“...An organic authenticity that reflects strong ties to both traditional Persian music and the improvisational aspect of jazz.” - Robert Bush, San Diego Troubadour.
The Sibarg Ensemble explores a creative intercultural music making by combining the sounds of traditional Iranian music and jazz. Through original compositions, arrangements of classical melodies and folk songs, and structured improvisations, ensemble members draw on their own distinct musical backgrounds, while creating a unique dialogue with one another. With each performance, Sibarg sets out to create a sense of unity and peace while facilitating multiculturalism.
This is wonderful music. The world needs more of this. - Robert Bush, San Diego Troubadour
Cipher is like a kite, is rooted in tradition but sails in improvisational expansiveness. - Mark Dresser
Cipher is an exciting contribution to the field of intercultural music making. - Michael Dessen
... a real mixture of styles and influences. - Margy Kahn, KZSU Stanford
Awakening ... - Stan, WFMU New York