Category Archives: Persian music

Persian Oud – Barbat

by Majnuun Music & Dance on August 16, 2013, no comments

I’m not sure if you were aware of this but the Oud was used in Iran many years before it was used in Arab countries. It was called the Barbat in pre-Islamic times. The Oud was originated somewhere in greater Iran, the lands that encompass the ancestral lands occupied at one time by Iranian tribes. […]

Persian Music – Unraveling the Mystery

by Majnuun Music & Dance on August 8, 2013, 2 comments

The Foundation of Persian Music In Persian music, we have a cannon of sorts that every Persian musician studies after mastering the basics of her instrument of choice. That cannon is called the Radif. The word basically means ‘order’, ‘line’, or ‘row’. There are many versions of the Radif that have been passed down from […]