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Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 8:47 p.m. PST

Sisters Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat,of whom I must confess total ignorance until an hour ago,when I heard a documentary about persecuted musicians around the world, on the BBC World Service, "Dying For a Song". I've been hunting down their music since. Try a sample.

Mahsa:

https://youtu.be/9IY9DE12JZg


Marjan:

https://youtu.be/9-XkiEaichQ

If you would like to hear Mahsa being interviewed, the documentary can be found here:

link

"They believe a woman's voice should not be heard by men".

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 9:56 p.m. PST

Here they are together,in a live performance:

https://youtu.be/jTtoYt8B-vY

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 12:47 p.m. PST

Very nice, thanks Hafen.

I must say, while the singing is very nice, the Ney player that starts them off is brilliant! It's a difficult instrument to get a good tone out of. Similar to Shakuhachi but with a weirder way to get the tone.

For lessons:

YouTube link

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 1:59 p.m. PST

Interesting. Doubt I'll be trying it,though. I've got clarinet and bagpipes sitting there,looking at me accusingly .

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