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Music From Kurdistan

Posted in Iran, Kurdistan, Music by homeyra on December 20, 2006

You Tube Link

The Kamkars, a Kurdish family of seven brothers and a sister.

Update:

There is an old and strong tradition of spirituality in Kurdistan. Music is an important feature of the dervishes’ ceremonies. Daf, the percussion instrument, was rarely played in public till recent decades.

The kurdish music also suggests the majesty of the Kurdish landscape.

If this sounds boring, listen at least to the delightful duet at about 4.20 mn of the running time.

Next post: Ardavan Kamkar

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  1. peoplesgeography said, on December 21, 2006 at 4:20 am

    WOW … thanks for this cultural treat and musical interlude. Didn’t think to look up the Kamkars at YouTube. Quite the musical family. Very evocative, I’m downloading this for future listening pleasure.

  2. homeyra said, on December 21, 2006 at 5:04 am

    Glad you liked it. There is an old and strong tradition of spirituality in Kurdistan, and music is an important feature of the dervishes’ ceremonies.
    It also suggests the majesty of the Kurdish landscape.
    Btw how can you download it? I don’t see a download option on the webpage.

  3. peoplesgeography said, on December 21, 2006 at 5:35 am

    Quite right, I should have said post or bookmark it. 🙂

  4. AA said, on December 21, 2006 at 3:05 pm

    Beautiful!

  5. Bluebear2 said, on December 21, 2006 at 3:30 pm

    Very Nice – a far cry from most of the crap they put on the radio around here.

    Here’s something you may find amusing:

  6. homeyra said, on December 21, 2006 at 3:33 pm

    Hello AA, you are having too much fun with Max!
    LOL BB2!!! 🙂

  7. agent 99 said, on December 25, 2006 at 2:43 am

    That duet really seriously rocks.


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