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Kalhor, Kayhan & Brooklyn Rider / Silent City
Album:Silent City Collection:World
Artist:Kalhor, Kayhan & Brooklyn Rider Added:11/2008
Label:Harmonia Mundi Usa 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-11-23 Pull Date:2009-01-25 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:25 Jan18 Jan11 Jan4 Jan21 Dec14 Dec7 Dec30 Nov
Airplays:33323132

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Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2008-11-24 
Classical Persian music improvised with the Brooklyn Rider String Quartet, Kalhor is master of the kamancheh ( Iranian spiked fiddle) & a member of Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, Dastan & Ghazal ( all in the KZSU library)
Fantastic, beautiful, powerfull & emotional bowed strings
1: 6:54 slow sparse noodling intro. then @ 3:10 fast soaring bowed strings
2: 29:10 haunting bowed strings, low & slow mournful meditation on the fate of the Kurdish Iraqi city of Halabja ( Saddam killed thousands with chemical weapons) ramps up a bit towards the end.
3: 6:23 the setar ( long neck lute with 4 strings) lighter bowed strings
4: 10:34 low bowed strings, Persian version of Romeo & Juliet probably used by troubadours traveling 14th Century Italy, France & Spain  
D  Farrell 11/2008


Track Listing
1.Ascending Bird 3.Paraz
2.Silent City 4.Beloved, Do Not Let Me Be Discouraged