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Big World Band

There's a new band in town with a bold name - but an appropriate name. They're called the Big World Band. It's a string band whose membership illustrates just how big the world is and just how much of it can be found in one form or another right here in BC. When you listen to the Big World Band, you are hearing instruments from many countries: Iran, Saudi Arabia, China, Spain, Turkey and India. Almost all of them are relatives of the lute. The Big World Band is the brainchild of two composers, Farshid Samandari and John Oliver, and the band will stage its debut concert this coming Friday evening in Vancouver. Farshid Samandari came by the NXNW studio to tell guest host Paolo Pietropaolo about how this motley crew of string aficionados came together.
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