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Golbang

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden | INDIE

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden | INDIE
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Various reviews from different newspapers. Please see the link. - Various


"Golbang Setareh"

English Translation: ”Golbang belongs to the small elite group of high-class bands that raise the genre….”

Konceptet svensk världsmusik hade åtminstone förr en något mossbeväxt aura, men 15-årsfirande Golbang hör till den lilla elit av högklassiga band som bidragit till att lyfta genren ovanför hobbysfären. Musikaliskt täcker de in ett ganska brett område men fokus är på den persiska kultur som flera av medlemmarna har med sig. Förutom sångaren Rostam Mirlashari, ursprungligen från iranska Baluchistan, utmärker sig unge Emad Shakori på sin 78-strängade qanun-cittra och den tongivande keyboardisten Saeed Hashabeiki. - Göteborgsposten (Gothenburgs largest daily newspaper)


"Golbangs new album "Setareh""

“My only experience with the Orient was pouring rain, glistening snow and streaming sun all within a three-day period. Autumn, winter and spring in a single sweep. The seasons shift just as seamlessly in Golbang’s new album, “Setareh,” and you don’t know which is most beautiful. The poetic sensibility is just as strong and the humor just as incurably romantic. Golbang is a Swedish group with roots in Iran, Turkey, Mozambique and Sweden, a blend in which Eastern pathos and resonant clarity unite in a wonderfully tight and elastic rhythm. The singer, Rostam Mirlashari, must have one of Sweden’s most beautiful and seductive voices.

He invokes the stars, greets the new year and directs himself to his beloved with the words, “Drown me in wine and give me eternal life.”

Best track: ”Nourouz” - Dagens Nyheter (Swedens largest daily newspaper)


Discography

2009 - Setareh (Academus/Farhang)
2008 - Nouruz (Academus)
2003 - Saali Nou (Strand Music Records)
2000 - Golbang (Caprice Records)

Please see http://golbang.se/music-video/

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Bio

Golbang (The Song of the Nightingale in Persian) was founded 15 years ago by lead singer Rostam Mirlashari, originally from southeastern Iran.

Over the years, the group’s musicians came together often at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm where many of them studied–and experimented with combining Scandinavian and Middle Eastern folk melodies, as well as African rhythms.

There, the unique sound of Golbang, now one of Scandinavia’s most popular world music bands, was created. The band has performed at most major music venues in Scandinavia and abroad, and produced four CDs including the most recent, “Setareh”, or Star in Persian.