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Kurdish folk singer Abass Kamandi passed away.

Summary: The Kurdish folk singer and painter from the Iranian Kurdistan, Abass Kamandi, passed away at the age of 62 in the Kurdish city of Sina last Thursday.


The Kurdish folk singer and painter from the Iranian Kurdistan, Abass Kamandi, passed away at the age of 62 in the Kurdish city of Sina last Thursday.

Kamandi, who was suffering from blood cancer for many years, was transferred to Ba?asat Hospital in Sina on Wednesday night as his health condition deteriorated.

He spent the night at the hospital under intensive care, but died the following morning.

Kamandi?s corpse was transferred to Mala Waisi Mosque in the city in order to be washed and be prepared for burial.

Kamandi was buried in Bahashty Mohammedi Graveyard in a ceremony, in which many people, mostly Kurdish artists from various cities and regions of the Great Kurdistan, attended.

The funeral service was arranged the same day at around 4:00 p.m. in the presence of his relatives and fans.

For Kamandi the Sina city was like the cradle of his love and inspiration, and he always believed that no place in the world is as pretty as Sina. He said many times on different occasions: ?I came into this world in Sina, and will leave this world from Sina.? Last Thursday Kamandi did exactly what he said.

He was renowned for his duet song he sang almost two decades ago with the doe-eyed Shahen Talabani. Rumors spread among people that the memorable "Sabri Gyan" song created an affair between the two singers. Kamandi, of course, denied such things.

Kamandi worked with Kamars Band for several years to promote the traditional Kurdish music. He always thought that the Kurdish music should be presented as pure Kurdish and the young generation should never imitate the Turkish, Persian or Arab singers.

Abasi Kamandi, who is considered one of the masters of the Kurdish folk music, was born in 1952 in the Kurdish city of Sina in western Iran. After receiving a diploma degree, he was not able to continue studying due to financial difficulties. He got married when he was 22 years old and has three daughters and a son.

He worked for almost 35 years at the Sina Voice Radio Channel. He recorded more than 150 songs since the beginning of his singing career at the age of 25. He decided not to release new albums in the past few years because of the unreasonable production costs. His last song was ?Kizhi Lade? which was released in 2013.

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Publication:The Kurdish Globe (Erbil, Iraq)
Geographic Code:7IRAN
Date:May 26, 2014
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