang), Hamad Afshari (shahnavaz), Mehrdad Nasehi (shahr ashub alto), Shahou Andalibi (ney), Mojgan Shajarian (setar/v), Mohammad Reza Shajarain (v), Majid Derakhshani (director/tar/kereshmeh), Sahar Ebrahim (qanun), Ramin Safaie (santur), Jamshid Safarzadeh (tondar); (back row, left to right) Kaveh Motamediyan (saboo), Negar Kharkan (sorahi soprano), Saman Samimi (kamacheh), Radman Tavakoli (tar), Mahdi Amini (saghar), Hamid Ghanbary (tombak), Hossein Rezaeenia (daf/dayereh).
Mohammad Reza Shajarain (born in Mashhad in north eastern Iran in 1940) is the singer of Classical Persian music who is best known internationally. I saw him a couple of times with a small group consisting of Hossein Alizadeh (tar), Kayhan Kalhor (kamacheh), and his son Homayoun Shajarian (tombak/v), who now tours under his own name. In recent years, M.R Shajarian has performed with a larger group, the Shahnaz Ensemble, which includes his daughter Mojgan and its director Majid Derakhshani.
More information: www.shajarian.eu/