Introduce someone to the sound of the santoor, one of the oldest instruments in the world with origins in the Middle East. We’re looking for the best gifts to make your shopping experience easy and fun. Choose from Persian and Indian music, T-shirts, posters, ceramic coffee and stainless steel commuter mugs, colorful buttons, and more unique santoor gifts.
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma
With Zakir Hussain
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Music is a wonderful gift to give yourself. Even if you’re unfamiliar with Persian or Indian music, you’re going to love the exotic sound of the santoor.
Persian Santoor Music
Tehran-born Hossein Farjami is a highly respected musician. On his instrumental albums, Iranian folk song melodies are played on the santoor, accompanied by two drums, the dombak (goblet drum) and the daf (frame drum).
Indian Santoor Music
Shivkumar Sharma began training as a vocalist and tabla player at the age of five. At thirteen he began an intensive study of the santoor at the behest of his father. Firmly established as a master instrumentalist, he is credited as the first musician to play Indian classical music on the santoor.
Celebrate the exotic santoor string instrument with a practical shirt gift. The possibilities are endless with these shirt designs. Choose from a wide variety of styles and color in sizes for all age groups. Click on any design to see what’s available.
Mugs are a practical gift that can be used every day. These coffee and stainless steel travel mugs feature full designs that surround the surface. If you click on any image, you’ll be able to see the different views. There are many other sizes, styles, and colors to choose from. Stick with these styles, or customize to create the perfect mug gift.
Looking for cheap santoor gifts? Buttons are an inexpensive yet fun gift for music lovers to wear. These standard size square buttons measure 2 inches by 2 inches. The designs are printed on 100% recycled paper and covered with scratch and UV-resistant Mylar. You can even change the background colors for complete customization.
What is a Santoor?
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Ustad Zakir Hussain live in concert.
My brother had a house in Paris. To it came many Western classical musicians. These musicians all made the same point: ‘Indian music,’ they said, ‘is beautiful when we hear it with the dancers. On its own, it is repetitious and monotonous.’