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From: Hassan Abedini <simabina@netcologne.de>
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 19:02:26 +0100
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Dear Sirs and Dames,

we send you an e-mail to inform you about Sima Bina and her new musician group. Her new group contains only of great Iranian masters. For our tour-management it is useful to know if your festival management is interested in Persian Folk Music, played and sung by an Iranian Star for over 40 years. 

We would be glad to get in contact with you.

Sima Bina

Born in Khorasan, in the heart of a popular tradition, Sima Bina started her career on Iranian radio at the age of nine, under the direction of her father, Ahmad Bina – a master of Iranian classical music and poet who wrote many of her early songs. She studied the repertoire of learned music "radif" and singing technique with great masters such as Maaroufi and Zarrin Panjeh. She went on to acquire her own solo programme, Golhaye Sahraii (Wild Flowers), presenting a collection of folk songs and music from various regions of Iran, which is still remembered today.

After graduating from Tehran University in 1969, majoring in Fine Arts, Sima Bina continued and perfected her knowledge of radif with the highly subtle teaching of great Master Damavi. 

Since 1979, along with teaching Iranian classical music and vocality to selected students, Sima Bina has focused on doing further research on Persian folk songs, collecting, recording, writing and re-interpreting popular regional music, especially from Khorasan, her native land. By travelling to most remote places all over Khorasan, Sima has been able to gather and revive a collection of almost forgotten songs and melodies. She has thus gained a unique position in the history of Persian music.

Since 1993, Sima Bina has been invited to present her collection of Persian folklore songs in world festivals all over the world, including ´97 Världen I Norden in Norway, ´99 WDR Weltmusik Festival in Bonn/Germany, and the forthcoming Raza 2000 Festival on Khorasan Music in Utrecht/Netherland, Bruxelles and Gent/Belgium, Festival de Músiques del Món 2000 Barcelona/Spain. 

Due to her devotion and dedication to the Iranian folk music, Sima Bina can now see the materialization of thirty years of meticulous work by making her music known worldwide.

If you are interested in detailed information, leaflets and more, please let us know by 

e-mail:     simabina@netcologne.de

mail:        Sima Bina, Weißhausstrasse 22, 50939 Köln, Germany

phone:    Germany 221 - 522578

fax:          Germany 221 – 522579
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