Sadollah Nasiri, was born in 1976 in Hanis, a small village near Sanandaj, Iran. He began his musical study at the age of 5 in the family, playing daf in the Khaneqah of Sheykh Abbas Kumayin. He was benefitted from his father's excellent voice and instinctively learned most maqams of Kurdish music. At 12 he studied general theory of music and began to play divan. By reaching 15 he composed the music to Daughter of the Sun, and received the prize for the best incidental music. Again at 17 he received another prize for the score of Mahpareh. By 2001 he had composed more than 40 scores, many of which were rewarded and honored on different occasions. His other prizes include those for singing, divan, and daf granted to him in the first and second Kurdish Music Festival. His other contributions include a score for the film Pendar (Leyla Mirhadi), songs for Cherike-ye Hauram (Farhad Omranfar), and music for a television theater written and directed by Q. Sadeqi.
He has wide concert tours in Iran and abroad, and has played in int'l fairs, and has contributed in Zhuan (collection of Kurdish melodies, by Saeed Farajpuri) and three divan collection. Although he is principally self-taught in music, he has been apprentice to some of great Haurami poets. He is the first to play and record the Persian classical music of 7 dastgahs on divan.
By the Artist
Composting new Gurani tasnifs on Kurdish ballads without being repetitious and imitative are the very aims of this collection. Its characteristic is the usage of Maqam Hure and reconstructing and old Kurdish tune largely attributed to Kolya people. Hure is the tune to which Ahuramazda is praised, and is one of the most famous of Kurdish tunes. Hure is originally related to the people of Guran, especially to Kalhor and Kolya tribes, of which the late Ali-Nazar Manuchehri was the greatest specialist.
Other features of the present recording are its use for the first time of Sanjarkhan, an old percussion instrument, as well as introducing Dilan, a three-string instrument innovated by my brother, Yadollah Nasiri.