Qadir Dilan, composer and singer (1928-1999)
In 2003, with all the barriers and limitation in Iran, Shahriyar Jamshidi founded Dilan ensemble to concentrate his works to his purpose Kurdish music. He named the group Dilan; in the memory of two brilliant Kurdish musician Qadir Dilan, composer and singer (May 24, 1928-March 18, 1999) and his brother Muhamad Salih Dilan, singer, songwriter and poem and he also was a Kurdish nationalist (1927-1990). Maybe, it is the first time in the history of Iranian music that someone has taken a name of a band of the famous Kurdish artists.
Qadir was the precursor artist in his era; he had been working as a musician when Kurdistan was being in the hard and unstable conditions. Dilan left home to Perak the capital of Czech Republic to continue his work in free and safe place and study classical music as well. He has composed few songs that were the collection of Kurd’s nation musical culture. Currently, we can still hear Dilan songs among Kurd people everywhere.
Muhamad is known as a one of the talented Kurdish Maqam singer.