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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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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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Nazeri warns about decline of classical Persian music

Nazeri warns about decline of classical Persian music

“I feel that people have been distancing themselves from the arts over the past year, and they are no longer inclined to get involved in these fields. Traditional music has been replaced with the so-called vulgar songs, which is a great pity.

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The impact of Iranian pride on symphonic music

The impact of Iranian pride on symphonic music

“The principles of improvisation are among the great achievements of the Iranian people. This achievement has to be preserved by the Iranians and they have to make sure that European music does not affect it,” Margarita Karatygina, deputy to Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory said.  

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Iran set to register dotar in Unesco

Iran set to register dotar in Unesco

Iran has been compiling files to register a number of its musical instruments with Unesco over the past year as intangible cultural heritages. It has finally decided to send the file for the “dotar” to this international organization. Two other countries may share the registration with Iran.

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