Qolam-Ali Margiri, Abbas Samaai - Sheykh-e Shangar


Qolam-Ali Margiri, Abbas Samaai
Song Name: Sheykh-e Shangar
By: Qolam-Ali Margiri, Abbas Samaai ( غلامعلی مارگیری ، عباس سمایی )
Country: Iran
Song Local Name: شیخ شنگر
Album: Zar Songs
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Genre: Persian folk music , Iranian folk music , zār , ritual music , daf
Date Added: 10 Dec 2016
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Sheykh-e Shangar by Qolam-Ali Margiri, Abbas Samaai is part of folk music tradition in/by Iran. Folk Music of Iran is traditionally brother to some other region(s) in the world. If you want to listen to song(s) in the same genre or with the same root with Sheykh-e Shangar (or folk music of Iran), other than checking Iran you can also check music of Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan. From the top menu, first choose the desired region and then find the link from the map or country list.

Qolam-Ali Margiri: Daf & Vocal , Abbas Samaai: Vocal

"Iranica Online":
ZĀR, harmful wind (bād) associated with spirit possession beliefs in southern coastal regions of Iran.
In southern coastal regions of Iran such as Qeshm Island, people believe in the existence of winds that can be either vicious or peaceful, believer (Muslim) or non-believer (infidel). The latter are considered more dangerous than the former and zār belongs to this group of winds. Many varieties of zār are known, including Maturi, Šayḵ Šangar, Dingemāru, Omagāre, Bumaryom, Pepe, Bābur, Bibi, and Namrud (Sāʿedi, pp. 57; Interviews, 2007, 2009). Most types of zār are very dangerous and cause disease, discomfort, and at times serious illnesses for the victim. Everyone is subject to the action of the zār, but the poor and the deprived seem to be the most common victims. Zārs are also considered contagious; for example, when people love or hate one another, they can give their zār to those whom they love or hate. The belief is that one can never get rid of zārs, but can only come to terms with them to leave the victim alone. These beliefs are common to many areas in south and southwest Iran, including Baluchistan where harmful winds are usually called Gowat (‘wind’ or ‘air’).

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