An Amsterdam ensemble led by composer/musician Babak Amiri.

With musicians originating from three continents, Babakodoestan forms a natural bond between east and west.


Babak o Doestan - An Amsterdam ensemble led by composermusician Babak Amiri. This photo is found on the Babak o doestan facebook .

The music combines poetic Persian lyrics with melodies and grooves that emerge from a rich diversity of influences from jazz, fado, Turkish, Balkan, Iranian music and more. The unique combination of instruments contributes to the creation of BabakoDoestan’s exceptional sound, making the compositions feel dreamy, melancholy, invigorating and buoyant all at the same time.

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