Biography The Kamkars are widely recognised as one of the musical ensembles in Iran today. A
Kurdish family of seven brothers, their sister and her son, from Sena, they were
inspired to play by their father, Hassan Kamkar, one of the good Iranian musicians and
composers of his day and founder of the Sena Academy of Music in the Kurdistan of
Iran. The music of the Kamkars is unique and seems to encompass every shade of emotional
and spiritual experience. Their repertoire is richly diverse, drawing on the ancient
history and long, cultural traditions of the region.