One of the most well-known bands in Iranian contemporary folk music, Rastak will give two concerts in Turkey on November 23-25. First stop of the band will be İstanbul, where the band will also perform for the first time. The band will then head for Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır.
Rastak will meet with the audience at Bostancı Gösteri Merkezi (Bostancı Show Center) in İstanbul and Diyarbakır Kültür ve Kongre Merkezi (Diyarbakır Culture and Congress Center).
The band has been performing in various countries such as England, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United States, Canada, Australia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Chile, Poland, Turkey, Georgia, Belgium, Oman, Belarus, United Arab Emirates.
Rastak had participated in a program led by Dicle Fırat Culture Association in Diyarbakır in 2014 and gave a concert with Khorasani Kurdish artist Yelda Abbasi.
Rastāk (Persian: گروه رستاک) is a Contemporary Persian Folk Music ensemble, originally formed as an experimental music group in 1997. The group seeks to collect, record and interpret traditional Persian folk music for a global audience, incorporating language, culture and history also merging traditional instruments and forms with contemporary rhythms.
The musicians who comprise Rastak have graduated from the best universities in Iran and have done extensive research into Persian folk music.
The original lineup consisted of Siamak Sepehri, Farzad Moradi, Reza Abedian, Sahar Ebrahim, Piran Mohajeri, Sara Naderi, Akbar Esmaeelipour, Mohammad Mazhari, Sara Ahmadi, Haleh Seyfizadeh, Yavar Ahmadifar and Kaveh Sarvarian. (HK/TK)