CSI Arts


Kamkars, are at their best with Khayyam
May 23, '10 2:59 PM
for everyone
One of their latest concert in 2009 in Tehran. On three of Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat. 
The Kamkars (Kurdish: Kamkaran, Persian: کامکارها ), a Kurdish family of seven brothers and a sister, all from the city of Sanandaj, are one of the leading musical ensembles in Kurdistan and Iran today. Their repertoire ranges from the vast array of traditional Kurdish and Persian music with its poignant, entrancing melodies and uplifting high energy rhythms to the classical Kurdish and Persian classical music of Iran. The repertoire of Kurdish music is richly diverse and deeply-rooted in the ancient history and culture of its proud and passionate people. It speaks of epic tales and wars, romantic love, and recounts ancient myths and stories of national and religious heroes, some of which date back to thousands of years to the time of the ancient Medes (the ancestors of the Kurds)."[1]
The group has performed numerous concerts around the world, including their performance at the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring Shirin Ebadi.