Kayhan Kalhor, Aynur, Cemil Qocgiri & Salman Gambarov – Hawniyaz (2016) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Kayhan Kalhor, Aynur, Cemil Qocgiri & Salman Gambarov – Hawniyaz (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 56:48  minutes | 1,02 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © harmonia mundi

In Kurdish, Hawniyaz means something like “being there for each other”, and when listening to this album, one gets a sense of what that can mean. Bringing together the virtuoso performances of 4 distinct and world-reknowned artists for the first time, Hawniyaz is a rich mix of styles and influences, resulting in an engaging and delicately balanced sound. Kayhan Kalhor on the kamancheh and Aynur’s haunting and powerful vocals provide the backbone of this album, while Cemîl Qoçgirî on the Tembur (or Kurdish Saz) and Salman Gambarov on the piano allow the group to gel with their subtle touches that frame the ensemble. Powerfully enchanting, this album blurs the lines between traditions in order to find its own distinct sound, and the result is captivating.


1 Delalê 15:54
2 Rewend 11:07
3 Xidire min 10:48
4 Malan Barkir-Bêrîvanê 09:35

Kayhan Kalhor, kamancheh
Aynur, chant
Cemîl Qoçgirî, tenbûr
Salman Gambarov, piano