Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Ali Akbar Moradi, Pejman Hadai|
Fire of Passion
Genres: World Music, Pop
Kurdish Tanbur Music of Iran. This is the truly masterful performance of the rare and sacred Kurdish tanbur music from Iranian Kurdistan. Moradi is without question the ultimate master of the Kurdish tanbur, which is the l... more »
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Kurdish Tanbur Music of Iran. This is the truly masterful performance of the rare and sacred Kurdish tanbur music from Iranian Kurdistan. Moradi is without question the ultimate master of the Kurdish tanbur, which is the long necked lute that was once used exclusively during the sacred gatherings of the Iranian sufis. It is a very lively and rhythmic music based on the traditional musical motifs of Kurdistan.
It's Kurdish! Only Kurdish!!
Rizgar | Sweden | 11/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
I am not so much preoccupied with nationalism in music, but sometimes it is necessary to reveal the truth about some fallacies like that of the previous reviewer.
The music on this CD represents Kurdish music in its most authentic form. It is the music of a Kurdish religious cult called the "Yarsan" or "Ahl-î Haqq". Followers of this cult have long been isolated and repressed because of their non-Islamic beliefs, and their music - which goes back to pre-Islamic times - has been practiced secretely for many centuries.. This tradition - both the music and the instruments - dosn't exist among Persians or any other ethnic group.
Muradî here presents an array of wonderful musical pieces, teqsîms and songs from a devotional ancient sufi tradition. He is known for his unriveled mastery on the Kurdish tembûr of Kirmashan (Kermanshah) region with its 72 meqams and rich repertoire.
This album may be easier to understand for the Western listener than his other albums. At times, the music is contemplative, and at times it's passionate revealing the deep sores of a long-suffering people.
Highly recommended for anyone interested in listening to one of the most ancient and deep-rooted musical traditions in the world!"
Night has come, winter is cold, sweetheart bring me my tambu
achdukleidustein | Vladivistock | 01/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is some of the most exciting Tambur music of Iran Kurdistan, but the top Tanbur player/singer of the mideast, recorded and mixed in the USA.
I listen to this whenever my heart needs lifting."