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Musician Revives Chang



Chang: a popular string instrument of the ancient Persia


Teheran/New York (meaus) The Iranian musician Majid Nazempour has designed three variations of the Persian 'Chang', a string musical instrument resembling the harp.

He made the instruments from designs recorded in ancient pictures and manuscripts. "The new Chang has a beautiful oriental sound which is completely different from that of the harp," said the musician.

Nazempour, a renowned musician who plays the lute, hopes to use the new instruments in concerts held by Zaryab, the music ensemble he manages.

Chang, a popular string instrument in ancient Persia, was a recurring theme in many of the country's miniatures.  



© PROMETHEUS 131/2008

PROMETHEUS, Internet Bulletin - News, Politics, Art and Science. Nr. 131, May 2008