Listen with your Heart's ear.
"The ensemble brings together a large yet cohesive group of world class musicians, each masters of their own craft"
- Ian Bruce , concert attendee
Mashregh (East) is a musical ensemble combining the haunting and passionate flamenco music with the spiritual lyrics of Persian poetry.
With Farnaz Ohadi as the singer and the musical director at the helm, Mashregh strives to create meditative melodies that transcend Earthly boundaries and transport the soul to the East and beyond.
Accompanied with skillful Spanish guitar of Dennis Duffin, she represents a new sound, unique in its genre of world music; music that is at once contemplative and rejuvenating.
Mashregh Ensemble will often welcome many renowned local and visiting guest artists.
All our instruments are tuned to 432 hz. To learn more about our intentions and why we have chosen this particular tuning, please take a look at the section called "frequencies".
Mashregh means East - both in Farsi and Arabic.
Composition by PIRIS ELIYAHU
Hajj - Bird Dance album release
Concert, dancer: Cristina Benitez
THE ARTISTS -
past and current
Farnaz Ohadi - Singer/Song Writer/Artistic Director
Dennis Duffin - Flamenco Guitar
Gareth Owen - Flamenco guitar
Peter Mole - Flamenco guitar
Dennis Duffin - Flamenco guitar
Davide Sampaolo - Flamenco/Latin percussion
Bardia Sadeghi - Persian percussion
Hamin Honari - Persian percussion
Liam MacDonald - Percussion
Jonathan Bernard - Percussion
Saina Khaledi - Tombak, Santour
Sadaf Amini - Santour
Michael Rush - Flamenco bass
Josue Ronkio - Flamenco bass
Andre Stepanian - Electric guitar
Ali Razmi - Tar, Setar, Vocals
Reza Honari - Kamanche
Mark Eliyahu - Kamanche
Sina Ettehand - Kamanche
Cristina Benitez - Flamenco dance
Kasandra La China - Flamenco dance
Michelle Harding - Flamenco dance
Andrea Williams - Flamenco dance