Humans of Kurdistan
The "Humans Of Kurdistan" project aims to present the cultural diversity of the country. A look at the faces but also the stories that lie behind each of them.

October 7, 2020

“Ever since I have opened my eyes, I have followed my father’s passion and love for learning music, especially playing Saz because he had several instruments and he let me play them from time to time. When I turned eight years old, my father took me to a music teacher and for the first time I was introduced to the Keyboard; that teacher taught me all about music notes. When I was fourteen, I wanted to learn to play Tar, and so I asked another teacher to learn playing Tar. For about six years, that teacher taught me about Tar, and Kurdish and Persian music scales.”

“I finally joined Zhi music group; I started playing music with a group and as a profession. I was the only female Saz player in the group. Many people found this odd and talked about me, but all of my family, and especially my father were very supportive of what I was doing. They encouraged me to continue because they knew music was a part of my life.
We conducted many concerts around the country in order to further progress Kurdish music. We also participated in Fajr Festival in Tehran. All while I was learning how to sing and in Urmia under the instructions of another teacher.
Apart from music, I study Masters in diseases caused by microbes and I work at a diagnosis lab.”