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Examining parts of original Iranian music with the talented singer Mahtab Arian

Today, a large part of our instrumental rows and music, including the corners and songs that have found their way into this place through our local music.  Many unknown and beautiful songs are at the heart of this type of music and with a glance one can understand the breadth and beauty of local music.

Music of different ethnicities in Iran

  The existence of musical instruments and their rhythm has existed for a long time in our Iranian culture and customs.  The role of music is prominent in most Iranian celebrations.  But the wedding, as the most important celebration among families, has become closely intertwined with music.  Cheerful and rhythmic music can help to make the wedding atmosphere more exciting and create a happy and pleasant environment.

  Local music:

  Among different Iranian ethnic groups, music has its roots and originality.  Music is woven into the veins and blood of Iranians, and most Iranian tribes have maintained an interest in local music according to the customs and rituals of their fathers.  Evidence of this claim is the popularity of local music in celebrations and weddings.

  Music in Khorasan region

  Rooted and original Iranian music should be searched in Khorasan region.  Where the connection of different cultures from Turks, Lors and Kurds to Baluchs and Kermanj is.  Khorasan music has taken its greatest influence from the climate and geography of the region and therefore is divided into two categories of plain and foothill music. The most prominent feature of Khorasan music is storytelling during music performance.  Epic tone and mythical stories have a special place in Khorasan music.

  Music of North Khorasan

  North Khorasan, which includes the cities of Bojnourd, Esfarayen, Shirvan, Dargaz and Quchan, is one of the regions where music of various types has a considerable presence.  In North Khorasan, Turkmen music is performed based on the poems of the famous Turkmen poet Makhtum Qoli.  In general, the music of this region is in Kurdish and Turkish formats.  Famous musical instruments in North Khorasan include: fiddle, sorna, dotar, dahl and reed.

  Local music and dances, Lorestan province

  Lori’s music is one of the sources of “radif” and radif playing music, an important part of which has also influenced the official music of Iran (radif) through fiddle and local fiddle playing.  Lorestan folk music is not so unknown;  But unlike many musicians in other parts of Iran, it is limited by the authorities and is usually performed on the “Mahour instrument”.  Lorestan music is divided into four sections: work music, ceremony music, wedding music and day songs music.  Lori’s songs, with all their connection to the roots of the Persian language, are not understood by all Persian speakers.  This music is delicate and complex in terms of performance.  It has a lot of theological richness and, most importantly, it has a militant and epic spirit.  The most important songs sung in Lorestan province are: “Shah Nomeh Khani” (Shahnameh Khani) which is one of the epic music and expresses generosity and bravery along with a painful history and is usually performed in “Chahargah”.

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