Old Persian instruments are merged with modern European instruments to build a harmonic body. In spite of these different styles the group holds on to the rules of Persian classical music. The Persian tar and ney is played by Bahman Panai and Hossein Elmi Anvari while the cello is played by the classical musician Nicolas Carpentier and the soprano saxophone by the Jazz musician Rodolphe Lauretta. The vocals and the interpretation of the poetry are contributed by Zohreh Jooya, and the rhythm comes from the Indian tabla and the Kurdish Daf.
In short: The “Golestan Ensemble” is a heterogenic melange of Persian, Afghan, Indian, European and African elements melded into a harmonic body.
It interprets the ancient Persian mystics’ message of wisdom, profane and spiritual love and peace.