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Biography

The Kâmkârs (Kurdish: Kamkaran, Persian: کامکاران) are a musician's family of originally seven brothers and a sister, all from the city of .

The Kâmkârs are one of the leading musical ensembles in todays Kurdistan as well as in todays Iran. Their repertoire ranges from the vast array of traditional Kurdish and Persian music with its poignant, entrancing melodies and uplifting high energy rhythms to the Kurdish and Persian classical music.

The repertoire of Kurdish music is richly diverse and deeply-rooted in the ancient history and culture of its proud and passionate people. It speaks of epic tales and wars, romantic love, and recounts ancient myths and stories of national and religious heroes, some of which date back to thousands of years to the time of the ancient Medes (the ancestors of the Kurds).

The group has performed numerous concerts around the world, including their performance at the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring Shirin Ebadi.

The 8 founding members of this famous musiscian-family are (in kurdish spelling):

* Hoşeng Kamkar - (serperişt û awazçêker)
* Bîjen Kamkar - (yekem dengbêj û jenyara def, dehol, rubab)
* Peşeng Kamkar - (jenyar a sentûr)
* Qeşeng Kamkar - (jenyar a sêtar)
* Erjeng Kamkar - (jenyar a tunbek)
* Erselan Kamkar - (jenyar a berbet, ûd û vîolon)
* Erdeşîr Kamkar - (jenyar a kemançe û qeyçek)
* Erdewan Kamkar - (jenyar a sentûr)

The actuall 14 members are (in english spelling):

- Hooshang Kamkar - (director and composer of the group)
- Bijan Kamkar - (lead singer and Tar, Rubab, Tombak, Dohol and Daf player)
- Pashang Kamkar - (Santoor player)
- Siawash Kamkar - (Composer)
- Arjang Kamkar - (Tonbak player)
- Arsalan Kamkar - (Barbat, Oud and Violin player)
- Ardeshir Kamkar - (Kamancheh and Ghaychak player)
- Ardavan Kamkar - (Santoor player)
- Ghashang Kamkar - (Setar player)
- Saba Kamkar - (vocalist)
- Hanna Kamkar - (Daf)
- Neyriz Kamkar - (Tar player)
- Maryam Ebrahimpour - (vocalist)
- Omid Lotfi - (Setar player)

Discography:

On lastfm playable albums are:
1. Kani Sepi → Kani Sepi
2. Chant of Drums → Chant Of Drums
3. Xak / Muzîka Senfonîka Kurdî → Xak

Not on lastfm playable but shown albums are:
4. Xoş e Hewreman → Nightingale With a Broken Wing
5. Living Fire → Living Fire respectively Living Fire,the
6. Agirî Zindo (Kurdish Music Concert) → Agri Zindow
7. Music from Kurdistan → Music from Kurdistan
8. Gol Nishan → Gol Nishan

Not on lastfm traceable further albums are:
9. Zardie Khazan
10. Baharan e Abidar
11. In Memory of Hafez
12. Shabahengam
13. Baraneh
14. Darya
15. Be Yade Saba / In Memory of Saba
16. Afsaneh Sarzamine Pedari
17. Owraman
18. Biabane Bikaran
19. Persheng
20. Khorshid e Mastan
21. Nashakiba / Singer: Homayoun Shajarian
22. Emshow/ Singer: Adnan Karim
23. Dar Golestane / Singer: Shahram Nazeri

Homepage: http://www.kamkars.net

Further sites are:
http://www.mirbotan.com/sanatci-hayati-amp-biyografi/157736-kamkaran.html
http://ku.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kamkaran&variant=ku
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kamkars

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