Parinaz

Portraits in Sound, Vol. 1: A Collection of World Music
By Mythos, Karumanta Jamuyku, Aldoush & The Human Exchange, Axiom of Choice, Haunted by Waters, Yussi & Django, Yaqub Zoroofchi & Baku State Symph. Orch, Sheila Bazleh & Alexei Reznick, Parinaz & Kamil Alipour, Alan Kushan

Parinaz

Parinaz displays her splendid soft and warm voice singing the spiritual poems of Rumi on the CD "Songs of the Enchanted". She was born in Iran and began singing at the age of eight with her father. She then studied at the Conservatory of Persian Classical Music where shelearned the Radifs under the guidance of masters' Karimi, Lottfi, and Alipour. She also plays Tar. Kamil Alipour plays all of the instruments on this album with the exception of the zarb, and also composed and arranged all of the music. Together they take you on a spiritual journey, and carry the torch of Persian classical music for future generations to enjoy.


Album Details:

Songs of the Enchanted (Avay-e Shiftegaan)


Style/Genre: World/Persian/Traditional/Instrumentl
Instrumentation: Female Vocals, Tar, Persian Setar, Kamuncheh, Daf, Dunback, Sufi Poems.

In this album, Parinaz displays her splendid soft and warm voice singing the spiritual poems of Rumi on the CD "Songs of the Enchanted". Singing the spiritual poems of Jalaledin Rumi and other Persian Sufi poets, in Persian, accompanied by the mystical sound of Tar, Setar, Kamouncheh, Daff and Tonbak. Kamil Alipour, who wrote these songs, sings bonus tracks 7 & 8. This music will take you on a spiritual journey.

Executive Producers: X DOT 25 Music

Parinaz with her splendid, soft and warm voice, singing the spiritual poems of Jalaledin Rumi and other Persian Sufi poets, in Persian, accompanied by the mystical sound of Tar, Setar, Kamouncheh, Daff and Tonbak. Kamil Alipour, who wrote these songs, sings bonus tracks 7 & 8. This music will take you on a spiritual journey. 

SONGS & DASTGAH


1. Avaye Shiftegaan ( Mahoor )(7:32) 
2. Lotfe Yaar ( Shour ) (6:46) 
3. Bahaneh ( Dashti ) (9:01) 
4. Zar Baram ( Afshari ) (7:05) 
5. Avaze Hoomayoon ( Hoomayoon ) (10:48) 
6. Jaane Maan (7:12)The following songs are on this CD sang by Kamil Alipour
 
7. Mojdeh Bedeh ( Esfahaan ) (7:32) 
8. Gohar Vasl ( Mahoor )(7:59) 
9. Afshari - Instrumental (2:50)

Total Time: 66:47 


Item # CD 2003-2, CA 2003-4

All Songs Written & Arranged By Kamil Alipour

Kamil Alipour

Kamil Alipour

Classical Persian Music is an ancient art form. Its roots can be traced to the flourishing cultural germination that took place under the Sassanid Dynasty (226-636 A.D.) after centuries of Greek domination. Persian classical music is organized into seven scales called Dastgah, with five smaller sub-scales to these scales called avaz. Each of these scales require specific emotional considerations exemplified by special melodic patterns called gushes- pronounced goo-shehz. Spontaneous emotive impression is at the heart of this art form but must adhere to the paths governed by the gushes. At first this may sound constricting for the musician yet there are approximately 250 different gushes distributed among the seven dastgahs creating a myriad of possibilities. 

Presently, the integrity and character of this precious and antiquitous music must be preserved by those who have lived and breathed its essence for a great number of years; a time requirement that encompasses most of their lives. Kamil Alipour is such a musician. Kamil Alipour began studying the Tar at the Tehran School of Music under the guidance of Ustad (master) Ali Akbar Shahnazi. Later, Alipour attended Tehran University with contemporaries such as Hossain Alizadeh. There he finished his knowledge of Persian classical music theory and studied Setar, Daff, and traditional singing techniques. 

Alipour plays all the instruments found on this album with the exception of the Zarb. These instruments include Tar, Setar, Daff, and his voice. Tar is a six stringed guitaristic instrument made of rare wood with thin lamb's skin stretched over the resonating chamber. In Iran this instrument is known as the Sultan Saz, king of Instruments, prided for its resonance and unique timbrel qualities. Setar actually means three stringed, however, it has evolved into an instrument containing two doubled pairs and a single resonator string for a total of five strings. Daff is a large round drum made from a hoop of hard wood with goat skin stretched over its circumference to produce its deep bassy resonance. 

Kamil Alipour has composed and arranged all of the music found on this recording. He shows adept versatility on both Tar and Setar creating some very beautiful solo improvisations; some that took as much time to record as it takes you to listen. The larger ensemble pieces show his special talents with regard to vocal arrangement and self accompanying Daff playing. kamil Alipour will become a very important player in the years to come, carrying Persian classical music for future generations to enjoy. 

Parinaz was born in Tehran Iran. At age eight, she was introduced to singing by his father, who had a great voice. Later she studied voice and Persian Radiffs with Ustad Mahmood Karimi, then Ustad Mohammad Reza Lotfi, Ahmad Rahmanipour and finally Ustad Kamil Alipour. As a little girl she was fascinated with the Setar sound of Ustad Ebadi, hence in addition to developing her voice she also learned playing Setar from Mehrbanoo Toofigh and later Ustad Ahmad Rahmanipour.


Setar, Kamoonche, Tar, Oud, and Daff: Kamil Alipour
Tonbak: Seyamak Pooyan 
Vocals: Parinaz - Alipour 
Recording Engineer: Yoosef Shahab 
Mixing Engineer: Yoosef Shahab 
Digital Mastering: Victor Owens 
Produced by: Aldoush & Alipour 
Cover Painting: Sara Abdali 
Back Cover Persian Writing: Ali Boustani

SONGS WORDS DASTGAH

1. Avaye Shiftegaan Tahereh Ghoratol Eian Mahoor 
You are the light in my life.

2. Lotfe Yaar Jalaledin Rumi Shoor 
When you arrive, waiting will be over, and pain and sadness will depart.

3. Bahaneh Aref Ghazvini Dashti 
Whipping and crying blaming drunkness, where I wasn't. Why be silent!

4. Zar Baram Jalaledin Rumi Afshari
I am here to take your love in my heart. If you say no, I will beak the sugar cane and take sweetness with me.

5. Avaze Hoomayoon Abdolghader Gilani Hoomayoon Dar Amad - Ney Davood Forod - Beedaad 
Come into our house. There is nothing else but talk about you. If you come into our destroyed place, you see our house flooded with blood from our hearts.

6. Jaane Maan Jalaledin Rumi Hoomayoon
He is my everything, don't beat him - don't take him. He is the candle of my life, bring him forward.

7. Mojdeh Bedeh Hooshang-e Ebtehaaj Esphahan 
Good news, my love accepted me. I became her shade and she took me to the sun.

8. Gohar Vasl Mehran Mahoor 
I started my life, since I could talk about you. I presented my life and my heart in my hand, to get this jewel. But, burned in your love. I gave a weak body and get ashes back.

9. Afshari Instrumental Afshari
Instrumental