Hamed Nikpay‘s concert tour for his new album All is Calm¬†is coming up in LA (Oct. 2009). I met Hamed a few years back in the San Francisco Bay Area shortly after he had arrived from Iran. Hamed is a talented multi-instrumentalist playing Iranian string instruments like setar, but he is also a vocalist with a pleasant voice.

Hamed Nikpay, Seattle, July 2009

Although¬†Hamed is trained in the traditional Persian music, he’s a breath of fresh air with his own unique touch, his choice of wonderful modern Persian poetry that he adopts for his songs, and fusion of traditional Persian music with More >