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The music of Iran has thousands of years of history dating back to the Neolithic age as attested by the archeological evidence chiefly in Elam, one of the earliest world civilizations in the south western Iran.
The ambivalence of Iranian culture towards music may be seen in the context of what Darius Shayan has termed cultural schizophrenia: the contradictory nature of the two sources of Iranian culture, ancient Persia and Islam.
The role of women in music was restricted, though they were allowed to continue performing as instrumentalists though not vocalists.
www.iranian.ws /music   (536 words)

  Music of Iran
Iran has thousands of years of Persian culture and music (musiqi, the science and art of music, and muzik the sound and performance of music), which contributed a form of classical music called musiqi-e assil as well as countless literary and folk music traditions.
Music (muzik) is often denigrated in Islamic societies including Iran, and as a consequence music is often associated with non-Muslim and Muslim minorities.
Iran developed its own pop music by the 1970s, using indigenous instruments and forms and adding electric guitar and other imported characteristics; the most popular musician of this period was Googoosh.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/m/mu/music_of_iran.html   (1397 words)

 Music of Iran information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The music of Iran has thousands of years of history dating back to the Neolithic age as attested by the archeological evidence chiefly in Elam, one of the earliest world civilizations in the south western Iran.
Dastgah is the music of those who have a greater share of, or affect to be in possession of, refined taste and high culture and as such, in spite of its present popularity has always been the preserve of the elite.
Musical theatre in the form of Rohozi, whereby the covered pool in the middle of an inner courtyard served as a stage, is considered decadent by many Iranians.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/Music_of_Iran   (2069 words)

 the art of persian music - traditional music of iran
It introduces the reader to several important aspects of Persian music: scales, rhythms, and forms; the radif, a large repertory of music that provides a basis for improvisation and is the principal device of transmission and pedagogy; instruments, described in meticulous detail; the long though imperfectly known history; the relationship to other musics of Iran.
This point of view is one commonly found in Iran among the elite circles of Persian musicians and musicologists and focuses on a pure "art" music tradition, the music of the radif, performed within the context of a mystical purpose and philosophy.
The Art of Persian Music is accompanied by a CD of 12 recordings providing a wide-ranging survey of Persian classical music, including improvised and composed genres, a variety of instruments and samples of music recorded form the 1930s to 1988.
www.mage.com /art/pm.html   (5455 words)

 Arab Music in Khuzestan Province of Iran (Persia)
But the folk music of Khuzestan is still unknown and I hope this short article will help to the promotion of this important and special genre of music among those people who are interested in oriental music.
Alvaniyeh Music: This is the music of Arabs of Khuzestan.
Since in Alvaniyeh music, the singer mentions to the poets of the poems, therefore the name of many unknown poets have not been forgotten, particularly in villages that poor poets have not been able to publish their books of their works.
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 iran music
The classical music of Iran is in some ways similar and analogous to the classical musics of the Arabic world, Turkey and even India, but it is also a self-contained system more or less independent of its neighbors.
The history of Persian music in the twentieth century has seen the development of strategies for survival in the face of Western music, and these strategies often involved borrowing from those elements in which Western music is strong.
Persian musicians recognize this, for in speaking of their music they never fail to relate it to the great lyrical tradition of Persian literature and to Sufism, the mystical movement of Islam whose special home is Iran.
www.oud.gr /music_iran.htm   (697 words)

 Art In Iran / music
Music became associated with the religion and was an integrated part of the rituals such as
Iran benefited from the Western educational system and many students graduated from colleges and universities including music schools.
Persian music is rich in structure, comprising of melodic tones combined with colorful rhythms.
www.artofiran.org /music.htm   (2401 words)

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Music in Iran is contemporary with literature and poetry of great poets.
The music is generally non-rhythmic and in case a rhythmic music accompanies a verse; it only enters a section of the melody and remains detached in other instances.
In Iran, Abol Hassan Saba is considered to be the father of classical Iranian music.
www.iranyellowpages.net /en/about_iran/Culture/other/iranian_music.shtm   (515 words)

 Music of Iran
The music is intensely cinematic and is the closest you will ever come to listening to a movie.
Listening you will not only hear the various regions of Iran and the different music traditions to be found there, but you will hear the intense sadness and drama of some it’s most recent history.
The Nour(light)Ensemble is trying to discover and to recreate a musical aura shared by the East and the West, a common language which once perhaps existed in the history of music.
www.worldspiritmusic.com /Iran.htm   (1032 words)

