15 Jul Artist Profile: Nava
New to Music Sync Licensing from Ireland
Avant Music Port Catalogue
Style: Irish Instrumental, Folk, Traditional, Eastern, Persian, World
Key words: Beauty, Groovy, Soaring, Easy, Relaxing, Invigorating, Dramatic, Exhilarating, Stir, Stimulating, Hopeful, Upbeat, Haunting, Sad, Horror, Inspiring
The musical tapestry of Nava is a rare bird, something not seen or heard often, that is, it is made up of the musical colours of Irish and Persian Folk. And the band members reflect the music they perform, as you find Paddy Kiernan on a six-string banjo, Niall Hughes on acoustic guitar and electric bass, and two brothers (born in Iran), Shahab Coohe, on santoor, and Shayan Coohe on tar, tombak, daf and bass clarinet. For those of you unfamiliar with the Iranian brothers’ instruments the santoor is a type of hammered dulcimer used in Persian music (and other middle-eastern and eastern European musical traditions). The tar is an ancient plucked string instrument. In the Persian language ‘tar’ actually translated to ‘string,’ and hence you have the use of the same word in the names of other string instruments, such as, for example, the guitar or the Indian sitar. The tombak is a traditional Persian goblet drum (used in the middle east), and the daf is a Persian frame drum (similar to a big tambourine).
The instrumental marriage that ensues is something delicious. Melodies and joy all build and mingle to a fine threaded, shimmering, definite whole. Leaving you dreaming in colours new, travelling safely through our wonderful world.