Also Kurdish Music & Kurdish songs, Persian songs & Music
Iranian music is quite rich in its own rights. Iranian music is thought to be centuries old and under its repertoire comes various genres including classical music, folk music and pop music as well. Iran has many ethnic communities and they all have different style of folk music.
Most prominent style of folk music is prevalent in the northeastern region of Iran called, Khorasan. Here, fascinating folk songs are accompanied by instruments like the double-reeded ghooshmeh, daiyreh drum, stringed dotar and wind instrument.
These songs feature kemancheh player Kayhan Kalhor and famous vocalist Mohammad Reza Shajarian.
Apart from khorasan music, western part of Iran, a stronghold of Kurdish population has its own unique Kurdish and Iranian classical music.
Most renowned practitioner of classical music in Iran is vocalist Mohammad Reza Shajarian. With experience of more than 40 years, he possesses unblemished performance, commanding tone and splendid sense of music.
Opera is also credited to originate in Iran first. Iranian pop music had its moments of glory before revolution in late 70s. Most famous pop singer was Googoosh. Other prominent singers and bands include names like Anastasia Tsioulcas, Chemiranis, Hossein Alizadeh, Kayhan Kalhor, Sussan Deyhim,Ensemble Sarband,, Niyaz, Pecheurs de perles, Madjid Khaladj, Masters of Persian Music, Mohammad Reza Shajarian etc.
Directory of Iranian Music, songs, mp3 downloads.
These are sites & cultural music resources which offer free Iranian songs, new releases, free Iranian mp3, movie songs, cultural folk songs, tribal music, Iranian music downloads online, lyrics databases etc. Some of these listed music sites or companies may offer them free while some may charge a small fee to register to download their songs or mp3s. Always read their terms & conditions. Feel free to suggest us good, clean song & music resources.
persia.org/audio.html – Offers a collection of Iranian and Persian Music
iranian.com/ – Browse a collection of New Iranian songs and music online.
iranmelody.com/Music/ – Listen, download or buy New Iranian songs and musc. Includes Iranian children’s music.
Kurdish Songs & Music
sanandaj.com/music/ – Learn about Kurdish Music & songs.
kurdland.com/main/music/default.asp – In the music section you will find Kurdish music and songs from Kurdish singers & musicians, real audio files, mp3 files, Kurdish MIDI files, sheets music, lyrics and much more.