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Music of the Bards From Iran
Haj-Ghorban Soleimani
Music of the Bards From Iran
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Ostad Soleimani is a father figure to many of the musicians of Iran. Many believe that he is one of the most important artists in Iran. He is a bakhshi from Khorasan and he lives as a farmer in a small village close to Gho...  more »

      
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All Artists: Haj-Ghorban Soleimani
Title: Music of the Bards From Iran
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Kereshmeh Records
Release Date: 10/31/1995
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Middle East, Iran
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 786417010626

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Ostad Soleimani is a father figure to many of the musicians of Iran. Many believe that he is one of the most important artists in Iran. He is a bakhshi from Khorasan and he lives as a farmer in a small village close to Ghouchan. This recording was made by a group of engineers and musicians at his home using the state of the art digital multitrack recorders. You can expect something very new from this compact disk. The tradition of this music goes back a few thousand years, however, unlike many other traditional music, it is played with an amazing ferocity and yet the expressions are very refined. The music demands your attention which we hope will be rewarded by very subtle and profound emotions.
 

CD Reviews

Simple, sweet and unbelievably touching!
09/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ustad Soleimani shows his true mastery at the art of playing Dotar.His powerful yet simple vioce magically,takes one to a mystic journdy back to the small villages of Iran, to its simple and kind inhabitants . His graceful voice almost instantly touches one's heart. His performance brought tears to my eyes. This recording which was done, in his village, where he resides, is truly a work of art. It is able to express feelings, a sophisticated orchestra could not. To all those who have an appreciation for the rich Persian culture, i would highly recommend this album. You will listen to it over and over and over agian. This simple man is truly a national treasure!"
Soaring
Eric | United States of America | 11/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw Soleimani play in NYC with his son many years ago, and I was mesmerized during the entire performance. This wonderful CD is flawless and clear, a wonderful reminder of that exceptional evening and an accurate artifact of the skill and musicality of this amazing musician."
Awsome!!
Eric | 01/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"How awsome is it that an unknown village dotar (two-string instrument) player and singer finds himself featured on amazon.com and a guy from california writes him a review? It's pretty awsome. To find out what makes Ostad Soleimani leap from a village to the world stage (let's not forget his sold-out concert in Paris!), you should listen to his mastery of the dotar and his mesmerising, heart-felt, voice. Ahhhh.... just gotta love it!! He sings with such passion... almost running out of breath at the end of some of his chants... as if pleading with his last might to his lover. We see what "passionate" singing and artistary mean! Be one of the few (yes the few, the proud...) to own this jem and know of this national treasure.

Makes one wonder if this is the same music that inspired to lamentation and ecstasy Iran's great poets... Rumi, Omar Khayyam, Sanaii, et. al., all of whom came from the same region."