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Tanbur Festival Launched in Iranian Kurdistan

The first Kurdish Tanbur Festival was kicked off on Monday in Iranian Kurdistan’s Kermanshah Province.

Attended by nearly 70 famous musicians, among them dozens of Kurdish Yarsans, the event is being held in Banzalan village of Dalaho district.

Well-known Kurdish artists Shahram Nazeri and Keyhan Kalhor will also perform at the festival.

A fretted string instrument, Tanbur is an initial and main form of the tanbur instrument family, original of and unique to the Kurds. It is highly associated with the Yarsanism in Kurdistan.