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Sooge Sohrab - Sahba Aminikia - The Living Earth Show and Niels Frykdahl LIVE - Kronos Festival 2017
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Author: Sahba Aminikia
Sooge Sohrab (The Tragedy of Sohrab) (2014) Composed by: Sahba Aminikia Text by: Ferdowsi Performed by: The Living Earth Show and Niels Frykdahl Kronos Festival 2017 - SFJAZZ, San Francisco, California February 4, 2017 “Sooge Sohrab" is part of a series of works I wrote as a response to my own arrest, interrogation and torture in the December of 2012 in my homeland, Iran. The Tragedy of Sohrab forms part of the 10th-century Persian epic, Shahnameh (The Epic of Kings) by the Persian poet, Ferdowsi . It tells the tragic story of the heroes Sohrab and his father Rostam. Sohrab was murdered by his own father, Rostam in the battlefield while Rostam had no knowledge of whom he is fighting against. The piece takes advantage of pre-recorded material from Tasua and Ashura, an islamic ritual dedicated to mourning for the third Imam of Shias, Husayn ibn Ali, who was also murdered innocently in the midst of a power struggle amongst the Caliphs in 680 AD. The ritual involves chanting, weeping and
Composer: Sahba Aminikia