At the age of 13 he learned to play the Santoor and started to perform at several places in his hometown.
In 1977 he left Persia, studied and traveled in India and later on in Europe.
Through playing whirling music for wanderers from different cultures, his style has changed from the traditional approach to his own. He melts old songs into a new form, creating a meditative
sphere, to uplift body and soul. Bahram’s instrument is the Persian Santoor, a traditional string instrument, which is said to create the sound of emptiness. Besides the Santoor, he started to play the Persian Settar and the Ney; a Persian bamboo flute.
Based in the urban jungle of Amsterdam, Maneesh de Moor is musician and producer, who specializes in the crossover between the ethnic and the ambient – the traditional and the contemporary … a magician, who brings the past into the present.
Different roots, but meeting in the same bliss, keyboard-wiz Maneesh and Sufi mystic Bahram-Ji jump together into the studio and created for us this most precious music. Made in deep respect for each others amazing talents, from the heart, with no compromise. The lyrics are based on Rumi’s and other mystical poetry and the tracks carry an urban vibe rooted in meditation. A powerful conception.
Edited by rpetra67 on 23 Aug 2010, 19:10
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