Wednesday, December 21, 2022   
Doors open: 20:00
Showtime: 20:00 - 21:00
Damage: FREE | Donation for the Players!


French ambassy rejected Mostafa’s visa… So no concert tonight, no live music, but we will play some music on Radio Patapoe LiveStream.

TUNE iN >> live 8pm:

1st song is Mostafa, then some old cassette recordings of old masters..
then a nice song by Sharham Nazeri that gives hope for future,
and finally Mostafa ending with very short improvisation joyful
He will be back.. next time for sure !

Mohammad Mostafa Heydarian is a young Kurdish tanbur player from Kermanshah, a city in the mountainous western Iranian region of Horaman (هه‌ورامان). The son of a local instrument builder, he grew up surrounded by the local traditional music styles, studying with a number of well-known master musicians before recently entering university to study Persian classical music. Radio Khiyaban is very proud to be able to present “Songs of Horaman”, Heydarian’s first record, as a testament to the artist’s wonderful talents.
Recorded in the city of Karaj with the percussive assistance of family friend and long-time collaborator Behzad Varesteh, Heydarian’s debut includes a mixture of traditional tasnifs and maqams – thrilling and gorgeous tanbur pieces centered in the two musicians’ talent for extended improvisation and feeling.
“Songs of Horaman” is released in an edition of 100 limited cassette tapes. Radio Khiyaban would like to also extend the warmest of thanks to musician and producer Valentin Portron, a friend of Heydarian who helped facilitate and coordinate the release of this album – and who also mixed the results you hear here:!

Mohammad Mostafa Heydarian: Tanbur

One of Radio Khiyaban’s 2021 highlights was our release of the Kurdish-Iranian tanbur player Mohammad Mostafa Heydarian’s cassette ‘Songs of Horaman’. These first-ever recordings of the talented young virtuoso absolutely floored us when we heard them, and unsurprisingly they have since received rapturous reception from all corners of the globe, reaching far beyond what one might expect to be the “traditional audience” for acoustic classical music and drawing a significant amount of love from the international free-improv and avant-garde communities. Radio Khiyaban sat down via a scratchy three-way video call with Mostafa (currently based in Tehran, Iran) and his friend Valentin Portron in November of 2021 for this short conversation discussing Heydarian’s roots, early musical experiences, and personal approach to his craft. All answers are Mostafa’s own, with some editorial comments and insertions made (and noted) where deemed necessary for clarity.
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