Last Thursday, my dad and I went to see Shajarian who came to Boston to kick off his US tour. I had never seen him live but having parents from Iran and a dad who loves Iranian classical music, I had heard his music before. Here is a clip below from the concert.
So to be honest, classical Iranian music is not always my go-to music of choice. However, his voice is amazing and it was just so nice to see over 300 Iranians come together to watch this performance. Shajarian also played with a 15 person instrumental band, called the Shahnaz Ensemble named after Jalil Shahnaz, another very well known Tar player.
These events are great not only for the actual performance but also to bring together our community and welcome a well known artist from Iran.