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Local Music and Dances of east Azarbaijan

Local Music and Dances of east Azarbaijan

From ancient times the music of Azarbayjan owed its fame to the presence of the 'Ashiqs' who were self made artisans contributed to the local music by composing lyrics and displaying their ability on the musical instruments in use.

Shabestar

Shabestar

Shabestar is located 60 kilometers northeast of Tabriz. It is situated on the main Iranian-International railway line which connects Tehran and Tabriz to Turkey and Europe. During the Safavid period, the famous road named TabrizTarabouzan was crossing the district of Shabestar. The district of Shabestar is famous also because of the famous Gnostic Shaykh Mahmood Shabestary (Author of Gulshane Raaz) and because it was the birth place of the clergy rebel Skaykh Mohammed Khyabani (birth in Khamaneh) and the famous Azery author of scoffing books, Mirza Ali Akbar Moejiz Shabestari.

Bostanabad

Bostanabad

Bostanabad Township is located 55 Kilometers far away from Tabriz. The town was built on the site of the old city Ojan which was disappeared and its name was mentioned in most books of history since the sixth century AH. Ojan was the summer capital of the Mongols, which was completely destroyed later on due to various events.

Harees City

Harees City

The township of Harees is known as historical places in the E-Azarbaijan province, and according to the Deed of Endowment, which is called "the Rasheedi Quarter", and it was written during the Ghazan Khan Mongol period, it was inhabited area. The town of Harees is one of the oldest and the most fertilized areas of the province.

Hashtrood

Hashtrood

The township of Hashtrood is situated southeast to Tabriz, and north to Zanjan.The name of Hashtrood means "8 rivers" which came from the location of the town near to the 8 rivers of the region. The name of these rivers are: