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Tune into just about any radio station on the dial and you'll hear rock music, country, rap, Top 40...but how often do you hear classical Persian Music?

Experience the sound of musician Kayhan Kalhor, a virtuoso on a violin-sounding instrument called the kamanchi. After spending nearly two decades away from his homeland of Iran, Kayhan is well known there today. Currently, he's developing a following in the US. He appears with cellist Yo Yo Ma and the New York Philharmonic for several performances next month. Right now, Kayhan has assembled some of Iran's top musicians and is playing to sold out American concert halls on his way to New York. He and singer-percussionist Homayoun Shajarian took time out from their tour this week to stop by our studios.

Interview: Kaylan Kalhor

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