Pejman Hadadi
Visiting Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology

An internationally renowned percussionist, Pejman Hadadi is a proficient player of tombak and daf, the two drums of Iranian classical and folk musics. For the past thirty years, he has been teaching traditional styles of tombak playing and the theory of Persian rhythmic cycles to students in the US, Europe, and Iran. He received the prestigious Durfee Foundation Master Musician Award twice for dissemination and propagation of Persian music in the US. Since 1999, Pejman has composed a large body of music for dance, which he has performed extensively in international festivals with renowned Iranian master musicians, dancers and choreographers.

https://www.pejmanhadadi.com

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Yuri Shimoda
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