Stanford Continuing Studies is pleased to welcome Hamed Nikpay and his ensemble back to campus for a majestic evening of music. At the forefront of experimental music, Nikpay has a passion for his innovative genre that is embedded in his solid knowledge of the fundamentals of Persian music, his ability to perform on numerous Eastern instruments, and his incisive interpretation and selection of Persian poetry for his songs. These artistic abilities have enabled him to create music that is gripping and much admired by enthusiasts of world music. Having learned how to sing at a very young age, he also studied with some of the masters of classical Persian music. His love of Persian music motivated him to learn and play many musical instruments revered in the culture—tar, setar, tanbour, oud, and daf, all of which he plays expertly and soulfully. Nikpay has also performed as a fusion vocalist, and has produced four albums: Solo Passage, All Is Calm, Spellbound, and most recently, Reaching You. His website is hamednikpay.com.
(*Photo Credit: Nafis Khani)
Free and open to public (no reserving - first come seating)