Kiya Tabassian & Charbel Rouhanna Duet (Iran/Lebanon)

Musical dialogue between the Arabic maqam
and the Persian Dastgāh

8th February 2020 - 8 AM to 10 AM - Manji ka Ghat (Ambrai Ghat)

Musical accomplices for many years, composers and virtuosos Charbel Rouhana and Kiya Tabassian bring together oud and setar in a musical dialogue between the Arabic maqam and the Persian Dastgāh.

Born in a family of distinguished musicians, she had her training in Carnatic music from her grandfather, SangeethaBhushanamShriO.V.Subramanyam, the highly acclaimed doyen of the Tanjavur’bani’. Surrounded by the pulsating musical atmosphere at home, further enriched by her father ShriO.S.Sridhar, and her paternal uncles, well known Carnatic vocalist Sri O.S.Thiagarajan and Sri O.S.Arun, her formative years were the ideal ground for listening by listening.

Charbel Rouhana is one of the finest oud players in Lebanon. He has been performing live events since 1984, touring several countries, venues, and festivals. An accomplished composer, he is the recipient of many national awards.

Kiya Tabassian is the co-founder and artistic director of the Constantinople ensemble. He has performed at the most prestigious venues and festivals in over 125 cities across 25 countries during the past decade. He composed for numerous musical ensembles, including the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and the European Broadcasting Union.