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Hosna - Young Iranian Kamancheh player

Hosna - Young Iranian Kamancheh player

Hosna Parsa is a young Iranian musician who entered music school when she was 10 and started her musical activities in Vahdat Hall when she was 16. She later joined the Neiriz ensemble led by Maliheh Saeedi. It was then that she was invited to a festival in Austria and played the tonbak and kamancheh as her second musical instruments.

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Kamancheh - An Iranian instrument with lovely tones

Kamancheh - An Iranian instrument with lovely tones

Kamancheh is an Iranian musical instrument which is also played across the Orient. Kamancheh is called robab (an Arabic name) in the Arabic-language music book “Al-Kabir” written by Farabi who has referred to kamancheh as an Iranian musical instrument.

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Lady Mojgan Shajarian on the Int’l stage

Lady Mojgan Shajarian on the Int’l stage

Her father is a unique vocalist and the backbone of classical Persian singing. She accompanied him for long years as his graphic artist, designing covers for his albums until the “Shahnaz” ensemble took shape and she was able to show that she had inherited her vocal chords from her father.

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Art has no gender

Art has no gender

A lady vocalist of Persian song in Iran believes: “Art must not be viewed from a gender perspective, but an individual one; because in the field of singing, every person and gender has a different talent and vocals. The most important aspects here are the individual’s skills to make their talent work with practice, innovation, and self-confidence. These aspects are not linked to gender.”

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Taj Esfahani, Unique voice of Iran’s music

Taj Esfahani, Unique voice of Iran’s music

A strong, bold sound with unique trills are the characteristics of the vocal cords of a man who not only owns a style in Esfahan singing school, but he has his own style in the Iranian traditional music.    

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Music in Iran suffers from inherent patriarchy

Music in Iran suffers from inherent patriarchy

The leader of an Iranian women’s music ensemble says: “Music in Iran suffers from an inherent patriarchy. Most women musicians have tried very hard for their careers, but most men musicians are easily accepted simply for their gender.”

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