Monday, 10 June 2013

Folk Music from Bojnoord, North Khorasan, Iran - Cassette published in Iran end 1980s or beginning of 1990s


Chaharomin Djashnvareh Mousiqi Fajr 
(4. Fajr Music Festival)
Folk Song - Bojnoord
(Bojnoord Mahali)

Beautiful recordings of music from Bojnoord in North Khorasan. Mostly bards (Bakhshis) accompanying themselves on the Dotar. American edition of a cassette originally published in Iran. See here a cassette of Turkmen music from the same festival we posted recently.


"Bojnurd (Persian: بجنورد) is the capital city of North Khorasan province, Iran. It is about 701 km from Tehran. At the 2006 census, its population was 172,772, in 44,217 families. It is also spelled Bojnūrd, Bujnūrd, Bojnoord or Bujnurd.
The city is quite famous for its multicultural background. Many people speak at least 2 different languages including Persian, Tati, Khorasani Turkic, Kurmanci Kurdish, and Turkmen. Intermarriage between said ethnic groups is common.
The city is famous for its Turkmen horses and professional horse training centers. People from all over the world often come over to visit these highlights." 

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