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About the Shiraz Ensemble:
The Shiraz Ensemble was formed in Toronto in 2007 by Araz Salek and Saeed Kamjoo, who recognized a need for a permanent Iranian music group in the area — one which would maintain the highest of traditional Persian musical standards of musicianship and singing. Moreover, they wanted Shiraz Ensemble to reflect cutting-edge developments in instrumental playing, singing and composition, as are being developed by Persian musicians in the global diaspora. Shiraz Ensemble advances these ideals and aesthetic goals by collaborating with some of the foremost artists from across Canada and around the world.

Click here to watch a video of the Shiraz Ensemble performing live in Mississauga, Ont.

The Root is One


The Shiraz Ensemble takes Persian Classical music in new directions, exploring the roots of ancient melodic modes, and rhythms found in different regions of Iran and in ancient Persian poetry.

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