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The Music of Persia

A wondrous legacy

The history of musical development in Iran dates back to the prehistoric era. King Jamshid of Persia, [Vivahvant (Sanskrit Vivasvant) is stated as the father of Yima Khshaeta (Jamshed) in Yasht 13.130.] Yam Kshatriya became later on Jamshed.] a mythological figure of Shahnameh, is credited with the “invention” of [Farsi] music. Fragmentary documents from various periods of the country’s history establish that the ancient Aryans “Iranians” possessed an elaborate musical culture.

There is a distinction between the science of Music, or Musicology, which, as a branch of mathematics has always been held in high regards in Persia; as opposed to music performance or more recently modern Muzik, which has had an uneasy and often acrimonious relationship

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Kalayo Music

World Music from the Philippines

Kalayo was formerly known as the Pinikpikan Band, a group of musicians who dared to be different and if you listen, you’ll hear influences of Sanatana, Jimi Hendrix and a range of New Age sounds. They are to the Philippines what Osibisa was to the UK, rebels and consequently pioneers.

Kalayo is a Visayan-Filipino word for “fire” which sounds more inspiring than Pinikpikan which translates to flogging a chicken; a horrid method of killing chickens before cooking. Kalayo is flame; be it yellow, blue, red, green or violet, the heat of their music will always make you feel hot and want more.

Officially formed in 1999, the band has made four music cd albums

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