The West Virginia University School of Music will host celebrated Iranian traditional musicians Kamyar and Kimia Arsani, who will present a concert at the Creative Arts Center, Friday, April 4.

The event begins at 6 p.m. in Room 200B and is free and open to the public.

A student of Maestro Bijan Kamkar, Kamyar Arsani has played the daf, a traditional Persian frame drum, since the age of 11. His sister Kimia is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in such stringed instruments as tanbour, tar, and cello.

Together, the Arsanis have performed on Voice of America Persian television and at several Nowruz—or Persian New Year—festivals. Now living in Washington, D.C., the Arsanis are currently completing their first album, “No Freedom,” a guitar-cello duet.

For more information contact the College of Creative Arts at 304-293-4359 or Assistant Professor of Music History Travis Stimeling at 304-293-4968, or email



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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