Shoorideh

Shoorideh

by Parissa
     
 
Iranian singer Parissa was forced into lengthy sabbatical when the ayatollahs took over her country in 1979. Under their rule, female singers weren't allowed to perform. It wasn't until 1995 that she returned to the concert stages of the world. For this project she takes the work of the 13th century mystic and poet (and founder of the whirling

Overview

Iranian singer Parissa was forced into lengthy sabbatical when the ayatollahs took over her country in 1979. Under their rule, female singers weren't allowed to perform. It wasn't until 1995 that she returned to the concert stages of the world. For this project she takes the work of the 13th century mystic and poet (and founder of the whirling dervishes) Rumi as the basis for her music. Parissa proves to be a remarkable, sometimes eerie singer, giving to classical Persian vocal improvisations on melodies and themes. She easily captures the listener's attention and holds it. You might not understand the language, but its deeper meanings are quite apparent. Each of the two CDs in the set is a continuous, flowing piece, using the poems not only of Rumi, but of three other mystics -- Hafiz, Sa'di, and Attar -- to create a potent, sometimes magical force of sound and words that easily transcends the everyday in its aim for the stars.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/12/2003
Label:
Network Germany
UPC:
0785965105327
catalogNumber:
51053
Rank:
271894

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Parissa   Primary Artist,Vocals
Dastan Ensemble   Track Performer
Hamid Motebassem   Taragat
Saeed Farajpouri   Kamanche
Behnam Samani   Tambourine,Daff

Technical Credits

Abdel Halim Hafez   Composer
Dieter Hauer   Producer
Hossein Behroozi-Nia   Contributor
Pejman Hadadi   Contributor
Hamid Motebassem   Composer,Producer
Ishbel Flett   Liner Note Translation
Jean Trouillet   Liner Notes
Isabelle Jue   Liner Note Translation
Shams Anwari   Calligraphy
Hamid Motebassem   Producer

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