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Sooge Sohrab (The Tragedy of Sohrab) (2014) - Sahba Aminikia - The Living Earth Show
Seeded by sahbakia on 26 Jan 2017
Author: Sahba Aminikia
Background sound from Tasua and Ashura ritual performed by: Haj Mansour Arzi Ending lullaby performed by: Sadigheh Bohrani Video: Vafa Aminikia "Sooge Sohrab" is part of a series of works I wrote as a response to my own arrest, interrogation and torture in the December of 2012 in my homeland, Iran. The Tragedy of Sohrab forms part of the 10th-century Persian epic, Shahnameh (The Epic of Kings) by the Persian poet, Ferdowsi . It tells the tragic story of the heroes Sohrab and his father Rostam. Sohrab was murdered by his own father, Rostam in the battlefield while Rostam had no knowledge of whom he is fighting against. The piece takes advantage of pre-recorded material from TasuI and ?shurI, an islamic ritual dedicated to mourning for the third Imam of Shias, Husayn ibn Ali, who was also murdered innocently in the midst of a power struggle amongst the Caliphs in 680 AD. The ritual involves chanting, weeping and sometimes in extremist cases, self-flagellation. Throughout the ancient hi
Composer: Sahba Aminikia