Welcome to Shirzad Sharif's Website!

Persian Percussionist, Zarb, Daf & Tanbur Performer

Shirzad Sharif was born to Iranian \ American parents and was raised in a highly privileged acclaimed musical family in Iran which has nurtured the likes of the Tar ("Persian Lute") Grand Master Ostad Farhang Sharif.

Shirzad was exposed to the intricacies of Persian classical music since early childhood and was fortunate to have studied the Tonbak drum under the supervision of Tonbak Grand Master Ostad Bahman Rajabi in Iran.

Shirzad has his own unique style which he learned from his grandmother and performs one of the oldest and most authentic styles of Persian drumming which was almost extinct & was strictly within the domain of the Qajar imperial court musicians of Persia.

He is largely responsible for restoring and preserving what is known as the Persian music & dance style rhythms. An extremely elaborate art form & body of rhythms, dances & techniques largely ignored over time which is considered a major contribution to art of Tonbak.

Musical Projects Information:

Persian Zarb (Percussion) Compositions

Alan Kushan (Customized Santur) & Shirzad Sharif (Zarb) - Avant Garde & Modern Persian Music

Amir Ehsan Aghaie (Tar) & Shirzad Sharif (Zarb) - Persian Authentic Music

Get to know & listen to Sacred Tanbur Maqaam Music

Get to know & listen to Other Musicians and World Music

Read All About Persian Gothic Music!

Get to know & listen to Persian Fusion Electronica (Som'ma)

Get to know & listen to Persian Fusion Jazz (Allstar Lineup)

Get to know & listen to Persian Sufi Music and Sufi Mystical Concepts

Top Awards and Highest Honors

Historical Persian Martial Arts:

Razmafzar Historical Persian Martial Arts

Historical Persian Martial Arts, Fitness and Healing Concepts

Armoury of Shirzad Sharif

Important Knowledge & Culture:

Secret Islamic rituals (Wazaif), prayers (Dua), practices (Amaliyat) & Talismans (Telesm)

Ancient Persian Wisdom & Mythology!

Read All About Celestial Persian Music & Shirzad's Research On This Topic!

Public Life & Social Media Information:

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