Publications in the form of video and audio recordings:
“Dances of Iran”. Solo dancing and singing by Robyn Friend, and a couple of choreographies by Robyn. Available for purchase as a DVD or PAL video cassette. Most of the content is also available on-line here.
“Dances of Central Asia”. Soloing dancing by Robyn Friend. Available for purchase as a DVD. Most of the content is also available on-line here.
“Siegel & Friend — Mostly Live”. An audio CD featuring singing by Robyn Friend, with music from Iran, Turkey, and the surrounding areas. Available for purchase here.
“Yasar Turna”. Field recordings of our friend, the late Yaşar Turna of Arhavi, Turkey. He plays the Black Sea kemenche and sings. He is accompanied by Robyn Friend, Neil Siegel, and his daughters Ciğdem and Mine. 1986 to 1989. Available on-line here.
“Morteza Varzi”. Recordings of our teacher and friend, the late Ostad Morteza Varzi, master of Persian classical art music and the Persian kemenche. He is accompanied on these tracks by Robyn Friend, Neil Siegel, Margaret Caton, Massoud Modirian, and other Persian musicians. Recorded by Neil Siegel at various dates in the 1980’s. Available on-line here.
“Music of the Qashqai”. Recordings made in Iran in 1975 by Robyn Friend of the traditional music of the Qashqai tribe. Available for purchase as a 2-CD set here. Available on-line here.
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