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Asim Gorashi

Created by on 29 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Guest Artists

Asim GorashiAsim Gorashi is a musician who has traveled the long winding road that has earned him a unique background both as an educator and artist. A multi instrumentalist, Asim plays not only Oud and violin, he also sings and plays keyboards, the Arabic lute, Sudanese traditional guitar, mandolin as well as viola, and is one of the sweetest whistlers around. Asim Gorashi is a founding member of the band Sudanese Sound; he has also played in the band of Sudan’s best-loved singer, folk hero and revolutionary Mohammed Al-Amin. He now lives permanently in Brisbane where he is doing his post graduate studies.

Asim has performed with Tibet2Timbuk2 on numerous occasions, notably at Brisbane City Hall’s Main Auditorium in June 2008.

Cieavash Arean

Created by on 30 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: Guest Artists

Cieavash Arean has dedicated his life to music for more than forty years. His passion and love of music has attracted a strong audience in recent years. A multi-instrumentalist to say the least, the list of instruments that Cieavash performs include – Barbat (Oud), Kamanche, Nay, Tar, Flute, Accordion, Daff and Zorna. Cieavash is also a well accomplished vocalist.

Born in Tehran, Iran Cieavash has a love for traditional Middle Eastern music. These include – Turkish, Persian, Arabic and Armenian. He is self taught and plays by ear. Cieavash has performed all over the country, most recently, Woodford Folk Festival, Qld Multicultural Festival, Brisbane Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and Brisbane Powerhouse. Whether it’s a live performance or working on music for a film, you can be sure than his heart is in every performance.