Persian multi-instrumentalist Nariman Assadi, as well as the Nariman Percussion Group, will perform at Peregrine School on Saturday, June 10. The free concert is the second performance of Peregrine School’s 2023 Second Saturday Concert Series. The program will feature Assadi on Oud and percussion as well as the Nariman Percussion Group (which is composed of Assadi’s Daf and Tombak students). Prior to the performance, Assadi will discuss Iranian music focusing on rhythms. He will also introduce the Daf, Tombak, Dayereh drums and a few additional percussion instruments during the presentation. The audience will be encouraged to join in the presentation playing along in fun, musical, rhythmic activities. The presentation begins at 10:00am and the concert follows from 11:00am to noon. Guests are welcome to attend either or both events. The Series is supported, in part, by a grant from the City of Davis Arts & Cultural Affairs program. Additionally, special thanks to Trader Joes for their snack donation. There is a suggested $20 donation, but no one will be turned away due to a lack of funds.
Nariman Assadi was raised in Tehran, and always felt drawn to percussion instruments. At the age of thirteen, he began studying Tombak under Master Amir Mogharab Samadi. At fifteen he was invited to the Pars Academy, the premier music academy for children. From 2008 to 2013, Assadi performed at Vahdat Hall as a soloist and with the Persian Percussion Ensemble at the Academy. After mastering the Tombak, he began studying the Daf under the great Master Bijan Kamar and later started the Barbat (Oud) under Master Mohammad Firouzui. In 2015, Assadi immigrated to the United States and began his professional music career by performing and attending festivals throughout Northern California. In addition to performing, he also teaches Daf and Tombak. Currently, he is working toward completing his Orff Certification.
The gates of Peregrine’s South campus (2650 Lillard Drive, Davis) will open at approximately 9:45am. Outdoor seating is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. For additional information, please contact Peregrine School at (530) 753-5500 and www.peregrineschool.org.
A 501(c)3 non-profit, founded in 2007, Peregrine School is an independent school that builds children’s capacity to learn, think and do in our ever-changing world. The school is the only progressive school in the Sacramento Valley. Located in Davis, California, Peregrine serves children from preschool through the 6th grade, drawing students from throughout the Sacramento Valley. Peregrine School educates the whole child, incorporating the latest research on teaching and learning into a child-centered curriculum that integrates hands-on scientific inquiry, critical thinking, wellness and the arts.
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