Catalog no. QuarterTone Productions QTCD-1007


Composition and arrangement by Ali-Akbar Moradi

Vocals by Parvin Namazi
Setar, Bass Tar, Dohol by Ali-Akbar Moradi
Ney by Behzad Frouhari
Tombak by Behzad Frouhari
Daf by Ahamd Khak-teenat

Cover Design by Houman Mortazavi

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Alikbar Moradi and Parvin Namazi - Kurdaneh


Kurdish Music of Iran

Compared to other types of Kurdish music (such as Houreh, Houraman, Siahchamaneh, or the Kurdish tanbur music based on the maqams), this work is unique in its affinity with urban Persian traditional music which is based on the Radif. Throughout this work, Aliakbar Moradi has incorporated Kurdish melodies from different regions of Kurdistan and has utilized a variety of Kurdish dialects to be used for the poems. All the pieces in Kurdaneh are in Segah (one of the dastgahs of the Radif). The conscious use of the nuances and the form of Kurdish music in this work within the framework of the Radif is of special significance. In essence, Kurdaneh is a Kurdish interpretation of dastgah Segah.