Arash Zangeneh

Arash is one of the founders of the Sufi Art Group who was born in Tehran in 1976. He is a researcher, composer, writer and teacher whose work draws on Sufi traditions and Persian folkloric music from regions with the goal of preserving art and culture of love and devotion. 


Arash graduated with a Degree in Fine Arts from University of Science and Cultural in Tehran 2004 and with academic background in Sociology at the Southbank Institute of Technology (TAFE Queensland), and since then he has continued to extensive research on the positive effects of music in the immigrant community as well as Music therapy workshops.

2015 Qualified teaching and training, Livingston Institute of Vocational Training –Australia

2014-15 Advanced Level of Community Education and Sociology, Southbank Institute of Technology – QLD Australia

2014 Qualified working sustainably with diverse cultural students, Southbank Institute of Technology – QLD Australia

1998-2004 Bachelor Degree, Major in Fine Art, University Science and Culture – Tehran Iran

1995-96 Apprenticeship in Art Management, branch of Cultural Management – Tehran Iran

1994-95 12 years Diploma of Fine Art in FARABI College of Arts – Tehran Iran

Fields of activity:

Arash’s interest in world music was ignited by his participation in the Oriental Music Exchange (Tajali Program) in India sponsored by the Iranian Cultural Attaché in New Delhi in 2000. In the same year his recording with the great female mystic Abida Parveen, and the recording project Rumi in the Land of Khusrau in honour of Jalāl ad‐Dīn Muhammad Balkhī and Amir Khusrau Dehlavi in India, also inspired his passion for devotional music.

He has been rising up in the field of world music after tuning his focus on the path of fusion since 2000. Hence, his products in terms of both performance and recording has transferred to this area in the most recent years such as musicianship in Diaspora Ensemble and the Mystery of Creation.

Faces Of Love 
April 2016 Tour

Mehr Ensemble



Weaving intricate lines of verse and melody, ornate instrumentation and layered vocals, classical Persian music ensemble Mehr creates a musical tapestry that is at once beautifully complex and strikingly simple.