November 3rd at 7 PM
Samandar Dehghani -Born in Isfahan, Iran in 1986, Samandar is a professional musician playing two Persian classical Instruments: Tar (string instrument) and Daf (hand drum). He has been playing Daf since he was 15 under the mentorship of his brother, percussionist, Sina Dehghani. He started Tar with Hasan Tafazoli in Isfahan and after preliminary studies he continued his path with master musicians such as Behrouz Hemmati and Keyvan Saket in Tehran. He moved to the Unites States in 2012. He performs regularly in San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the country. He has composed and published the music album, “Light on Fire”, with collaboration of Sina Dehghani in 2016
Sina Dehghani is known for his innovative style and improvisational mastery on the ancient Persian classical drums: Tombak (wooden drum) and Daf. He studied with prominent Persian master percussionists such as Bijan Kamkar, Masoud Habibi and Navid Afghah. Sina has performed in renowned music ensembles in Iran. He has been teaching music for number of years and currently performs in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the United States.