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Seyed Ali Jaberi

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Seyed Ali Jaberi
Background information
Native name
سیدعلی جابری
Born (1974-09-21) September 21, 1974 (age 46)
Kermanshah, Iran
GenresFolk music
Persian traditional music
Years active1989–present
Associated actsHamdel Ensemble
Shahram Nazeri
Sami Yusuf
Sina Sarlak
Abida Parveen
Davlatmand Kholov

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Seyed Ali Jaberi (Persian: سید علی جابری‎, Born September 1974 – Kermanshah) is an Iranian multi-instrumentalist Persian traditional musician who lives in England.[1] He is a maestro of tanbur.[2]

Early life[edit]

Jaberi was born in Kermanshah, Iran. When he was 7 years encouraged to start learning tanbur. with the help of Amrollah Shah Ebrahimi and Dervish Amir Hayati[3] and he continued learning it.[4] After a while, under the observation of Ebrahim Sepehri and Hossein Alizadeh, he learned to play setar. Also, He learned music theory by Mohammad-Reza Lotfi and Keikhosrow Pournazeri.[5]

Jaberi has been tanbur performing in Iran, North America, Europe and Asia. He gained his first professional experience in Asia with the Min-on Orchestra in Japan at the tender age of 20. Two years later, Jaberi was awarded the accolade of Best Tanbur Player in Iran. He has also been the conductor and tanburist in the Iranian National Orchestra.[6][7]

Festivals and concerts[edit]

In 1993, Jaberi performed at the Min-on Contemporary Music Festival in 14 city in Japan.[6][7]

In 1994, Jaberi gained the first place in playing tanbur in Fajr International Music Festival when he was the leader of "Seyed Ali Khan" band.[8][9] Then he joined different musical bands to perform in Europe and Africa.[10]

In 2005, Jaberi, performed at International Sufi Festival India.[6][7]

In 2007, by cooperation with the Hamdel Ensemble, He had performances in Tunisia that they were invited to participate in the International Festival of Carthage.[9]

In 2007, the music band named "Shams & Rumi" started to perform in Denmark, Switzerland, and Netherlands that Seyed Ali Jaberi took the responsibility of composing and the leadership of the band.[11]

In 2008, from the Iranian Museum of Music, the Hamdel Ensemble performed at the opening ceremony of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Musical Instruments Museum, Rome.[12]

From February 9 to 15, 2009, the Hamdel Ensemble performed in the Czech Republic and Slovakia that Jaberi took the responsibility of composing and the leadership of the band.[13]

From March 18 to 27, 2010, the Hamdel Ensemble performed in Italy, Germany, and Austria which some pieces composed by Sina Sarlak and others.[14]

From 2015 to 2018, Seyed Ali has performed in 60 international concerts including performances with British singer-songwriter, Sami Yusuf (known as British star in the Middle East) and renowned Iranian singer, Sina Sarlak who performed alongside Seyed Ali and the Hamdel Ensemble at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2017.[15]

In 2018, Seyed Ali has performed at the Mawazine Festival in Morocco with Sami Yusuf.[16]

On February 17, 2019, Shahram Nazeri performed the "Language of Love" concert at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester in collaboration with Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble. The "All because of Love" concert was performed in Manchester (Refugee Week), Bristol, Edinburgh (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Birmingham (Symphony Hall), Sheffield (Immigrant's Festival), and Gateshead.[17]

On February 19, 2019, Shahram Nazeri, in cooperation with Seyed Ali Jaberi and other members of Mana Ensemble performed at Holywell Music Room, Wadham College of University of Oxford in the United Kingdom in the ceremony of "Language of Love" project, to introduce the capacity of Persian poems, Persian literature, and the popular Iranian poets and their influence on expanding the conception of love and peace, with the invitation of University of Oxford as the host.[18] One of the biggest significances of this performance was performing no voice facility or sound system at Holywell Music Room which was constructed more than 270 years ago for the concerts in England. Therefore there all of the things which were used were only natural voice and that was the attention sweet center of the media.[19][20]



His first album "Hamdel" contains ten traditional soundtracks which were in symphony with playing tanbur that he played them with the master of playing daf, Ahmad Khaktinat. This album was recorded on cassette tape by Sorush Publications in 1994[21] also released by the name of "Empathy" outside of Iran.[22]

Psalms of Loneliness[edit]

His second album "Psalms of Loneliness" contains six soundtracks which were composed and set by Meghdad Shah-Hosseini in "Hermes Records" which was the best publisher chosen in the thirty-first Fajr International Music Festival.[23] The album was released in April 2010.[24]

Dawn Risers[edit]

The album "Dawn Risers" was composed by Jaberi as the third album that Mohammad Safaei was the singer and it was released in 2011 from Shebli Records.[25]

All Because of Love[edit]

He released "All Because of Love" as a live album with The Hamdel Ensemble in 2018.[2][26]


  1. "سید علی جابری". Discogs. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble | Sage Gateshead". sagegateshead.com. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  3. "Darvish Amir Hayati biography". Last.fm. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  4. Jodacame. "Mohammad Safaei, Seyyed Ali Jaberi | Music Play – mp3 zdarma, free download, stiahnuť zadarmo". www.www.osmonatery.sk. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  5. "Hermes Records > AliJaberi". www.hermesrecords.com. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Jaberi". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Persian Musicians Directory" (PDF). Persian Musicians Directory: 53. December 2015.
  8. "Hamshahri Newspaper". images.hamshahrionline.ir. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "گروه همدل در فستیوال موسیقی تونس". همشهری آنلاین (in فارسی). July 22, 2007. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  10. "اجرای موسیقی گروه شمس مولانا در دانمارک". همشهری آنلاین (in فارسی). September 2, 2007. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  11. "اجرای موسیقی گروه شمس مولانا در دانمارک". همشهری آنلاین (in فارسی). September 2, 2007. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  12. "تنبور نوازی جابری در موزه موسیقی رم". همشهری آنلاین (in فارسی). April 7, 2008. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  13. "اجرای موسیقی‌سنتی ایرانی در اروپا". همشهری آنلاین (in فارسی). February 6, 2009. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  14. "Seyed Ali Jaberi & Sina Sarlak – Hamdel Ensemble -In the Heart of Fire (Live)". April 29, 2018. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  15. "Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble". HOME. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  16. "Sami Yusuf – Mahur Instrumental (Live in Morocco)". July 6, 2018. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  17. "Shahram Nazeri Live in Manchester". www.facebook.com. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  18. "Shahram Nazeri: The legendary of Persian Music in Company with Mana EnsembleOxford University Faculty of Music". www.music.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  19. "Shahram Nazeri at Oxford University's Holywell Music Room | شهرام ناظری". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  20. "دانشگاه آکسفورد از استاد «شهرام ناظری» تجلیل کرد". Musicema.com (in فارسی). Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  21. "آلبوم همدلی اثر سید علی جابری". دانلود آهنگ جدید با لینک مستقیم. September 18, 2019. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  22. Empathy by Seyed Ali Jaberi, retrieved March 22, 2020
  23. "برندگان جایزه «باربد» موسیقی فجر معرفی شدند/ از شجریان تا چاوشی". خبرگزاری مهر | اخبار ایران و جهان | Mehr News Agency (in فارسی). January 20, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  24. Psalms of Loneliness by Seyed Ali Jaberi, retrieved March 22, 2020
  25. "آلبوم "سحرخیزان" منتشر شد". خبرگزاری مهر | اخبار ایران و جهان | Mehr News Agency (in فارسی). July 3, 2011. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  26. All Because of Love by Seyed Ali Jaberi & Sina Sarlak, retrieved March 26, 2020

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