Haj Ghorban Soleimani

Music from the Bards from Iran
Haj Ghorban Soleimani
Kereshmeh KCD-106


  1. Gerâili
  2. Jabbâr
  3. Garacheh Bâyer
  4. Tajnis
  5. Zârenji Hossein Yâr
  6. Allâh Mazâr
  7. Zolfaghâri
  8. Shâh Khatâ'i
  9. Ja'far-Gholi
  10. Bâsh Nâder Yoli
  11. Doshormeh Nâder Yoli
  12. Bâsh Hossein Yâr
  13. Armana Sosi, Dornâ
  14. Nâlesh
  15. Hâjigholagh

Performers: Haj Ghorban Soleimani (dotâr, vocals), Alireza Soleimani (dotâr)

Playing time: 61'16"

Recording date: October 1994

This tradition is specifically from Northeast Iran, although it is similar in outline to the dotâr centered in Uzbekistan and extending into Chinese Sinkiang. It has few practitioners today. The recital is almost hypnotic in its instrumental ostinato effects, and includes epic lyrics in Turkish, Persian & Kurdish.

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T. M. McComb