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Iran folk music to debut in Ha Noi

Update: September, 23/2013 - 09:22

HA NOI (VNS) — The Iranian folk music group Homayoun will present several famous traditional Persian music pieces at a performance in Ha Noi this week.

The five member group play a variety of instruments including the tar (Persian long-neck, waisted string instrument), the kamancheh (Persian bowed string instrument), the tanbur (pear-shaped, long-necked string instrument), the tonbak (Persian goblet drum), the daf (Persian frame drum), and the santur (Iranian dulcimer).

Founded in 1994, the group has performed in Germany, the Netherlands and France. The group will hold their debut concert in Ha Noi at 8pm on Wednesday at the Ha Noi Opera House.

They will also perform at the Ha Noi University of Social Sciences and Humanities, 336 Nguyen Trai Road, at 4.30pm on Thursday; and the Viet Nam National Academy of Music, 77 Hao Nam Street, at 8pm on Friday.

While the debut concert is by invitation only, the two following shows are open free to the public. — VNS

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