This particular style of music called Taghti’i-Igha’i was formulated and classified for the first time about seven centuries ago by Safie-Din Ormavi and Hafez Marâghi, and was spread throughout Iran and India by Shâh Ne’matollâh Vali.
This style of music is a rendition of ancient Gnostic sacred rhythms that have been passed down from one generation to another, from master to student, over thousands of years, and form part of a Gnostic spiritual exercise of creating an ever-deeper inner emptiness, as a means of journeying to one’s essence, or soul.
Even though these rhythms have been employed in the East for centuries, the Soveida Ensemble is the first group who has presented them in a concert format for the benefit of a Western audience. For this reason, it brings us a unique opportunity to experience the only group playing this specific strain of Classical Persian music.
The Soveida Ensemble has been welcomed by audiences in Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden and across the UK.