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978-0-7391-7209-4 • Hardback • March 2012 • $121.00 • (£93.00)
978-0-7391-7210-0 • eBook • March 2012 • $109.00 • (£84.00)
Rob Simms is a multi-instrumentalist and author of The Repertoire of Iraqi Maqam and co-author (with Amir Koushkani) of The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts. He is associate professor of music at York University in Toronto.
Amir Koushkani is a performer, composer, arranger, and instructor of the traditional Persian stringed instruments tar and setar. He is a Ph.D candidate in ethnomusicology at York University, Toronto.
Chapter 1: Revolution, War, and Music
Chapter 2: Landmark Recordings
Chapter 3: Around the World
Chapter 4: Presently
Continuing in the novel style established in the first volume, the book draws together the perspectives of the artist—in his own words—and those of the authors, offering the most detailed social history of Iranian music since 1979 available to date in the English language. This is an immensely valuable addition to the literature and will be welcomed by anyone interested in Iranian music, poetry, and culture.
— Laudan Nooshin, City University London