Flamenco Perso: Shahab Tolouie

"Shahab Tolouie has blessed the world with a magical fusion. He brings us a rare and talented gift that brilliantly blends the Persian instruments of an ancient world, with the soul-stirring Andalusian heartbeat of traditional Flamenco. His improvisations add that special acoustic bling that both seduce and awaken a rousing, gypsy-spirited sense for life. The interesting aspect of world fusion is the dialogue between two different cultures, interacting while each still keeps its own pure personality. Synthesizing Persian mysticism with passionate Spanish fire on his album (Tango Perso) is a great example of it. A special feeling can arise as a flamenco guitar begins to fill with and spill out a very definite Persian flavor. The drama and passion of Spanish music blends with and metamorphoses into the philosophy of Sufism as its fire is intensified by the addition of the special rhythms of old Persian lyrics set to this music.

As a multi-instrumentalist, Shahab incorporates different traditional Persian instruments such as the Setar, Laud, Mandola, Daf and Dammam, along with the Flamenco Guitar, in his compositions. His most important instrument, however, is his voice. Powerful and dynamic, it is flavored with a special richness typical of Eastern vocalists. When combined with his unique manner of singing, that voice is an essential and very expressive part of his musical presentation.."

Shahab Tolouei- Noche Azul
Fusion of Flamenco & Poetry of Hafiz Shirazi

Shahab Tolouie-Kaboos  Shahab's live performance  Shahab Tolouie-Zaryab
Shahab Tolouie-Flamenco Guitar & Rumi poetry
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