Founded in 2008 in Tehran and dedicated to multiculturalism and peace, the Sibarg Ensemble brings together traditional Iranian music and jazz through original compositions, arrangements of classical melodies and folksongs, and structured improvisations. A trio version of the ensemble–Sara Saberi, oud, Hesam Abedini, vocals and Persian percussion, and Josh Charney, piano and keyboards–performs in the … Continued


The Sibarg Ensemble performs live on The Hear and Now, 10 p.m., Thursday, August 8, 2019

Founded in 2008 in Tehran and dedicated to multiculturalism and peace, the Sibarg Ensemble brings together traditional Iranian music and jazz through original compositions, arrangements of classical melodies and folk songs, and structured improvisations. A trio version of the ensemble–Sara Saberi, oud, Hesam Abedini, vocals and Persian percussion, and Josh Charney, piano and keyboards–performs in … Continued


Host Derk Richardson covers a lot of musical ground in this episode: Birthday nods to Martha Reeves and Brian Augur, a Persuasions song featuring the late Jerry Lawson, the first song recorded by Elvis Presley (in 1953), favorite tracks from Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billie, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Kevin Welch, Jenna Mammina, Moby, Jenny Scheinman, … Continued


From singer-songwriters to avant-garde jazz; old faves, new voices, and live performances. With host Derk Richardson. This episode honors the passing of Jerry Lawson, of the Persuasions, and Joao Gilberto, acknowledges the birthdays of Swamp Dogg, Christine McVie, Suzanne Vega, Jerry Miller (Moby Grape), Arlo Guthrie, Butch Hancock, and Mavis Staples, and includes tracks from … Continued