Lyrics from the great Sufi poet Rumi, vicals by Sharjarian, but who made the funky video play on Persian miniatures and added the heavy metal elements? The son of a Persian musical legend Mohammadreza Shajarian, the grand master vocalist of Persian traditional music, Homayoun Shajarian has forged his own career, by bringing his youthful nature to this ancient tradition. A master vocalist in the Persian classical, he also plays tombak (goblet drum) and kamancheh (spiked fiddle).
Here in this video a Rumi poem, sung by Shajarian and Sohrab Pournazeri, from the album Arayesh-E Ghaliz, features animation by Iman Yari, Vahid Sadeghi, M. Shahmoradi, Idin Gheshlaghi and Homan Hasani. Miniatures by the likes of Mir Sayyid Ali (Tabriz, 1510–1572) come alive in today’s Iran.