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Nava'i
Sima Bina
Nava'i
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Sima Bina is Iran's foremost folklorist singer. She has lived and traveled extensively within Khorassan researching and recording the ancient melodies of the region. She re-orchestrates them for her concerts using her own ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Sima Bina
Title: Nava'i
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Quartertone Records
Original Release Date: 4/14/1998
Release Date: 4/14/1998
Album Type: Live
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Middle East, Iran
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 786417100228

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Sima Bina is Iran's foremost folklorist singer. She has lived and traveled extensively within Khorassan researching and recording the ancient melodies of the region. She re-orchestrates them for her concerts using her own musical intuition and knowledge in order to enrich the original music with the variety and complexity that characterize her concert presentations. In this recording she presents arrangements recorded live at her 1995 concert in Vienna. Accompanied by the dotar, a two stringed traditional instrument of Khorassan, Sima Bina sings the lyrics of regional folk songs of the area - songs of love, life and mysticism interwoven with local mythology. Many of the these melodies often have a simple and plain character, something she also attributes to the wild flowers from the mountains of northern Khorassan.
 

CD Reviews

A masterful collection of folk music !
09/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sima Bina, after 20 years of silence, has managed to get everyone's attention fixated at the music of Khorasan, a part of Iran that had not recieved much attention in the past. She brings to life a melodious tale of people of Khorasan and their music in a series of recordings that this latest album is an awsome sequel to all the previous works! Way to go Sima Bina! keep up the good work!"