|Farah Jahan Siddiq...||
Union City, CA
Behind the Sea: Fared Shafinury And Tehranosaurus (Persian Classical Music/Fusion)
February 10, 2012 8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)
Cubberly Auditorium, Stanford University, 485 Lasuen Mall, Palo Alto, CA
Tickets: $10 (students), $25 public, $100 VIP
Fared Shafinury is an Iranian-American musician living in Tehran, Iran and Austin, Texas. Born on the Gulf of Mexico, Shafinury absorbed the feel and rhythms of jazz, blues, indie rock, western classical and north Hindustani music. However, it is Persian classical music that has always held a sacred place in his heart.
Although primarily self-taught in the setar, santur, and the vocal repertoire known as the radiff, Shafinury has had the privilege of studying under some of Iran’s most prominent Masters including: Ostad Mozaffari, Ostad Zolghadr, Ostad Shaari, Ostad Soukuti and Ostad Mohammad Reza Lotfi. At 26 years of age, Shafinury’s music is the progeny of his talent, passion, and environments - producing a sound that is simultaneously singular in character and universal in appeal.
To listen to some of Shafinury's music, you can visit his website where he has a few music videos posted: