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  • n. a Persian musical instrument


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From Persian سه‌تار (se-târ).


  • Thankfully the power and conviction in her voice -- buoyed by surging percussion and swirling figures played on an Iranian lute called a setar -- carry her two self-released EPs, Paratrooper and Morning.

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  • The setar is a small, long-necked lute, which has, in the hands of Shaari, a variety of tones.

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  • And for the next couple of months, I'll be teaching a Texas banjo player how to play the setar.

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  • Experience the ancient and the modern, east and west, in the music of Mohsen Namjoo, a famed vocalist, composer and setar player who has been dubbed "the Bob Dylan of Iran" - and isn't afraid to step outside well-worn cultural norms Saturday,

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  • From Iran came master "classical singer" Shahram Nazeri, joined by his gifted setar player son Hafez

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  • Mohsen Namjoo, an Iranian artist, songwriter, singer, music scholar, and setar player, whose music is featured in the film, will also perform at the Capitol Hill reception.

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  • The musical highlights, though, were the regional folk artists and, for me, a concert by setar player Massoud Shaari.

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  • I've never seen them live, but on their recordings they summon both bracing sorrow and surprising ebullience with their radiant sound, creating driving unison patterns and occasional kaleidoscopic counterpoint with a dense tangle of instruments: oud, santur (hammer dulcimer), tar and setar (varieties of lute), kamanche and ghaychak (types of fiddle), and hand percussion.


  • The change in spelling -- and hence pronunciation too I gather because "star" is a single-syllable word whereas "setar" has two -- has also triggered a debate everywhere about whether the move was necessary in the first place.


  • Grammy-nominated composer and musician Hossein Alizadeh, a master tar and setar player, provides the haunting score.

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