Founded in 1997 by a group of Kurdish Ahl-Haqq (literally "Followers of the Truth") currently residing in Germany, the members of the Razbar Ensemble are natives of Hashtgerd, a town of predominantly Kurdish culture located on the outskirts of Tehran. Through an ongoing series of sacred music concerts in Germany, France, and other European countries, the Ensemble has dedicated itself to upholding the time-honored spiritual music and traditions of the Ahl-e Haqq, a mystical order founded in the 15th century by Soltân Eshâq. The Ensemble derives its name from the beloved saint, Khatoun-e Razbar, who was Soltans mother.
The Ensemble is truly revolutionary and unique in that it is the first Ahl-e Haqq group to feature both men and women performing together in a devotional context. Historically, spiritual gatherings of the Ahl-e Haqq were reserved only for men, and women were not even allowed to participate, let alone to sing and dance. The Ensembles pioneering spirit is a reflection of their firm belief in the material and spiritual equality of men and women.