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A Musical Interlude: The Tar

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4Sa5foH_78?rel=0&w=480&h=390] Yes, well, maybe this is a gratuitous excuse to listen to one of our favourite Persian musicians playing our favourite Persian musical instrument. Parviz R. Panah is an ostad (that’s maestro to you) of the TAR, a strange double barrelled lute with three double sets of strings. It is very pretty and made…

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