Film, Video Kiu Haghighi with Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh: Persian Santour and Tombak Music from Illinois
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- Kiu Haghighi with Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh: Persian Santour and Tombak Music from Illinois
- Persian hammered dulcimer (santour) virtuoso Kiu Haghighi is accompanied by Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh on the tombak, a Persian drum.
- Event Date
- July 20, 2011
- - Kiu Haghighi is known as a virtuoso in concert halls around the world on the santour, or Persian hammered dulcimer. Kiu began his lifetime study of the santour at the age of ten. At nineteen he was invited to join the Iranian Ministry of Education and Art. There he performed as the featured soloist in the Academy Orchestra and performed regularly on National Iranian Television. Kiu was an instructor at the Ministry of Education and Art until 1965, when he left Iran for study in the United States. His musical career in North America has included numerous performances in colleges, universities and concert halls. Kiu's work as both a performer and a composer on the santour combines and blends traditional Iranian forms with contemporary ones. A master of all the twelve melody types used as a basis for Iranian classical improvisation, Kiu has expanded the technical possibilities of the santour. His unusual speed in the movement of the leather-tipped mallets called mezrab is both well-known and extraordinary. Audiences always remember the energy and vigor of expression in his musical performances.
- Related Resources
- American Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/
- Running Time
- 53 minutes 52 seconds
- Online Format
- Original Format
- film, video
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