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Khorosan to Kurdistan

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 29 December 2001

In the second of his two programmes from Iran, Simon Broughton travels from Khorosan in the east to Kurdistan in the west to meet some of the leading musicians from the rural areas. These local virtuosos are celebrated at home and heard for the first time on radio in the UK.

Music and featured items

20 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Simon Broughton introduces Iranian music

    Simon Broughton with music from five regions of Iran.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Haj Qurban Sulemani

      Haj Qurban Sulemani Dutar music

      BBC recording on location

  • Musician Haj Qurban Sulemani

    Musician Haj Qurban Sulemani talks about his life.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Haj Qurban Sulemani

      Haj Qurban Sulemani Dutar music

      BBC recording on location

  • Music in the West of Iran

    Kayhan talks about music in the West of Iran

  • Music Played

    • Image for Flute player

      Flute player name and title unknown

      BBC recording on location

  • Simon describes the Persian flute.

    Kayhan talks about the Persian flue and its use by shepherds.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Flute player

      Flute player name and title unknown

      BBC recording on location

  • Meeting Chengis Medipour

    Simon is travelling across Tehran with Kayhan to meet Chengis Medipour.

  • Music Played

  • Listen to the Kopuz

    Listen to the Kopuz – a pear-shaped 9 string lute.

  • Music Played

  • Devotional Kurdish Music

    Devotional Kurdish Music on the Tanbur

  • Music Played

    • Image for Mohammed Amedi

      Mohammed Amedi Tanbur piece

      BBC recording on location

  • Playing the Tanbur

    The playing technique of the Tanbur

  • Music Played

    • Image for Performer and title Unknown

      Performer and title Unknown Tanbur

      BBC recording on location

    • Image for Ali Akbar

      Ali Akbar Praise to the Sun

      BBC recording on location

  • Playing the Kamanche

    Simon is south of Kurdistan in Lorestan and encounters the Kamanche

  • Music Played

    • Image for Mohamad Bajlavand

      Mohamad Bajlavand Kamanche piece

      BBC recording on location

    • Image for Mohammed Bajlavand and Kayhan Kalhor

      Mohammed Bajlavand and Kayhan Kalhor – an improvised duet on Kamanche

      BBC recording on location

  • Traditional music of Iran

    Traditional music of Iran

  • Traditional music of Iran

    Traditional music of Iran

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