(1920 – 2008)
Haj Ghorban Soleimani was a celebrated Iranian dutar (دوتار) player and vocalist. He was also the pioneer of a new model of the ancient stringed Azeri instrument the gopuz.
Soleimani was born in 1920 in Aliabad, a small village in the north of Ghuchan in northern Khorasan. Of Turkish origin, he has lived all his life in Aliabad whose inhabitants are in majority Turkish speaking. A musician as well as a farmer, capable of singing in Persian and Turkish, Soleimani… read more
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