Nowruz Khani among Lurs
Nowruz in Luristan is one of the oldest ceremonies which starts in March with Nowruz Khani [singing Nowruz songs], which promises the coming of the spring. Nowruz Khans were educated and cultured people who rode their horses in the villages and sang songs about coming of the New Year and did this until the New Year’s Day. Some people gave them a bowl of wheat, money or eggs as gifts.
Chaharshanbeh Suri - The festival of fire
Iran has had a long tradition of holding festivals, and Chaharshanbeh Suri is one of the ancient Iranian festivals of fire and a prelude to Nowruz. Many Iranian festivals have been forgotten during the course of history, but Chaharshanbeh Suri, on the eve of the last Wednesday of the year, is a night which, according to ancient Iranian rituals, people light a great fire that sometimes burns until dawn. They jump over bonfires and sing “[let] your ruddiness [be] mine, my paleness yours” to give their illnesses, problems and sorrows to the fire, and the fire gives them its warmth and ruddiness instead.
“Koocheh Music Festival ” in Bushehr
The first special program of the “Koocheh Music Festival” began in Bushehr yesterday, provincial capital of Bushehr Province, southern Iran. The show will go on until 16 March with the performance of folk music from around Iran. Last week also saw the celebration of Bushehri music festival on the occasion of Bushehr Day, accompanied by folk songs.
7th Fajr Fashion and Clothing Festival in 22 provinces
The 7th Fajr Fashion and Clothing Festival will run from 25 February to 4 March 2018 in 22 provinces. This year, the folk costume section of the Fajr Fashion and Clothing Festival will be held for the second year running in the capital and across the country.
Artist: Omid Behrouzian
Genre: Electro folk music
(Persia Digest) – This is a fusion of Luristan music with electronic music from the album Kassites. The kamancheh – one of the original instruments of Luristan - plays the main role here.
Baroon barooneh [It’s pouring] (music)
Artist: Rastak Band
Album: Hamey-e Aghvam-e man [All my peoples]
(Persia Digest) - Baroon baroonahe [It’s pouring] is a folk song from Luristan Province which has been performed by the Rastak Band with a new arrangement. Using most of the Persian musical instruments in this piece, together with the sorna, has created a colorful range of sounds.