Feature image from : Mohammad Reza Mortazavi

While we have focused our eyes and ears on electronic music for the first 3 editions, it feels right about time to bring other sounds to Monument festival. How about going all the way to the very roots of human-made music: drums?

For several years, we’ve been fascinated by this legendary musician hailing from Iran named Mohammad Reza Mortazavi. Himself fascinated by the diverse sounds of tombak and daf, he has created a very unique music, based on a constantly changing movement in which the boundaries of body and mind dissolve into one another. It is pretty much impossible to translate to words, but his special concert on the main stage will surely be a unique and memorable experience.

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