• Best of Kudish Music

    3 Jul 2012, 21:36 by AZADIBOK


    1) Kurdish male musicians

    Let's talk today, neither about Kurdish female singers nor about Kurdish bands.
    Today we want to turn to Kurdish male artists - musicians who are mostly singers and instrumentalists in one.

    The previously most famous Kurdish musicians have been from Iran: Shahram Nazeri, Kayhan Kalhor or Ali akbar Moradi, just to name a few.

    Issa Hassan (born in Lebanon, now France) or the brothers Metin & Kemal Kahraman (Turkey / Germany) also are in the news.

    A living legend for almost all Kurds around the world also is Şivan Perwer, symbol of resistance against oppression and for a new cultural and language self-confidence of the Kurds. But considered musically, there are three fellow musicians, who perhaps even surpass master Perwer. How Şivan Perwer (b. 1955) they all come from Turkey and all of them are also gone into exile to Germany.

    Apparently the meeting with the German musical culture…
  • Ali Akbar Moradi, Iran's greatest living master of the tanbur

    10 Jun 2011, 08:27 by akbarnasr

    Photo By Pedram: Ali Akbar Moradi @ Shiraz University


    Ali akbar Moradi,(Kurdish عه لی ئه کبیر مۆرادی), was born in Guran of Kermanshah in 1957 and is the leading tanbur player of Kurdistan, Iran. He began playing tanbur - an ancient lute traditionally used in religious ceremonies - at the age of seven. At age of 12, Moradi began studying with tanbur masters such as Sayyed Hachem, Sayyed Mirza Khafashyan, Sayyed Mahmoud Alevi, Darvishi, Allahmouradi Hamedi, and Sayyed Vali Hosseyni. He gave his first recital in 1971 in Kermanshah. He was 30 years old when he completed the entire 72 maqams (modes) of the Kurdish tanbur repertoire, making him perhaps the only living artist with this knowledge. In 1973, he founded the first tanbur ensemble and began his touring career. In 1981, he began collaborating with the Kurdish singer Shahram Nazeri, and performed throughout Europe and North America. …