Numerous eminent authors like Ali-Farabi and Ibn-e Sina (Avicenna), Banai heravi, Khwajah Kalan Khorasani and Mahmud al-Hoseyn al-Heravi all came from this province. Early years of 13th century after Hijrah witnessed the obsolescence of 12 maqams, 24 sho'beh and 6 avazes and the coming forward of a totally different system that entailed 7 dastgahs and 6 avazes. However, in many regions - the most remarkable of them Khorasan - the old style of performance continued to live on and maintained even the system of fretting. This is a fact that worths considering. Reginos of this area called Jam and Buzgan (Buzjan) are of the main centers for thinkers and artists, both very close to Heart. Abu al-Vafa Buzjani and Ahmad Jami, Purbaha and Abdol-Rahman Jami either cultivated or resided here.
They were the sources of numerous cultural trends which developed in the region. In recent times many great musician lived and flourished in Khorasan, among them were Esma'il Zamani. Asadollah Asadi, Qolam-Ali Mirza-Ahmadi, Nazar-Mohammad Soleymani, Adham Sheykhi and Yusef Teymuri, only to mention f few. There were also countless great singers in this territory: Karim Dustkam, Barat-Ali Agah, Mohammad-Yusef Jami-al-Ahmadi and Yasin Moridar. Today, Ostad Abdollah Sarvar-Ahmadi lives in the region and has been regarded as a true successor to the great masters of the past. Ostad Sarvar Ahmadi is a virtuoso dotar plyer, he is a master of the details of plucking, and tremolo technique in right-hand and shows a rare dexterity in the left-hand techniques such as fingering, as well as in stoppings e.g. in pardeh Lakhshanak and Pardeh Dozdak Read more on Last.fm.
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