An initiative of the Festival Accès Asie, project Golestan presents its sixth edition. Meaning «flower garden» in Persian, Golestan will once again bring Asian cultures together in concert, this time with cellist Jake Charkey, percussionist Ziya Tabassian, and dancer Veronica Simas de Souza.
These three artists from different backgrounds, met in Mumbai, India, where they explored Indian musical language. Jake Charkey, an American-born cellist, specialized in Indian ragas with Padmabhushan grandmaster Dr. N. Raja, while Ziya Tabassian was exploring the language of the tablas with the great master Pandit Yogesh Samsi. For her part, Veronica Simas de Souza, a dancer of Peruvian origin, trained in oriental dance specializing in Kathak dance in India from Sunayana Hazarilal.
Together, they will present their newest creation based on Indian, Persian, and oriental music and dance. Mixing the ragas of Indian music and the maqâms of oriental music, the talas of Indian music and the iqâs of oriental music, they offer a performance where music and a new dance are born out of ancestral traditions.
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