"Novel Persian-Flamenco sound ... World music beautifully executed, opulently delivered" - Billboard Discoveries
"Very creative & artistic with Middle Eastern & Western music influences melted together ... this music group has a lot of potential!" - Best Group Finalist, 2011 International Acoustic Music Awards
"Refreshing! ... beautiful heartfelt melodies ... unique and creative fusion of Persian music with other traditions"
- Golnoush Khaleghi
All acoustic recording produced by: Roya Bahrami. All songs composed and arranged by: Roya Bahrami. Improvisation solos by Denis Malloy , Ricardo Marlow and Steve Bloom.
Roya Bahrami (santur, vocals). Ricardo Marlow: flamenco guitar. Denis Malloy: bass clarinet, clarinet, tenor sax. Steve Bloom: congas, shakers, cajon, bata, ashiko, daf, percussive colors. Jon Seligman: bodhran, riqq.
Lyrics credits: I Am I Am Not & Stranger by Roya Bahrami; Moon & Musician, Moonstruck, Longing, The Beloved by Rumi with translations by Roya Bahrami and partially by Jonathan Starr for Longing; Rebirth by Fereydoon Moshiri, On The Path & Message by Sohrab Sepehri with translations by Roya Bahrami.
Recorded & Mastered by Charlie Pilzer, Mixed by Frank Marchand, Airshow, Takoma Park, MD
Artwork by Sean B Bahrami, BPROAV.com
* The Beloved, On The Path & Message were first released in an electro-acoustic arrangement in the album ROYA (2007).