Persian classical music is a deeply spiritual and contemplative art form central to Iranian identity. One of the world’s oldest and greatest musical traditions, it is built around melodic phrases organized into hundreds of pieces and 12 larger systems, which a master musician weaves into a larger improvisational performance.

Such a master musician is tar and setar virtuoso Sahba Motallebi, who remains rooted in this ancient tradition, while incorporating Iranian folk and contemporary elements to create a musical experience that engages both the mind and the soul. She will be accompanied by Naghmeh Farahmand on tonbak  (goblet drum) and daf (frame drum).

Sahba Motallebi accompanied by Naghmeh Farahmand
Saturday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m.
North Beach Bandshell  | 7275 Collins Ave,  Miami Beach