Sima Bina

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Simā Binā
Born 1944 (age 69–70)
Origin Birjand, Iran
Genres Persian traditional music
Occupation(s) Singer of Folkloric songs
Website Simā Binā

Simā Binā (Persian: سیما بینا‎) (born 1944 in Birjand, Iran) is notable Persian classical musician [1] and Iran's researcher, composer, singer and song-writer of Iranian folk music. She is currently living in Cologne, Germany.


Began to learn music when she was nine under the direction of her father Ahmad Bina (Tafreshi) an Iranian Classical musician and poet, After graduating from Tehran University in 1969 with a major in Arts, Sima Bina continued and completed her studies with master Abdollah Davami.[2]

Her main focus is Iranian folk music. Bina has been able to gather and revive a collection of almost forgotten Iranian folk songs and melodies. A captivating vocalist, Sima Bina is one of the leading exponents of the traditional music of Khorasan. For decades she has done extensive research on Persian folk songs, collecting, recording, writing and re-interpreting popular regional music. Her works cover the whole spectrum of Iranian folk music including Mazandarani music, Kurdish music, Turkmen music, Baloch music, Lor music.

Since 1993, Sima Bina has been invited to present her collection of Persian folk songs in festivals all over the world,[2] including "97 Världen I Norden" in Norway, and "99 WDR Weltmusik Festival" in Bonn, Germany.

Due to her devotion and dedication to the Iranian folk music, Sima Bina can now see the materialization of thirty years of meticulous work by making her music known worldwide.

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External links[edit]

  • Sima Bina
  • Sima Bina sings some Khorasani and Mazandarani folk-songs, 2007, YouTube: [1] (7 min 33 sec); [2] (3 min 48 sec); [3] (7 min 12 sec).
  • Sima Bina sings Aziz Beshi[n be Kenārom (My Love Sit Next to Me)] on YouTube: (4 min 30 sec).
  • Bahār Navāi, Motherly Hums, in Persian, Jadid Online, 30 December 2009, [4].
    • Audio slideshow: [5] (6 min 31 sec).