THE RITUAL MAQAM OF THE YARSAN
> by Ali Akbar Moradi
Charles Cros Grammy Award
Monde de la Musique: SHOCK!
4 CD'S SET W 260110 SC894
RECORDINGS, TEHERAN - LINER NOTES, ALI AKBAR MORADI & PIERRE BOIS.
© MCM 2002
Ali Akbar Moradi, singing and lute tanbûr
This is the first recording of the ritual maqam of the Yarsan, a pure Kurdish religious trend rooted in the cults of ancient Persia. Yarsanism is born during the 11th century and is known also as Ahl-e Haqq: "People of the Truth". Up to now, these hymns performed with a lute accompaniment were sung exclusively during the mystic gatherings and were, therefore, unknown by the general public. Ali Akbar Moradi is a Yarsan Kurd from the region of Guran, in Kermanshah province. He is becoming one of the foremost masters of the Kurdish tanbûr in Iran. In these 4 CDs, he shares his religious devotion as well as an essential heritage of Middle-East.
See also: Ali Akbar Moradi W 260103