Iranian native Maryam Yousefzadeh formed Robayat in 1989. They perform music from Persia (modern day Iran), Turkey and Central Asia all over Minnesota and the upper Midwest. Robayat is a winner of a 1992 Minnesota Music Award for best Middle Eastern Band. Traditional instrumentation of the oud, saz and violin along with lyrics from Persian poetry provide an international musical experience. Educators' Guide

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