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Music: Mohammad Reza Mortazavi plays Balal-Balal with tombak at the Berlin Philharmonie

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Mohammad Reza Mortazavi was born in Isfahan, Iran in 1978. His parents – both musicians – enabled him to take tombak drum lessons at the age of six (tombak is considered the principal percussion instrument of Persian music).  He was quick to feel the power of the music deep inside. At the tender age of nine there was nothing more he could learn from his teacher.

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