Sitar which is considered an Indian
musical instrument has its roots in Iran and has
undergone transformation as a result of the influence of
Indian music. Its name is Iranian and its playing manner
is close to that of the Iranian instruments, announced
secretary of the fifth festival of Navahi-Maghami (a
type of folklore) music.
He believes that due to Iran’s interactions with its
neighboring countries, such as Saudi Arabia,
Afghanistan, and Turkey, many of the Iranian instruments
have traveled abroad, adopting themselves to their new
“An Indian music researcher, Dr. Marsha, is planning
to come to Iran to carry out some research on the
sources of sitar and the influence of the Iranian music
on the Indian one,” he added.
The festival will be accompanied by ceremonies to
commemorate the Navahi-Maghami music players of various
regions of Iran who have passed away this year. An
exhibition of different Navahi-Maghami instruments, CDs,
and photos will also be set up.