Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Folk Music from Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan province, Iran - Cassette published in Iran end of 1980s or beginning of 1990s

Chaharomin Djashnvareh Mousiqi Fajr 
(4. Fajr Music Festival) - Vol. 4

Zahedan - Mahali (Regional or Folk Music)

Beautiful recordings from Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan province, Iran.


"Zahedan (Persian: زاهدان‎, also Romanized as Zāhedān, Zahidan, and Zaidān; also known as Zāhedān-e Yek; formerly known as Dowzdāb, Duzdāb, and Duzdāp) is a city in and the capital of Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 552,706, in 109,488 families. "Zahedan" is the plural of the Arabic word zahed meaning 'pious'.
Zahedan is located near Pakistan and Afghanistan, only about 41 km south of the tripoint of the borders of the three countries, at an altitude of 1,352 meters above sea level and at a distance of 1,605 km from the Iranian capital of Tehran. The most famous tribes in Zahedan include the Keikha, Shahraki, Mir, and Birjandi.
The Demographics of Zahedan's inhabitants are largely ethnic Baluchi who speak the Baluchi language and Sistanis who speak Persian sistani and yazdi, khorasani. There are also smaller numbers of Brahuis and Pashtuns.
Zahedan lies east of the Kavir-e Loot desert. The city was part of the historic region of Sistan (Persian: سیستان), situated today on the borders of southeastern Iran and southwestern Afghanistan. One portion is part of the Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan. The other portion is part of the Nimruz Province of Afghanistan."

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