Roya Bahrami | Roya

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Roya

by Roya Bahrami

Persian mysticism blends with flamenco. Original compositions inspired by the poetry of Mowlana Rumi, Hafez, and Sepehri, and the Persian roots of Spanish flamenco.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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1. On The Path (Persian-Flamenco with Sepehri Poem)
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2. Message (Persian-Flamenco with Sepehri Poem)
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5:24 $0.99
3. Nostalgia (Improvisations in Isfahan)
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7:38 $0.99
4. Morning Breeze (Charmezrab in Isfahan)
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4:06 $0.99
5. Unveiled Soul (Hafez Poem)
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4:52 $0.99
6. Intoxicated with Love (Rumi Poem)
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7. Search (Improvisations in Rast)
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8. Caravan (Charmezrab in Rast)
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9. Carmela (Persian-Flamenco)
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10. Calling (Persian-Flamenco)
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11. The Beloved (Persian-Flamenco with Rumi Poem)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Inspired by the timeless wisdom of Persian poets Rumi, Hafez, and Sepehri and by the Persian roots of flamenco, \'Roya\' features the magical sounds of Ms. Bahrami\'s Persian santur. The compilation includes Persian spiritual and classical music blended with Western elements and introduces a new genre, Persian-Flamenco, a fusion of Persian melodies and poetry with flamenco rhythms and harmonies.

Among the albums noteworthy pieces is \'The Beloved\' which showcases Ms. Bahrami\'s hauntingly beautiful deep voice set to a blend of Persian melodies, flamenco harmonies, and the poetry of Rumi, the celebrated 13th century Persian Sufi poet. In \'Unveiled Soul\' set to the poetry of the 14th century mystic poet, Hafez, she blends Persian spiritual music with contemporary Western elements. Conjuring up images of flamenco dancers, \'Message\' is set to the contemporary poetry of Sepehri with the refrain: \"I shall come to pour light into your veins.\"

Ms. Bahrami sings and plays all the instruments: Persian santur (hammered dulcimer), the great-grandparent of the piano; the Iranian daf and zarb (hand drums); and the keyboards for synthesized instruments. The album, which is a compilation of her original compositions, debuted on the Top-10 world charts of a number of radio stations in Canada and the U.S.


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Azita


Congratulations to Roya on her great work. I enjoyed her CD very much including Roya's beautiful voice.It is hard to pick a favorite song since they are all great. If I had to pick one, it would be the "Message".  Looking forward to her future albums.

shirin Z Tehrani

Roya
I truly enjoyed listening to this CD. “Roya” has done a beautiful job blending the eastern and western instruments, and at the same time staying true to the rhythm, melodies and characteristics of the traditional Persian music. The music transports the listener to faraway lands. She is a gifted musician and I highly recommend this CD to anyone that loves Persian music.

Norah

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Roya is a wonderful musician. I love the cd, her voice, sweet, deep, romantic-- santur, the fusion with flamenco. She is gifted she has the music in herself. I highly recommend this cd.

Hossein Samiei


I am not an expert in music, but I must say I was truly moved by the music and songs on this CD. They show a unique and unsual combination of talent, passion, and spirtuality. I highly recommend the CD. I hope that in her next CD Roya will be more generous in sharing her beautiful voice with the audience!

Pezhman Akbari

Roya Album
Thank you for inspiring our spirits with your talent. My favorite song was "Message" track #2. I believe the main reason is that it has been neatly integrated with other instruments + your beautiful voice + its rich meaning. I would call it a fusion style because I had never heard such a nice combination before. I have to also mention how much I appreciated when you translated the poem in track # 1. This is what exactly missing in most of our music CDs, especially for us who live here and want to share our music with others. I often have difficulties to translate them and I hope all our musician realize how much it would help our music to be heard by others who love to understand the meaning of our beautiful poems. I keep playing your CD all the time and it made me more serious to learn Santur. Thank you again for your contribution and I admire your work very much... Pejman

Frank Klisch

Roya
My favorite is "Message". To me, it has the greatest Persian/Flamenco fusion. I can close my eyes and see the Flamenco dancers. Another favorite is "The Beloved"; it is mellow and very soothing. All of the songs and mix of styles are great, and your introduction "On The Path" is awesome. You certainly are very talented...great to see you pursuing your roya with such beauty.

Alaleh Ashtari

ROYA
I highly recommend this CD to anyone who appreciates great music. "Roya" is a wonderful combination of absolutely beautiful instrumental music and truly inspirational poetry. Roya is a gifted musician and her passion for music comes through in this album. I listen to "Roya" often and look forward to the next CD!

Alaleh Ashtari


I highly recommend this CD to anyone who appreciates great music. "Roya" is a wonderful combination of absolutely beautiful instrumental music and truly inspirational poetry. Roya is a gifted musician and her passion for music comes through in this album. I listen to "Roya" often and look forward to the next CD!