Kambiz Pakan’s childhood listening to relatives playing the setar, a traditional Persian stringed instrument, left a great impression on him and later drove him to pursue a unique sound from the guitar. In 1985 while living in Istanbul he attended the international guitar festival, an event that spurred him to study music. He eventually moved to California and achieved a university degree from CSULB in ethnomusicology/flamencology with honors. Years of living in the cities of Granada and Jerez gave him a deep insight and perspective in the art of flamenco. Kambiz’s extensive travel enriched his musical formation and helped him acquire distinct harmonic versatility and extraordinary sensibility. He has performed on many prestigious stages in the USA, Spain, France, Portugal, Israel, India, Iran among others.