Four hundred years ago, during the Safavid and Ottoman era, forty thousand Kurds were resettled by the King of Persia from Anatolia to the northeastern frontiers of the Persian Empire. Today, over two million Kurds live in Khorasan with their distinct language and cultural  identity. Their folk music  in  particular is  intertwined in the  fabric of  their history and identity, so much so that  the efforts of  various rulers  over the centuries to erase their culture and language have been in vain. The magic is in their music.