Sogol Mirzaei, Vahideh Eisaei and Saghar Khadem illuminate the essence of Iran’s traditional art music. Chakam, feminine harmony of virtuosic strings and an intoxicating percussion, in the eye of a spirited and youthful friendship.
Their performances are built according to the rules of the subtle art of radif, where intense rhythmical moments answer profound melodious tirades, where intimate and modern improvisations join authentic ancient Persian compositions. The listener, by the vibrations of the luth and zither entwined, is immersed into the delights of a delicate contemplation. Yet his heart tirelessly blooms again carried by the solar percussions. Within this sincere harmony opens a window on a singular musical universe, intimate yet majestic.
Chakam was born in 2014, celebrating a long-lasting friendship between its three musicians who live separately between France, the Netherlands and Australia. Reunited through music, they have already presented their art in front of ravished audiences in France and Switzerland, genuine ambassadors of the wonderful Iranian culture. Lately, they performed as a trio in Lyon and Paris, in Lausanne, Switzerland, opening act for the great artist Kayhan Kalhor and then for full-house audience on campus, as well as in Geneva as part of the « Persian Notes » festival in March 2017. In January 2018, the trio toured Australia, giving concerts in Hobart as part of the Mona Foma festival, in Adelaide as well as in Melbourne.