Rastak Music Group

An Iranian contemporary folk music group, reflecting the diversity of Iranian culture and its sonic features.

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ABOUT RASTAK

Rastak is one of the most well-known bands in Iranian contemporary folk music which formed as an experimental music group in 1997. The group seeks to collect, record and interpret Iranina folk music for a global audience, incorporating language, culture and history also merging traditional instruments and forms with contemporary rhythms.

For the past two decades the ensemble’s experimental work has focused on the sonic features of Iranian folklore and diverse cultures; the fruition of which has been research and fieldwork, film and theatre music composition, five music albums and numerous domestic and overseas concert tours.


CONCERTS & FESTIVALS

Rastak has appeared on several international music festivals and has held many concerts in Iran, England, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Sweden, United States,Canada, Australia,India, Japan, Malaysia, Chile, and, Turkey, Georgia, Belgium, Oman, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh [Dhaka International Folk Fest 2017], Iraq , Erbil, United Arab Emirates among others.

NEW ALBUM

Dance with Rastak

Inspired by different genres of folk dances in Iran, we chose Dance as a theme for this album. Dance with Rastak, is our 6th album which is released in two audio and video editions and comprises folk songs from ethnicities such as Azerbaijan, Dezful, Kerman, Kurdistan, Khurasan and Shiraz.

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Borderless at Home

In this project we are working on the music of Iran neighboring countries to be a messenger of peace while depicting the beauty of Middle Eastern music and culture. The idea of this album was born due to the positive feedbacks in overseas performances.

ALBUMS

For the past 20 years we have been focusing on the sound of Iranian folklore and diverse cultures, resulting in six albums, six singles and numerous domestic and international concert tours. 

Ancient Hues

Year: 2007
Audio

All My Homeland People

Year: 2010
Audio and Video

Sornaye Nowruz

Year: 2013
Audio and Video

Among Eternal Suns

Year: 2016
Audio and Video

Spring

Year: 2018
Audio and Video

SINGLES

In this project we are working on the music of Iran neighboring countries to be a messenger of peace while depicting the beauty of Middle Eastern music and culture. The idea of this album was born due to the positive feedbacks in overseas performances.

Layli Jan

Year: 2019 - 2020
Audio

Hyo Hayo Hiye

Year: 2019 - 2020
Audio

Asum En Te

Year: 2019 - 2020
Audio

Kuchalar

Year: 2019 - 2020
Audio

Kara Uzum Habbesi

Year: 2019 - 2020
Audio

Leylo

Year: 2019 - 2020
Audio

Thank You

We couldn't have done it without you. That means your generosity and support helped us to put some beautiful Iranian folk music out into the world. Once again, thank you so much. We are grateful for each of you and your willingness to jump in and be a part of this journey.