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Rebuilding music in Iran

Masters turn to new generation

The Masters of Persian Music: Siamak Jahangiry, Kayhan Kalhor, Hamid Reza Nourbakhsh, and Hossein Alizadeh. The Masters of Persian Music: Siamak Jahangiry, Kayhan Kalhor, Hamid Reza Nourbakhsh, and Hossein Alizadeh. (Ali Boustan)
By Andrew Gilbert
Globe Correspondent / February 19, 2010

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The Islamic revolution that engulfed Iran in 1979 didn’t just sweep away the old political order. Under Ayatollah Khomeini’s strict interpretation of Shiite Islam, just about every form of music was banned, including the nation’s supremely sophisticated classical tradition with roots stretching back to Persia’s pre-Islamic Sassanian Dynasty. (Full article: 784 words)

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