Link to Ahmad Soufiani's March 29th Archive KGNU Radio show.  


Farabi Ensemble's lilting ornamented modal melodies, mesmerizing rhythms and gracefully articulated dance flow from ancient Persian traditions.


Our repertoire reflects several regions of Persia with six eight and three four rhythms, Eastern sounding modes, and asymmetrical phrases. 

Persian music and dance has breath-taking improvisational interaction, and includes intricate facial expressions and hand gestures that denote symbols from ancient stories.

The lyrics contain poetry from playful to poignant emotions.  


These elements add up to an embroidered tapestry of performance experience. 

Farabi Ensemble is the founding performing ensemble

of Farabi Arts and Sciences Institute, or FArSI. 

We are dedicated to serving the

 Front Range Persian community and beyond.

1.  Preserve Music and Dance

that is at risk of being lost

2. Empower communities by

learning ethnic music and dance

from live artists in our community

3. Annual Performance Calendar 


4.  Ongoing Classes for youth and adults to

pass along ethnic music traditions.


Ahmad Soufiani, tar, setar and vocals, Music Director

Mojgan Taherniya, vocals, Frankie Peyman, tombek, 

Meg York, woodwinds, Program Manager

Sina Goharjou and Zara  Sadeghi, Daf

Delsie Khadem-Ghaeini  Dance


Shahrzad Khorsandi, Dance Ethnographer,
Los Angeles 


Ahmad Soufiani, Mojgan Taherniya, Frankie Peyman, Meg York,

accompanying Persian Dance January 2017


 Sharhzad Khorsandi, Persian Dance Ethnographer,

FArSI Artist in Residence, based in Los Angeles, CA. 

L-R Meg York, Ahmad Soufiani, Guest:  Hamid Saeidi,

El Yesfi Samir (sound),

Guest:  Mehrdad Arabi Af, Guest:  Kaivon Tooloee,

Mojgan Taherniya,

Althea Spiritual Center, Denver, CO