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Lawmaker congratulates Kayhan Kalhor for shining in Grammy award

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Tehran, Feb 14, ICANA - An Iranian lawmaker in a message congratulated acclaimed Iranian musician and ‘Kamancheh’ virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor, a member of the International Silk Road Ensemble, for winning Grammy award for ‘Sing Me Home’ here on Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:02:56 PM
Lawmaker congratulates Kayhan Kalhor for shining in Grammy award

In his message, Abdlokarim Hossein-Zadeh underscored that International Silk Road Ensemble plays a pivotal role in cultural exchange among all nations.

Touching upon the increasing trend of violence and hostilities across the globe, he hailed the band's role for spreading peace across the world.
Praising the Iranian musician, he noted that the Iranian people would honor Kalhour forever.

Kalhor, 53, is also composer and master of classical Kurdish and Iranian traditional music who plays Kamancheh, an Iranian bowed string instrument, in the ensemble.

During the 59th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, the group’s album, ‘Sing Me Home’, snatched Grammy for the Best World Music Album, held Sunday, 12 February, 2017 at the Staples Center in Los Angele during which top musical works in the past year were praised and awarded.

International collective ensemble Silk Road was established in 2000 by Cello virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma and is composed of musicians from various nationalities and masters of various musical instruments.



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