Saz (Setar and Baglama)

The Setar is an Iranian musical instrument. It is a member of the lute family, which is played with the index finger of the right hand. It originated in Persia before the spread of Islam. The Baglama is a stringed musical instrument. It is sometimes referred to as the Saz, it is also sometimes referred to as the “cura”, although the term “saz” actually refers to a family of plucked string instruments, long-necked lutes used in Ottoman classical music, Turkish folk music, Iranian music, Azeri music, Kurdish music, Assyrian music, Armenian music, and in parts of Syria, Iraq and the Balkan countries. Instruments resembling today’s Baglama have been found in archaeological excavations of Sumerian and Hittite mounds in Anatolia dating before Common Era, and in ancient Greek works.

Pete Namlook & Burhan Öçal – Sultan Osman

That turned out to be the most suitable disc – Sultan Osman, which is a very interesting symbiosis from different genres, where the advantage without a doubt can be given to ethnic and electronics. However, among other things, there is also some special mysticism in this album, especially when the texts are scanned in a monotonous voice under strange rhythms that seem to be approaching, then they are being deleted.… Read more

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Electronic creation with elements of oriental music and vocals of Bahramji itself (Bahram Pourmand) will appeal to all lovers of mysterious music in the style of enigmatics. Soft rhythms, mysterious voice, Sufi wisdom and love. … Read more