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.

November 22, 2020

“Since I was born my ears have been filled with (Lawk w Hairan) singing and (Nay) music because one of my grandfathers was always singing and my other grandfather was always playing the Nay. At a young age, I was getting annoyed by hearing music and singing, but I really wanted to learn to play music. I started learning Santur at the age of 11 and after a while a started learning Persian music scales. Once I started learning the Persian music scales and forms, then I started appreciating how rich the Kurdish music is. Soon I stopped caring about Persian music and started working on Kurdish music. I have been researching on folklore in all of Kurdistan, especially Kurdish Mugham. I believe that one day we will collect all kinds of Kurdish Mughams such as Bait, Hairan, Lawk, Laile, Hora, Siachamana, and Wrda Qam from all part of Kurdistan and will be studied closely and will be preserved to represent the history of Kurdish authentic music.”