Kayhan Kalhor: I Will Not Stand Alone
Label: World Village
Kayhan Kalhor, shah kaman; Ali Bahrami Fard, bass santour
Between the Heaven and Me / Where are you? / The laziest summer afternoon / Dancing under the walnut tree / Hear my cry / Pluck a star from the sky / Here I am alone again / I will not stand alone
On this recording Kayhan Kalhor debuts a new instrument, the "Shah Kaman", designed especially for him, with accompaniment by the rarely heard bass "santour". It is a meditation on one of the most difficult stages in his life, where darkness and violence seemed to be taking over yet through music and his connection to the people, hope rises. This album is bittersweet reflection in love, life and country.