Rastak Music Group

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

Rastak StoreNew Album

UPCOMING CONCERT

Ahura & Rastak

DATE: Saturday, May 14, 2022
TIME: 20:00
VENUE: Aşık Veysel Rekreasyon Alanı, Turkey, Izmir

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ABOUT RASTAK

"Rastak" means a newly born plant that grows at the bottom of the tree, in Farsi. Sometimes it grows taller and stronger than the main tree itself. So, it can be interpreted like a plant that has its roots in the ground, containing all the essential elements of life, when it is fully grown. We as Rastak band, like the “Rastak” natural process, have borrowed the background of our music from the roots of history and culture. We have been using ethnic based music with our own specific arrangement to be able to connect with a greater range of the audience from all over the world, for years.

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 Iranian folk music for a global audience, incorporating language, culture and history merging traditional instruments and forms with contemporary rhythms.


CONCERTS & FESTIVALS

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

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 two decades Rastak's experimental music works of art, its deep research and fieldwork has focused on the sonic features of Iranian folklore and its diverse multicultural ethnic groups resulting in different compositions like movie soundtrack, theatre text music, six music albums and eight single tracks.

Ancient Hues

Year: 2007
Audio

All My Homeland People

Year: 2010
Audio and Video

Sorna-ye Nowruz

Year: 2013
Audio and Video

Spring

Year: 2018
Audio and Video

Among Eternal Suns

Year: 2016
Audio and Video

Dance with Rastak

Year: 2021
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.