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.

February 14, 2023

“I have been playing Daf for 14 years now. As soon as I started attending the university in Yazd city, I felt Daf was in my blood. So, while there, I went to a teacher, they knew I was Kurdish, and so they respected me very well. Additionally, I met a group of musicians, and we used to go to the hills and the mountains and play music there during the night, and some among us used to sing to our playing. I also joined a theater group and helped them for a couple of days while we had a play showing in the city. During my time playing Daf, I played along with many other instruments at different mosques, Khanaqa (Islamic abbeys), and cities of East, South, and North Kurdistan, as well as Iranian cities. I have worked for Kurdish, Persian, and Turkish singers and have participated in many Pir Shalyar ceremonies. I believe music is appropriate for every anytime, anywhere, whether you are sad, happy, or reminding yourself of God. Music is a road leading to another world.”