TEHRAN, July 2 (MNA) -- The Iranian band Pajhan is scheduled to perform French gypsy jazz at the Niavaran Cultural Center on July 10 and 11.

The performance is new in Iran, said Conductor Keyvan Kiaras, adding that most of the pieces are French works but a few are composed by him.

 

Gypsy jazz (also known as “Gypsy Swing”) is an idiom that some say guitarist Django Reinhardt originated in the 1930s and, as its origins are primarily in France, it is often called by the French name, “Jazz manouche,” or alternatively “manouche jazz”.

 

The band gave its first performance a week after last year’s Fajr Music Festival in January, said Kiaras adding, “This time, we are making greater efforts to inform people about the concert by placing posters on streets and distributing brochures throughout the city.”

 

The band features Kiaras on guitar, Esmaeil Hassani and Mohammad Abaii on rhythm guitar, Tadeh Yusefian on counter bass, Babak Safarnejad on harmonica, and Pejman Farahmand on percussion.

 

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