Zhouan Ensemble Persian & Kurdish Music
Headed by Roham Sobhani, Zhouan Ensemble officially founded in the Autumn 2004, in the form of an artistic family. Zhouan Ensemble tries to promote the Iranian traditional music, as well as addressing the rich and enjoyable melodies of the of Kurdistan region. Zhouan has always opposed any mass production and particularly the vocal-centered orientation, which unfortunately has affected a great number of Iranian music ensembles. As its slogan, Zhouan, based on collective thinking, has tried to respect every individual musician and member of the ensemble. The word 'Zhouan' in Sorani Kurdish dialect means the meeting place for lovers, or the place two lovers meet at dawn.
Arezoo Banipour: Vocalist
Homayoun Poshtdar: Kamanche
Shahriar Jafari: Oud
Hamed naji: Robab & Daf
Fazel naji: Tombak
Roham Sobhani: Tar and Composer