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      November 20, 2019

      Wednesday   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      1 University Heights
      Asheville, North Carolina 28804

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      Iranian Classical Music Concert by Bahman Panahi

      Acclaimed Iranian musician and master calligrapher Bahman Panahi will perform Persian classical music at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the Highsmith Student Union Grotto. This event is free and open to the public.

      Panahi will introduce and demonstrate the Persian dastgah modal system on tar – a plucked six-stringed instrument with moveable frets – and setar, a three-stringed instrument with an additional drone string. Iranian classical music involves both improvisation and composition in seven modes, or dastgah.

      A graduate of Tehran University in fine arts and also a calligrapher, Panahi moved to Paris where he has lived since 2002, continuing his art studies at Ecole des Beaux-arts and the Sorbonne.

      Panahi also will lecture on Persian calligraphy at noon on Thursday, Nov. 21 in Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum; this lecture also is free.

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