Rastak Music Group
Rastak Live in Izmir, Turkey
Rastak live at Tammuz Festival, Canada
Rastak live in Izmir


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  • country:Iran
  • region:Middle East
  • style(s):Persian, World
  • label:not signed
  • type:Band
  • artist posted by:Rastak Music Group

Line up

  • Akbar Esmaeilipour Farsangi (Tar, Oud, Setar)
  • Hamed Boland Hemmat (Sorna, Nay Anban, Dozaleh)
  • Maedeh Doosti (Kamancheh)
  • Majid Poosti (Percussion, Daf, Kick frame drum, Doho)
  • Sahar Rashidi Torbati (Qanun)
  • Seyed Behzad Moradi (Lead vocal, Percussion, Daf, Dohol pickup)
  • Seyed Farzad Moradi (Lead vocal, Baqlama, Setar, Qopouz, Dohol pickup, )
  • Siroos Sepehri (Band director, Tar player)


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. Since the beginning, we have been trying to combine the regional sounds that are well known with those that are less well known to shorten the generational gap and create a geographical bridge in the music of Iran.

Rastak has taken part 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.

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 Nine single tracks.