Listen to three exclusive tracks from Tehran's Hermes Records...
Babak Sharifi & Pejman Hadadi's "Act 1" from the album Release, a collection of improvisations based around Kurdish folk melodies from Iran, Turkey and Iraq.
"Face To Face" from the album Call To Love by Zarbang Ensemble, a collective of Afghani and Iranian percussionists reworking traditional tribal, Persian and Sufi rhythms
"The Escape" from the album Song of Sparrows by Hossein Alizadeh. Originally a soundtrack fo Majid Majidi's 2008 film about an Ostrich keeper, the album also consists of new work inspired by the film.