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Kayhan Kalhor


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Tehran, Iran (1963 – present)

Kayhan Kalhor (Persian: كيهان كلهر), born 1963, is an Iranian player of Kurdish descent.
Kayhan Kalhor was born in Tehran, Iran. He began studying music at seven years of age. By age thirteen he was playing in the National Orchestra of Radio and Television of Iran. Continuing his music studies under various teachers, he studied in the Persian radif tradition and also travelled to study in the northern part of Khorasan province, where music traditions have Kurdish and Turkic influences as well as Persian. At a musical conservatory in Tehran around age 20 Kalhor worked under the directorship of Mohammad Reza Lotfi who is from Gorgan. Kalhor also travelled in the northwestern (Kurdish) provinces of Iran. He later moved to Rome and Ottawa to study European classical music.
Kayhan Kalhor has a wide range of musical influences, he uses several musical instruments, and crosses cultural borders with his work, but at his center he is an intense player of the Persian Kamanche. In his playing Kalhor often pins Persian classical music structures to the rich folk modes and melodies of the Kurdish tradition of Iran.

Kalhor has composed works for, and played alongside, the famous Iranian vocalists Mohammad Reza Shajarian (see Masters of Persian Music) and Shahram Nazeri. He has also composed and performed with the Indian sitar player Shujaat Husain Khan, the two forming a ghazal group and publishing several albums.


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  • xlibaba

    ۳۲ دقیقه؟ واقعا انتظارت اینه که بعد سه سال که تو ایران آلبوم دادی ازین راضی باشیم؟ کنسرت هم که نمیذاری.

    15 Jan 3:04pm Reply
  • numb_dumb

    استاد مخاطب رو کیر خودت فرض کردی در اثر اخیرت- لایه های تاریکی ؟

    10 Jan 7:36am Reply
  • Sin_for_Blood

    His music is the voice of God.

    17 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Giantroamxr2

    به خدا وصلی

    2 Jul 2014 Reply
  • chavosh_e

    استاد خرابم کردی که خدا خرابت نکنه. نکن با من این کارو نکن

    21 Nov 2013 Reply
  • noeuropaaqui

    His music is the voice of God.

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • shabzadeh

    اگه بخوای من بهت میدم استاد

    26 Aug 2013 Reply
  • roahny

    @AmirShahbazi: are you serious?

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • nooshin63

    وقتی می گن کیهان کلهر، شش بار بزنید به تخته

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • metatemeta


    15 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Akayz7

    Stunning player...

    3 Jun 2013 Reply
  • amirhnoor

    بنده به شخصه حاضرم شل کنم تا شما آلت قتاله تون رو تا دسته بکنی تو من

    2 Jun 2013 Reply
  • katybdi

    این آلت قتاله چیه دستت؟ [7]

    30 May 2013 Reply
  • gryphiz


    24 Apr 2013 Reply
  • fskhosro

    این آلت قتاله چیه دستتون استاد؟ 7

    2 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Alieh87

    [6] این آلت قتاله چیه دستتون ؟

    17 Mar 2013 Reply
  • immortal-well

    مست موسیقی شما ام الان استاد

    23 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Kreadeth

    [5] این آلت قتاله چیه دستت؟

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • siahpush

    این آلت قتاله چیه دستت؟ 4

    28 Dec 2012 Reply
  • noeuropaaqui

    Perfection! This guy is amazing. The concert in Lithuania was something divine.

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
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