 Echoing past fervor, Iran pulls plug on Western music - The Boston Globe
No more -- the official IRAN Persian daily reported yesterday that Ahmadinejad, as head of the Supreme Cultural Revolutionary Council, ordered the enactment of an October ruling by the council to ban all Western music, including classical music, on state broadcast outlets.
Music was outlawed by Khomeini soon after the 1979 revolution.
But as revolutionary fervor started to fade, some light classical music was allowed on Iranian radio and television; some public concerts reappeared in the late 1980s.
www.boston.com /news/world/articles/2005/12/20/echoing_past_fervor_iran_pulls_plug_on_western_music   (444 words)

 Khaleej Times Online - Iran caught between music and progress
Iran will not only have to use all its political energy and tact to sort out the matters and overcome the crisis, not just through negotiations alone, but also by keeping its own flock united-as should be the case for any nation in difficult times.
And music is not always music to the ears of the hardliners in Iran.
Iran must make more serious efforts to develop other sectors of industry and trade, as is being done by AGCC countries even as they are comfortably placed in terms of growth.
www.khaleejtimes.com /DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/comment/2005/December/comment_December23.xml§ion=comment   (725 words)

 Classical Music of Iran ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ten of the twelve model melodic patterns (dastgahs) are represented here, The classical music performers was originally issued on Folkways Records in 1966.
Ella Zonis Mahler's compilation of these Iranian classical music of iran is probably one of the twelve model melodic patterns (dastgahs) are represented here, in a variety of instrumental and vocal performances.
For the most part, this music is subtle and serene but I've found that I can't use this one as background music.
www.camphikegear.com /classical-music-of-iran-_B000001DI0.html   (217 words)

 Persian Music, Iranian Music at Best Iran Travel.com
It is possible that there was not a lot of difference between Babylonian-Assyrian music and Iran at that time and the Persian names of tabire (drum) and karranay (trumpet) may be derived from names of the Akkadian tabbalu and qarnu.
Sassanian dynasty cherished music as shown on rock carvings of Taq-i Bustan which are two types of harp, trumpet and drums.
We also know that specific modes of music were used at certain hours of the day, week, and month, each for a particular purpose as a part of governmental procedure.
www.bestirantravel.com /culture/music.html   (718 words)

 Iranian Music - past, present and, future
This conference was convened jointly with the Music Institute of Cologne University with the participation of renowned musicians and experts world-wide.
Ghassem Talebzadeh, an accomplished and renowned violinist, discussed modernity in traditional Iranian music and suggested that by deriving inspiration from folk and traditional music, the music of the time must be created and that it must catch the essence of the era it is written and performed for.
He told of the problems and difficulties that exist in Iran for any one who does not necessarily believe in the regime's ideology and that this was no different for the musicians and composers.
www.aciiran.com /Music.htm   (1313 words)

 Iran: National Geographic World Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From the country's centuries-old, courtly tradition of Persian classical music to its wildly diverse folk styles to a flourishing pop scene from pre-Revolutionary and young artists performing in the exile communities of Los Angeles and elsewhere, the music of Iran is alive and well.
While Persian classical music has become increasingly popular in recent years among mainstream North American and European audiences (in part thanks to the touring and recording efforts of such groups as the Masters of Persian Music), other genres are not quite as well known abroad to non-Iranian listeners.
Another important tradition is that of the Kurdish population based in the western part of Iran; the renowned Kamkar family, comprised of seven brothers and one sister who are the children of well-known musician Hassan Kamkar, have made excellent recordings of both Kurdish folk and Persian classical music.
worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com /worldmusic/view/page.basic/country/content.country/iran_344   (405 words)

 Freemuse: Iran: Women & music censorship
Sepideh had excellent exposure to many styles of music since her father was a radio producer and a friend of many musicians and singers.
The music of Iran has changed considerably in the past 25 years, which incidentally is the period of the Islamic Revolution and the establishment of theocracy in Iran.
The strong censorship practiced before the Revolution required the music to be void of any political messages, and most of the time pop music was the form presented on The National Radio and Television of Iran.
www.freemuse.org /sw6764.asp   (983 words)

 Art on Podium: Pop Music in Iran
The music that came out of Tanin studio had a fresh and innovative sound and was known as the fifties music.
It is important to remind that recording music in those days was quite a time-consuming, fastidious and delicate affair and this fuss was the key and secret to the immortality and eternal popularity of 50s music and bear evidence to the amount of work, precision and guts that went into producing those songs.
In conclusion, this experienced musician said that in essence pop music is drawing nations around the world closer to each other and the more time passes the more the language of pop music becomes international.
www.iranchamber.com /podium/art/020619_pop_music_iran.php   (999 words)

