Monthly Archives: June 2007

The voice that will remain evergreen!

While in Turkey I heard the sad news! Mahasty has left us!!!!! After a long battle with cancer! Truly a tragic loss for the Iranian music! My deepest condolences to her family and of course all of her fans around … Continue reading

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Güle Güle Istanbul …

…Merhaba blog! I’m back from Istanbul baby! The sizzling sun, 45 degrees heat, an eclectic blend of ethnic girls in skirts and lots of grilled meat did this old man goooooooood! Jaaye Hamegi Khaali!! 😉

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Re: “Out of Office”

What a busy day today was! Midst all the packing the Swedish radio called and conducted an interview with me about the Underground music in Iran and Mohsen Namjoo (surprise surprise! I guess somebody has read the blog these past … Continue reading

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First seminar on “the underground music in Iran“

In the first seminar on “the underground music in Iran“, held recently by the Mehr news agency several scholars and artists were summoned to discuss the new cultural phenomenon. Mohsen Namjoo, one of the members of the panel, stated that … