Saturday March 16 2024, 7:00 PM


St. James Anglican Church
Saturday 16 March – 7:00 PM

$30 at the door, $25 advanced rate, students $10.


Amir Amiri Ensemble

Amir Amiri

Reza Abaee

Omar Abu Afech

Hamin Honari


Musique Royale is thrilled to present “Ancestors”, a program by Amir Amiri and his virtuosic ensemble specializing in Persian music who will perform at St. James Anglican Church in Mahone Bay on Saturday March 16 at 7 pm. Santur player, composer, and cultural inventor Amir Amiri has spent his decades-long career exploring the limits of his music and keeps coming to the conclusion that there are none. As a santur player, Amir seeks to bring this ancient instrument into the musical conversations of our time, engaging across borders and transcending genres. Dazzlingly virtuosic and with a keen imagination, Amir creates an enchanting and unique musical universe with every performance.

The Amir Amiri Ensemble is an ensemble of virtuoso musicians from the Persian tradition: Amir Amiri (santur), Abdul-Wahab Kayyali (oud), Reza Abaee (ghaychak), Omar Abu Afech (Viola), and Hamin Honari (percussion). Inspired by the diversity and fluidity of the many musical influences of Iran, the Amir Amiri Quartet creates an engaging and distinctive sound fusing the refinement of traditional and spiritual Persian music with folkloric and modern elements. In seeking to expand the boundaries of these musical traditions, balancing heritage and innovation, they find that the possibilities are limitless. In the eclectic musical universe of Amir Amiri Ensemble, borders are abolished to make way for bewitching alchemy, a mystical conversation between these kindred-spirit musicians.