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Encyclopedia > Sima Bina

Sima Bina (Born in 1944 Birjand) is a master of Persian classical music and Iran's top researcher, singer and song-writer of Iranian Folk music. Birjand is the central city of the South Khorasan province in east Iran, known for its saffron, rug and handmade carpet exports. ... Moosiqi Asil or Persian music is the traditional and indigenous music of Persia and Persian-speaking countries: musiqi, the science and art of music, and moosiqi, the sound and performance of music (Sakata 1983). ... Figurines playing stringed instruments, excavated at Susa, 3rd millennium BC. Iran National Museum. ...


After graduating from Tehran University in 1969, majoring in Arts, Sima Bina continued and completed her studies with master Abdollah Davami, one of the most learned authorities on Persian music. The University of Tehran (دانشگاه تهران in Persian), also known as Tehran University, is the oldest and largest university of Iran. ... Abdollah Davami Abdollah Davami (1891 – 1980) was an Iranian musician and singer of traditional Iranian music. ... Moosiqi Asil or Persian music is the traditional and indigenous music of Persia and Persian-speaking countries: musiqi, the science and art of music, and moosiqi, the sound and performance of music (Sakata 1983). ...


Her main focus is Iranian folk music. Bina has been able to gather and revive a collection of almost forgotten Iranian folk songs and melodies. A captivating vocalist, Sima Bina is one of the leading exponents of the traditional music of Khorasan. For decades she has done extensive research on Persian folk songs, collecting, recording, writing and re-interpreting popular regional music. Her works cover the whole spectrum of Iranian folk music namely Mazandarani music, Kurdish music, Turkmen music, Baloch music, Lor music etc. Khorasan (Persian: خراسان) (also transcribed as Khurasan and Khorassan; Horasan in Turkish) is a region located in eastern Iran. ...


Since 1993, Sima Bina has been invited to present her collection of Persian folk songs in festivals all over the world, including "97 Världen I Norden" in Norway, "99 WDR Weltmusik Festival" in Bonn/Germany.


Due to her devotion and dedication to the Iranian folk music, Sima Bina can now see the materialization of thirty years of meticulous work by making her music known worldwide.


External links

  • Sima Bina: Official website
  • More Iranian Music of the past 70 years


 
 

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