A little after the war between Iran & Irak, I was wrapping my instrument in a piece of cloth so it's hidden and the police or military couldn't recognize the instrument, otherwise they would brake it or take it from me.
In these conditions I started to learn music when I was nine. Studying music was a dream for me, playing for public, but I couldn't, it was impossible. I left my family, friends, my country behind to be able to follow my dream.
I ended up in the Netherlands and finally entered the conservatory, able to study and play, freely. I offer my unknown background to the world in a new sound, developing many intercultural projects in Europe and Asia.
I was lucky to win the first prize for best new saoundtrack in Unheard film festival in Amsterdam and being nominated for the best music at SCADEMY 16x9 SCAD Film Collective, USA.
The traditional persian instruments I play;
♯ Barbat (Ud)
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