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Friday essay: why traditional Persian music should be known to the world

Weaving through the rooms of my Brisbane childhood home, carried on the languid, humid, sub-tropical air, was the sound of an Iranian tenor singing 800-year old Persian poems of love.

I was in primary school, playing cricket in the streets, riding a BMX with the other boys, stuck at home reading during the heavy rains typical of Queensland.

  • Darius Sepehri
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I had an active, exterior life that was lived on Australian terms, suburban, grounded in English, and easy-going.

At the same time, thanks to …

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