Association of Oriental Music & Dance – Australia


Association of Oriental Music & Dance - Australia2Oriental music encompasses numerous and different musical styles originating from a large number of Asian countries.

Iranian music, as evidenced by the archaeological records of the Fertile Crescent civilization of Elam, the most ancient culture in southwestern Iran, dates back thousands of years. There is a distinction between the science of Music, or Musicology, which, as a branch of mathematics has always been held in high regards in Persia/Iran; as opposed to music performance (Tarab, Navakhteh, Tasneef, Taraneh or more Association of Oriental Music & Dance - Australia3recently Muzik), which has had an uneasy and often acrimonious relationship with the religious authorities and, in times of religious revival, with the society as a whole.



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