Octogenarian Yusefi lived in the northeastern Iranian town of Shirvan, North Khorasan Province.

He had received several awards at different provincial events.

The maqami music is common in the regions of Khorasan, Sistan-Baluchestan, Hormozgan and Bushehr.

Maqami music is connected to the traditions and thoughts of an ethnic group living in the particular regions.

A maqam is a specific musical scale combined with characteristic melodic elements or motifs, played following traditional formats, which together forms a complete system for the melodic and tonal structure of a musical performance.

Source:Tehran Times