Qashqai music to be discussed at Ataturk University

May 1, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- Iranian authors and researchers of Qashqai music Parvin Bahmani and Damun Shesh-Boluki will review Qashqai music in a seminar arranged at Ataturk University in Erzurum next week.

The Qashqais are people in Iran who speak a Turkish dialect. Qashqais mainly live in the provinces of Fars, Khuzestan and southern Isfahan, but especially around the city of Shiraz in Fars.
Made up of a number of tribes and sub-tribes, the Qashqai, as one of the country’s greatest tribes, earn their livelihood from farming and animal husbandry.
Shesh-Boluki believes that Iranian Qashqai music is different from that of other Turkish-speaking regions in the form of its performances and melodies.
Bahmani is scheduled to discuss the music of Qashqai women, the Public Relations Office of the Iranian Music Association reported on Friday.
The program is being arranged by Ali Kafkasyali, a scholar from Ataturk University and author of several books on the music and literature of Turkish-speaking peoples around the world including “The Iranian Turks”.
Photo: Members of Qashqai band Hava perform during a concert at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on March 3, 2011. (Mehr/Mohammadreza Abbasi)