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.
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Simon Broughton introduces Iranian music
Simon Broughton with music from five regions of Iran.
Musician Haj Qurban Sulemani
Musician Haj Qurban Sulemani talks about his life.
Music in the West of Iran
Kayhan talks about music in the West of Iran
Simon describes the Persian flute.
Kayhan talks about the Persian flue and its use by shepherds.
Meeting Chengis Medipour
Simon is travelling across Tehran with Kayhan to meet Chengis Medipour.
Listen to the Kopuz
Listen to the Kopuz – a pear-shaped 9 string lute.
Devotional Kurdish Music
Devotional Kurdish Music on the Tanbur
Playing the Tanbur
The playing technique of the Tanbur
Playing the Kamanche
Simon is south of Kurdistan in Lorestan and encounters the Kamanche
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