Navá Video 1

Nava: The Rolling Wave/Chahar Mezrab

Navá Video 1
John Manners

navatheband@gmail.com @ The Hooley! Team
January 10, 2020

Nava: The Rolling Wave/Chahar Mezrab

Date: Nov 2016
Duration: 2:44
View Count: 15648

Nava performing a live studio version of “The Rolling Wave/Chahar Mezrab”, a medley of traditional material from Ireland and Iran.

Paddy Kiernan: Banjo
Shahab Coohe: Santur
Shayan Coohe: Tombak
Niall Hughes: Guitar


Recorded at Volt Studios
Videography by Shaun Ryan

Navá is a group of young musicians exploring the relationship between the ancient musical cultures of Ireland and Persia. It is comprised of members of folk/bluegrass band Pine Marten: Paddy Kiernan and Niall Hughes, and Iranian born brothers Shahab and Shayan Coohe. Together these diverse musicians weave a beguiling tapestry of sound, ranging from Irish jigs and reels to Persian ‘dastgáh’, to original compostions and explosive improvisations.
“Listening to the cross-cultural blend of Navá one would think the two musical cultures of Persia and Ireland had been historically connected. They haven’t…until now. A pioneering musical collaboration.”
Carl Corcoran, presenter of ‘The Blue of the Night’, RTE Lyric FM.