Thursday, January 2, 8944

Sima Bina (b. 1944)

Sima Bina (b. 1944 in Birjand, Iran) is a master of Persian classical music and Iran's top researcher, singer, and song-writer of Iranian folk music. She is currently living in Cologne, Germany.

Sima Bina - Folk Music

After graduating from Tehran University in 1969 with a major in Arts, Sima Bina continued and completed her studies with master Abdollah Davami, one of the most learned authorities on Persian music.

Bina has been able to gather and revive a collection of almost forgotten Iranian folk songs and melodies. A captivating vocalist, she is one of the leading exponents of the traditional music of Khorasan. For decades Bina has done extensive research -- collecting, recording, writing and re-interpreting popular regional music. Her works cover the whole spectrum of Iranian folk music including Mazandarani music, Kurdish music, Turkmen music, Baloch music, and Lor music.

Since 1993, Bina has been invited to present her collection of Persian folk songs in festivals all over the world.

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