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Iranian Pop Music
Iranian pop music
Iranian pop music
refers to pop music originated in Iran, with songs mainly in Persian and other regional languages of the country
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Leila Forouhar
Leila Forouhar
Leila Forouhar
(Persian: لیلا فروهر‎, Leylâ Foruhar) (born 23 February 1959, Isfahan, Iran) is a Prominent Iranian pop and classical singer. She was a child star, acting from the age of 3. She is one of the most successful women artists in Iranian society. She relocated to Turkey in 1984, then to Paris, before emigrating to Los Angeles in 1988.[1]Contents1 Career1.1 Move to France 1.2 Move to the United States2 Discography2.1 Videography3 Filmography 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksCareer[edit] Leila is the daughter of the late Iranian actor Jahangir Forouhar. As a child she acted in movies in minor roles, receiving recognition for her part in Soltane Ghalbha
Soltane Ghalbha
(King of Hearts). As a teenager she began modeling for fashion magazines
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World War II
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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Dastgah
Dastgāh (Persian: دستگاه‎) is a musical modal system in traditional Persian art
Persian art
music. Persian art
Persian art
music consists of twelve principal musical modal systems or dastgāhs; in spite of 50 or more extant dastgāhs, theorists generally refer to a set of twelve principal ones. A dastgāh is a melody type that a performer uses as the basis of an improvised piece.Contents1 Short summary 2 The terminology 3 The Seven Dastgahs 4 See also 5 Further reading 6 References6.1 Bibliography7 External linksShort summary[edit] Each dastgāh consists of seven basic notes, plus several variable notes used for ornamentation and modulation
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Hamadan
Hamadān[2] (pronounced [hæmædɒːn]) or Hamedān (Persian: همدان‎, Hamedān) (Old Persian: Haŋgmetana, Ecbatana) is the capital city of Hamadan Province
Hamadan Province
of Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 473,149, in 127,812 families.[3] Hamedan is believed to be among the oldest Iranian cities. It is possible that it was occupied by the Assyrians in 1100 BCE; the Ancient Greek historian, Herodotus, states that it was the capital of the Medes, around 700 BCE. Hamedan has a green mountainous area in the foothills of the 3,574-meter Alvand
Alvand
Mountain, in the midwest part of Iran
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Kurds Of Khorasan
The Kurds
Kurds
of Khorasan or Khorassani Kurds
Kurds
(Kurdish: Kurdên Xorasanê‎, Persian: کردهای خراسان‎) are Kurds
Kurds
native to northeastern Iran, across the Iran- Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
border. They inhabit much of North Khorasan
North Khorasan
province, northern and northwestern parts of Razavi Khorasan
Razavi Khorasan
province, as well as parts of Golestan province. They speak a Kurmanji
Kurmanji
dialect of Kurdish and are mostly adherents of Shia Islam
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Qazvin
Qazvin
Qazvin
(/kæzˈviːn/; Persian: قزوین‎, IPA: [ɢæzˈviːn] ( listen), also Romanized as Qazvīn, Caspin, Qazwin, or Ghazvin) is the largest city and capital of the Province of Qazvin
Qazvin
in Iran. Qazvin
Qazvin
was an ancient capital in the Safavid
Safavid
dynasty and nowadays is known as the calligraphy capital of Iran. It is famous for its Baghlava, carpet patterns, poets, political newspaper and pahlavi (Middle Persian) influence on its accent. At the 2011 census, its population was 381,598.[1] Located in 150 km (93 mi) northwest of Tehran, in the Qazvin Province, it is at an altitude of about 1,800 m (5,900 ft) above sea level
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Bandari Music
Bandari music (Persian: بندری‎) stems from Iran's south, around the Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf
region.Contents1 Music 2 Instruments 3 Bandari dance 4 References 5 External linksMusic[edit] It is a rhythmic type of dance music played in fast and slow tempos. The music includes vocals and instruments
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Persian Language
Persian (/ˈpɜːrʒən/ or /ˈpɜːrʃən/), also known by its endonym Farsi[8][9] (فارسی fārsi [fɒːɾˈsiː] ( listen)), is one of the Western Iranian languages within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan
Afghanistan
(officially known as Dari since 1958),[10] and Tajikistan
Tajikistan
(officially known as Tajiki since the Soviet era),[11] and some other regions which historically were Persianate societies and considered part of Greater Iran
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Name Of Iran
