Fresh Fish? The Market in Bandar Abbas • IRAN

Each morning fishermen haul in their loads from the Persian Gulf and the haggling begins: crabs, sharks, fish of all kinds and colors. Many of the bandari woman wear a traditional mask called the burqa.
 
The music is from a 45 RPM recorded in the 1970s from a singer in the region around Bandar Abbas. It features a musical instrument called an our and a singer probably from the Baloch people living between mainly between Bandar Abbas in Iran and Pakistan. The song isn’t about fish, but it does help to transport you to Bandar Abbas! (The song is about love – what else!? “My eyes are waiting for you.”)
 
You can find this song and other rare Persian recordings at this great website: http://www.oirvm.com. In Iran, all recordings published before 1980 are in the public domain.

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