Bandari, Bandari : )

Mahmoud Jahan 
Bandar Neshinan
Sabz-E Ghaba


01. Joome Narenji - 5:07
02. Kaj Kola Khan - 4:36
03. Kam Bia Donbale Man - 5:35
04. Goli Joon - 6:35
05. Bide Majnoon - 6:45
06. Bandari - 6:35
07. Mano Davat Kon - 5:31
08. Ghasedak Bandar - 4:50
09. Dokhtar Siah - 4:40
10. Kako Soleimani - 5:30
11. Bandari, Pt. 2 - 6:16

Arrangement: Mahmoud Jahan




 Bandari music of southern Iran was first made famous by Aghassi some three decades ago with his now classic song "Ameneh". These days we often hear of the group "Sandy" and their hit "Dokhtar Ahvazi" which is probably played more often at parties than any other dance tune.

But the Bandari tunes played in the small towns and villages of Khuzestan, Bushehr and Hormozgan sound very different. What the locals sing is not as polished and not always easy to dance to if you are, say, at a wedding in Tehran or Tehrangeles.

Nevertheless Bandari is one of the most upbeat Iranian musical styles. 

Bagpipes - Bahram Mehrbakhsh (?)

Bandari Dance

Bandari is often referred to as "Persian Bellydance". Bandari dance is a chain dance that often involves multiple people dancing and often perform this at parties, traveling around in a circle and sometimes stepping into the center for a solo with encouragement from other dancers, the only variations are in the arm movements. It's a Persian dance that prevails in the South of Iran next to Persian Gulf and has been influenced by the African and Arabic music and dance. It is a combination of rhythmic movements in various directions according to the beat of the song. The distinct feature of this dance is the way performers wave their hands in a unique manner that resembles the cooperation of a group of fishermen at the sea...