Mohammad Reza Shajarian's Avaz in Iran and Beyond, 1979-2010

Mohammad Reza Shajarian's Avaz in Iran and Beyond, 1979-2010

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Mohammad Reza Shajarian's Avaz in Iran and Beyond, 1979-2010 is a comprehensive study of the legacy of Mohammad Reza Shajarian, the greatest living exponent of avaz, the traditional art of singing classical Persian poetry. Focusing on Shajarian's career after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the study includes a detailed examination of the landmark recordings that established him as a national and then global icon of refined Persian culture, artistic excellence, and courageous political resistance.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 236 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 566.99g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739172093
  • 9780739172094

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Revolution, War, and Music Chapter 2: Landmark Recordings Chapter 3: Around the World Chapter 4: Presently
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Review quote

Continuing in the novel style established in the first volume, the book draws together the perspectives of the artist-in his own words-and those of the authors, offering the most detailed social history of Iranian music since 1979 available to date in the English language. This is an immensely valuable addition to the literature and will be welcomed by anyone interested in Iranian music, poetry, and culture. -- Laudan Nooshin, City University London
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About Amir Koushkani

Rob Simms is a multi-instrumentalist and author of The Repertoire of Iraqi Maqam and co-author (with Amir Koushkani) of The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts. He is associate professor of music at York University in Toronto. Amir Koushkani is a performer, composer, arranger, and instructor of the traditional Persian stringed instruments tar and setar. He is a Ph.D candidate in ethnomusicology at York University, Toronto.
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