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Iasi Ensemble is an international musical-artistic ensemble, created by the musician-composer Iasonas Psarakis in collaboration with music producer Nikolas Gkinis and a diverse set of musicians from India, Iran, Kurdistan, and Greece. They have received many awards from recognized international music and film festivals for their creations, compositions, and arrangements in the music & film industry.

The meaning of the word "Iasi" is healing and has its origin from the Ancient Greek goddess, Iaso. Iaso was the goddess of cures, remedies, and modes of healing. She was a daughter and attendant of the medicine-god Asclepius and was worshipped as the goddess of recovery in the temple of Amphiaraus at Oropus.

The name of our debut music album, "Astris," comes from Greek mythology. Astris was a star-nymph; the daughter of the Greek sun-god, Helios, and wife of the Indian river-god, Hydaspes. She symbolizes the sacred marriage of two different cultures and histories. Similarly, elements of Indian Classical Music, Persian Classical Music, Sufi Music, Ancient Greek Music, Baul, and New Age Music have been meticulously harmonized to create an original and unique music genre. An ethereal painting where one is enriched by the dissolving of boundaries and the surrender of cultures to a new multicultural rebirth that expands beyond limited world views. The album has been honored with the Silver Medal at the Global Music Awards 2023 in California, USA.

Music Composer: Iasonas Psarakis
Music Producer: Nikolas Gkinis
Music Arranger: Iasonas Psarakis & Nikolas Gkinis
Vocals: Ayu Shi, Mokhtar Aslani, Rituparna Banerjee, Ilaa Ma
Sitar, Esraj, Setar, Bulgari, Turkish Rebab, Baglamadaki, Didgeridoo, Throat Singing: Iasonas Psarakis
Iranian Ney: Bahram Deyjour
Indian Tabla: Ricky Chakraborty
Synthesizer: Nikolas Gkinis
Kurdish Tanbour: Ador Hooyar
Dubki: Rubel Bhattacharya

Album Art & Design: Rija Yousuf
Poets & Lyricists: Hafez, Lalon Fakir, Mokhtar Aslani
Mastering & Mixing: Nikolas Gkinis – Groova Studio (Athens, Greece)
Music Label: Hihiri Pipiri Transcultural Sound Transmission
Sound Engineering-Recording:

Nikolas Gkinis – Groova Studio (Athens, Greece)
Neel Sarkar – Studio Chilekothaa (Santiniketan, India)
Mohammad Nosrati – Korshid Ahang Studio (Tehran, Iran)
Sanjay Khyapa – Jungle Studio (Santiniketan, India)
Sandipa Sarker – Dhaaron Studio (Kolkata, India)
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