Daramad wins World Music Network’s Battle of the Bands

Posted on October 23rd, 2013 in Recent posts by .


World Music Network announce Persian-jazz group from Australia as the latest winner in their Battle of the Bands

Daramad won the latest World Music Network Battle of the Bands with their track ‘Isfahan’. A rich blend of improvisatory world-fusion, the Australian group combine Persian instruments such as the baglamatambak, and daf with double bass and saxophones, and mixed percussion.

In the Persian classical tradition ‘daramad’ refers to the process of beginning, appearing or emerging. The group evolved through a series of improvised concerts at the KULCHA Multicultural Arts of Western Australia. Performing original songs as well as arrangements of classic Persian repertoire, the group describe their sound as ‘akin to a Persian carpet of vibrant tonal colours and subtly evolving motifs.

Voted for by WMN’s fans, Daramad topped the list with ‘Isfahan’. This song will appear on a forthcoming project with World Music Network. You can listen to the track below.

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