The Nowrooz Maqam
Researcher & Director: HadiAfarideh
Director of Photography: Hamid Najafi Rad
Editor: Hamid Najafi Rad
Sound Recordist: Ali Alavi
With Special Appearance of: Master GholamaliPoorataei, HadiPoorataei
Production Manager: AzamSadeghiMonfared
Production Manager (Mashhad): Abbas Ziaei
Transport: Mohammad Ramezani
Producer: Maji dGiahchi
A Production of Iran Documentary Channel, 2011
The Maqaami music, aka Maqaam, is a form of traditional music found in the Middle East & Central Asia.
This music could be divided into four major types of Persian, Iraqi, Turk, & Azeri.
In 2003, The United Nations declared the Maqaami Music a vocal masterpiece & a spiritual heritage of humanity. In Iran, the Khorassan Province’s Maqaami Music has been internationally registered by UNESCO.
In this documentary, we’ll get to know more about a famous figure in Persian Maqaami music who lives in TorbatJaam, Khorassan Province, in the eve of Persian New Year -Nowrooz.