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September 20, 2006

Amir Koushkani's training in Persian music began in Iran , where he was introduced to classical Persian themes. At thirteen, he began formal musical training in Tar, under the tutelage of Master Darioush Peerniakhan. Two years after completing his four year program, he became instructor of Tar at the Centre at the age of nineteen. In 1991, Koushkani immigrated to Canada , where he continues to explore traditional music through composition and improvisation, focusing his energies on mastering Radif . The term Radif refers to a Classical Persian musical form, which has distinctive phrasing, style, and performance technique >>>
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