Rastak Music Group

An Iranian contemporary folk music group; reflecting the diversity of Iranian culture and its sonic features.

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NEW SINGLE

TEHNA

Based on a Bakhtiari Song
We're excited to announce that our new single, Tehna is out now! Tehna, which means "alone" in the Bakhtiari dialect, is our interpretation of a Bakhtiari song. Tehna's arrangement is based on Rastak's experiences combining electronic and Iranian ethnic music.

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ABOUT RASTAK

"Rastak," in Farsi, means a newly born plant that grows at the bottom of a tree. Sometimes it grows taller and stronger than the main tree itself. So, it can be interpreted as a plant with its roots in the ground, containing all the essential elements of life, when it is fully grown. We, the Rastak music group, like the "Rastak" natural process, have borrowed the background of our music from the roots of our history and culture. We have been using ethnic-based themes with our specific arrangement to connect with a more extensive range of the audience worldwide for years.

Rastak is one of the most well-known bands in Iranian contemporary folk music, which was formed as an experimental music group in 1997. The group seeks to collect, record, and interpret Iranian folk music for a global audience. Rastak incorporates language, culture, and history, merging traditional instruments and forms with contemporary rhythms.


CONCERTS & FESTIVALS

Rastak has performed in many international music festivals and concerts held in Iran, England, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Sweden, the 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.

ALBUM

Dance with Rastak

Inspired by different genres of folk dances in Iran, we chose Dance as a theme for this album. Dance with Rastak, our 6th album, is released in two audio and video editions and comprises folk songs from ethnicities such as Azerbaijan, Dezful, Kerman, Kurdistan, Khurasan, and Shiraz.

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Borderless at Home

In this project, we are working on the music of Iran's neighboring countries to be a messenger of peace while depicting the beauty of Middle Eastern music and culture. The idea of this album was born due to the positive feedback in overseas performances.

ALBUMS

For the past two decades, Rastak's experimental music works of art, deep research, and fieldwork have focused on the sonic features of Iranian folklore and its diverse, multicultural ethnic groups resulting in different compositions like movie soundtracks, theatre text music, six music albums, and eight single tracks.

Ancient Hues

Year: 2007
Audio

All My Homeland People

Year: 2010
Audio and Video

Sorna-ye Nowruz

Year: 2013
Audio and Video

Spring

Year: 2018
Audio and Video

Among Eternal Suns

Year: 2016
Audio and Video

Dance with Rastak

Year: 2021
Audio and Video

SINGLES

Layli Jan

Year: 2019 - 2020
Audio

Hyo Hayo Hiye

Year: 2019 - 2020
Audio

Asum En Te

Year: 2019 - 2020
Audio

Kuchalar

Year: 2019 - 2020
Audio

Kara Uzum Habbesi

Year: 2019 - 2020
Audio

Leylo

Year: 2019 - 2020
Audio

Sombre Sky

Year: 2021
Audio - Video

Bir Yangının Külünü

Year: 2022
Audio - Video

Tehna

Year: 2022
Audio - Video

Thank You

We couldn't have done it without you. That means your generosity and support helped us to put some beautiful Iranian folk music out into the world. Once again, thank you so much. We are grateful for each of you and your willingness to jump in and be a part of this journey.