In the Western world, Persia (or one of its cognates) was historically the common name for Iran. On the Nowruz
Nowruz
of 1935, Reza Shah
Reza Shah
Pahlavi asked foreign delegates to use the term Iran, the endonym of the country, in formal correspondence. Since then, in the Western World, the use of the word "Iran" has become more common. This also changed the usage of the terms for Iranian nationality, and the common adjective for citizens of Iran
Iran
changed from "Persian" to "Iranian"
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Qajar Dynasty
The Qajar dynasty
Qajar dynasty
( listen (help·info); Persian: سلسله قاجار‬‎ Selsele-ye Qājār; also Romanised as Ghajar, Kadjar, Qachar etc.; Azerbaijani: قاجارلر‎ Qacarlar) was an Iranian[6] royal dynasty of Turkic origin,[7][8][9][10] specifically from the Qajar tribe, which ruled Persia
Persia
(Iran) from 1785 to 1925.[11][12] The state ruled by the dynasty was officially known as the Sublime State of Persia
Persia
(Persian: دولت علیّه ایران‎ Dolate Aliyye Iran). The Qajar family took full control of Iran
Iran
in 1794, deposing Lotf 'Ali Khan, the last Shah
Shah
of the Zand dynasty, and re-asserted Iranian sovereignty over large parts of the Caucasus
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Honorific Nicknames In Popular Music
Honorific nicknames in popular music
Honorific nicknames in popular music
are terms used, most often in the media or by fans, to indicate the significance of an artist, and are often religious, familial, or (most frequently) royal and aristocratic titles, used metaphorically
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Payandeh Bada Iran
Payandeh Bada Iran (Persian: پاینده باد ایران‎, Persian pronunciation: [pʰɒːjænˈde bɒːdɒː ʔiːˌɾɒn]) is the former national anthem of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It was composed by Abolghasem Halat and was adopted after the establishment of the Islamic Republic, replacing the de facto national anthem Ey Iran which was used prior to that during the transition period
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Andy (singer)
Andranik Madadian (Persian: آندرانیک مددیان‎, Armenian: Անդրանիկ Մադադյան), better known by his stage name, Andy (Persian: اندی‎, Armenian: Անդի; born 1958), is an Armenian-Iranian
Armenian-Iranian
singer-songwriter and actor.[1] He is a naturalized American and currently lives in LA.Contents1 Career1.1 Duo in Andy & Kouros 1.2 Solo career 1.3 Other collaborations2 Personal life2.1 Death Rumors3 Discography3.1 Albums3.1.1 Andy & Kouros 3.1.2 Andy4 Videos/DVDs 5 Filmography 6 See also 7 References 8 Notes 9 External linksCareer[edit] Duo in Andy & Kouros[edit] Main article: Andy & KourosAndy made it big when he joined Kouros Shahmiri and together formed a successful duo Andy & Kouros.Andy & Kouros released 4 albums together: Khastegary (1985), Parvaz (1988), the hugely successful album Balla (1990), and finally Goodbye (1991)
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Dariush Eghbali
Dariush Eghbali
Dariush Eghbali
(Persian: داریوش اقبالی‎) better known by his stage name Dariush is an Iranian singer. best known for his warm and poignant bass voice heard in both ballads and socio-political songs.[2] He is also a social activist who has been promoting education, awareness and prevention with regards to social maladies.Contents1 Biography1.1 Early life 1.2 Career2 Philanthropy 3 Filmography 4 Discography4.1 Studio albums5 See also 6 References 7 External linksBiography[edit] Early life[edit] Dariush was born in Tehran, on February 4, 1951. His musical talent was first recognized at an early age of nine, when he appeared on stage at his school. Hassan Khayatbashi introduced him to the public at the age of twenty through Iranian national television. He immediately became popular with his legendary song "Don't Tell Me You Love Me"
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Faramarz Aslani
Faramarz Aslani
Faramarz Aslani
(Persian: فرامرز اصلانی‎) (born July 13, 1954) is an Iranian singer, guitarist, composer, songwriter, and Producer.[1][better source needed]Contents1 Biography 2 Music career 3 Discography3.1 Studio Albums 3.2 Single Songs4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] He was born on July 13, 1954 in Tehran. He is a graduate of London University's College of Journalism and has written for several Persian and English publications, since his graduation in the early seventies. Upon returning to his native country, he worked for one of two English dailies, " Tehran
Tehran
Journal" until he was spotted by the President of CBS, in Tehran. His first album, "Occupation of The Heart", recorded for CBS in 1977, has remained on the best sellers chart since its debut. He also recorded a second album, "Hafez, a Memorandum", for the same company
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