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Ali Ghamsari (IRN)

Ali Ghamsari

Ali Ghamsari (IRN)

Ali Ghamsari (IRN)Ali Ghamsari is a Tehran-based musician, composer and scholar-professor of Persian music theory. He plays setar, divan sazı (both long-necked lutes) and guitar but his main instrument is the tar. This waisted, long-necked lute is central to the Persian instrumental cosmos. He brings to tradition, fresh approaches to fusing traditional radif (melodic figures) and other traditions – notable examples being western classical and new music.

 

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