Vashaan Ensemble

Music by Saina Khaledi, Ali Razmi, & more

About the Music


1. Golandam (Leyla o Leyla)
Traditional Folk Song from Balouchistan
Arrranged by Reza Honari

2. Kalandar
Traditional Folk Song from Balouchistan
Arranged by Reza Honari
3. Mystery of Love
By Saina Khaledi

4. Sarve Ravaan
Traditional Folk Song from Shiraz

5. Tavern of Kindness
By Ali Razmi


Fatieh Honari, vocals
Reza Honari, kamanche
Hamin Honari, percussion
Saina Khaledi, santur
Ali Razmi, tar
Ali Sajjadi, oud

About the Artists


Vashaan Ensemble

Gathering together some of the finest classically trained Persian musicians in Canada, the Vashaan Ensemble draws upon Iran’s rich musical past to perform joyful and memorable Persian traditional songs. The Vashaan Ensemble was formed in 2011 as a project to explore and present forms of Iranian music that have rarely been heard in North America. Their first collaboration, “Shadmaneh”, brought lost melodies and unknown musical styles of Southeastern Iran to a wide range of listeners in an effort to demonstrate how rich and cheerful Iranian traditional music can be. The ensemble has since formed into a professional yet close-knit group of musicians that continue to explore the broad range of traditional Persian music styles and perform for a wide range of North American audiences.

Video Production Credits

Videography – Alistair Eagle, assisted by Don Xaliman & Camillia Frey

Audio Engineer & Mix – Sheldon Zaharko

Filmed and recorded on April 12, 2021 in the Historic Theatre at The Cultch in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

For the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra:

Artistic Director & Producer – Mark Armanini

Composer-in-Residence & Senior Project Manager – Farshid Samandari

Production Manager & Communications – Melanie Thompson

Marketing & Production Assistant – Gina Hernandez Sanchez

Operations Manager – Devni De Silva


View the whole programme for The Longest Night: Music for Solstice (Solace) 2021.

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Overview of The Longest Night 2021 series