The Bridge Ensemble was founded in 2015 by the Iranian Tar / setar player Arash Aria and Iranian flamenco guitarist Kambiz Afshari. Inspired by their different but also partly common musical background they felt the need to make new creations from the combination of two strongly rooted musical traditions.
They worked out the concept more and more by giving different accents in the performances they gave through collaborations with new artists in the field of Persian as well as Spanish (flamenco) vocals, dance and percussion.
Here is a list of the artist that have performed with the Bridge Ensemble so far.
Irene Gabarrón, Maite Neri (flute)
Iván Nogueira (cello)
Amirhossein Eftekhari, Saeid Siadati, Ahmad Noucandi (Persian vocals)
Manuel Espinosa (Flamenco vocal en percussion)
Sarini Nieto Moreno (Flamenco dance)
Erfan Pejhanfar, Samad Hosseini, Yazdan Dadbeh (Tonbak/Daf)
Javier Infestas (percussion)
Bridge Ensemble makes new worldmusic creations inspired by two strongly rooted traditions: Persian music and Flamenco.