 Music Of Iran - Persian Music
Although it is particular to Iran, instances of it may be found in India and some certain Arabic and African countries.
The tanbur has always been considered a sacred instrument associated with the Kurdish Sufi music of Western Iran and it is believed that its repertoire is based on ancient Persian music.
The ghaychak is a bowed fiddle of the Persian folk music played mostly in the south of Iran.
www.iranmusic.tv /instruments   (1786 words)

 Iranian Classical Music
Iranian music has managed to sustain itself in recent decades, despite political suppression, and looks to be undergoing a burst of creativity.
The santur is a hammered dulcimer, similar to the santur used in Indian classical music (pioneered by Shivkumar Sharma), though of a brighter tone.
This performance is widely regarded as one of the greatest music concerts to be heard in Iran.
www.medieval.org /music/world/iran.html   (1301 words)

 Various Artists: The Rough Guide to the Music of Iran - PopMatters Music Review
As listeners hear the music of different countries, they are able to see beyond stereotypes and view other cultures in a more honest, intimate light.
The media is quick to describe Iran’s fundamentalism and antipathy toward the West; however, this new collection proves that the country is just as remarkable for its wide variety of rich musical traditions.
All of the music, however, is absorbing: the haunting melodies and intense, mesmerizing rhythms which surface throughout the album are sure to grab listeners’ ears and hold fast.
www.popmatters.com /pm/music/reviews/3402/various-artists-the-rough-guide-to-the-music-of-iran   (863 words)

 The Dastgah System
Like other Middle Eastern music, the music of Iran is modal in nature.
The daramad of Shur from Asheq'i peidast in Classical Music of Iran, Smithsonian Folkways 40039.
Gusheh Salmak from Asheq'i peidast in Classical Music of Iran, Smithsonian Folkways 40039.
www.duke.edu /~azomorod/dastgah.html   (678 words)

 Asia Society -
The classical music of Iran is based on the radif, a collection of old melodies that have been handed down by the masters to students through the generations.
The classical music of this region is usually performed by small ensembles of variable sizes.
In the music from this culture, traditional singing is the most difficult art to master.
www.asiasociety.org /pressroom/rel-shajarian.html   (1070 words)

 Persian Music Radio Broadcasting - Music Of Iran
Persian Music Radio Broadcasting - Music Of Iran
Listen to live Persian, Kurdish, Turkish, Pakistani, Indian and Arabic Music Radio Stations.
Access the largest Iranian Music Library with over 23000 traditional and pop
www.iranmusic.tv   (41 words)

 9.1 Azerbaijani Music in Iran - Garmon Player Rahim Shahriyari
To best understand the significance of Rahim's efforts, it's important to know that up until the Islamic Revolution took place in Iran in 1979, there were very few opportunities to perform Azerbaijani music there, despite the fact that more than one-third of the population (at least 25-30 million people) is of Azerbaijani descent.
Mixing Azerbaijani traditional musical instruments with symphonic and Western instruments is new, too, as is having musicians from North and South Azerbaijan perform together in Iran.
He was disappointed to discover that Azerbaijanis were listening to Turkish and Western pop music rather than Azerbaijani music; he's concerned that they will lose their own music.
www.azer.com /aiweb/categories/magazine/91_folder/91_articles/91_shahriyari.html   (2533 words)

 USATODAY.com - Iran's president bans all Western music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has banned all Western music from Iran's state radio and TV stations — an eerie reminder of the 1979 Islamic revolution when popular music was outlawed as "un-Islamic" under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Music was outlawed by Khomeini soon after the 1979 revolution; Khomeini claimed it was "intoxicating." Many musicians went abroad and built an Iranian music industry in Los Angeles.
Since then, Ahmadinejad has jettisoned Iran's moderation in foreign policy and pursued a purge in the government, replacing pragmatic veterans with former military commanders and inexperienced religious hard-liners.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-12-19-iran-music_x.htm   (736 words)

 Traditional Iranian Dastgâh Music [MESA Bulletin, July 1994]
TRADITIONAL IRANIAN dastgâh music, as fostered in the courts and the homes of the aristocracy, draws from many sources, including regional music styles, religious genres of melody and chant and popular songs that have been reworked by master musicians and their students.
The ascending portion of the dastgâh gradually increases emotional tension, which is released approximately two-thirds of the way through a performance at the climax (auj) and then resolved as the dastgâh returns to the original pitch level and mode of the initial melody.
Instruments associated with the performance of classical music include the târ (double-bellied, long-necked lute), santûr (hammered dulcimer), nay (end-blown cane flute), kamânchih (spiked fiddle), tumbak (goblet-shaped drum), sitâr (long-necked lute, usually played solo) and, to a lesser extent, dâyirih (frame drum) and `ûd (lute).
fp.arizona.edu /mesassoc/Bulletin/caton.htm   (1219 words)

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