His father, Kaykhosro, is a noted musician and tanbur
and tar virtuoso who founded the Shams Ensemble in 1980 devoted to the development of modern classical Persian music.
According to Grove's Dictionary of Music, the tamburitza instruments all descend from the tanbur
, a longnecked, Arabian lute.
Alimatov's performance of a traditional melody on a long-necked lute called a tanbur
is probably the most stunning track on the 74-minute CD accompanying this book.
Some readers may find fault in Miner's reasoning when she argues against viewing the medieval Indian tanbur
as the sitar's prototype, giving the honor to the Persian setar (p.
Comprised of Michalis Cholevas (on the yayli tanbur
, tarhu, and ney), Giannis Koutis (on the oud and the guitar), violinist Michalis Kouloumis and percussionist Ruven Ruppik on the riq, darbuka, frame drums, and marimba, this ensemble promises a "colourful soundscape of both eastern and western music, which will include world premieres from the composers Vasilis Filippou and Andreas Tsiartas.
Besides demonstrating their mastery of the orchestral and keyboard instruments of the Western classical tradition, Anim students will draw on their homeland's own rich musical heritage, playing on traditional stringed instruments -- the rubab, sitar, sarod, dilruba, tanbur
, and ghichak -- and the tabla drum.
Shams Ensemble began touring the US in mid-March, stopping in cities such as Los Angeles, Washington, New York and Chicago for group performances of the tanbur
, an Iranian stringed instrument.
After the success of the Persian Music concerts that the foundation presented in 2014 and 2015, the Shoe Factory in Nicosia will once again host an evening dedicated to Persian classical music with a performance on traditional instruments -- tanbur
, ney, daf, percussion, tar, setar, oud and kamanche.
The nine-member group creates its music with the help of the tanbur
, a traditional Kurdish lute, the daf, a framed drum, as well as Brazilian musical instruments.
According to carvings and tomb paintings in ancient Egypt, tanburs
, instruments made by stringing line over tortoise shells, have been around for up to 4,000 years.