Echoes of the Mountains

July 9, 2020, 9:00 am

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Showan Tavakol and Federico Tarazona, two musicians with deep roots in the rich traditions of Iran and Peru, met in Montreal and formed Duo Perse-Inca. In combining languages, techniques, and aesthetics, they create a music that invokes a dialogue between two ancestral peoples, embodied by two of their iconic instruments, the Iranian kamancheh and the Andean charango. Some of the inspirations for the works on the album come from Persian music modes, textures of Andean music, Afro-Peruvian dance, and even Iranian mythology. In the capable hands of these two excellent musicians and composers, the surprising marriage of these instruments, musical traditions, and cultures is nothing less than blissful.