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During our war with Iraq,lots of people of our south-west province ``Khozestan`` emigrated to other provinces specially Fars province, because it is close to them and was safe enough during that war.
They brought their traditions with themself and made their communities in every cities and people accept some of their ceremonies specially those related to religion.
We have every year a mourning ceremony for the third holy Imam ``Hoseyn``who standed against caliph of his time and killed in not fair war.
Abadanian (people of Khozestan are famous at the other provinces with the name of one of their famous cities``Abadan``) have still their ceremony with some of their music instruments those use them for their lost dears too.Damam (their drums)made it by a cylinder and goat skin,a horn,that traditionally made it by real horn but at this time you can see some time metallic of it and small chime who call it ``Senj``.
they play them in a selected group from early morning to the time for pray at noon at the tenth day of Moharam month(the first month of lunar Arab`s calendar). it is the date of killing Imam Hoseyn.
some believe that this kind of music and it`s instruments and rhythms came from Africa to south of Iran with black slaves who stayed in Iran because could live free here.
it is interesting for me that we can see how some signs of a culture live and change with events.

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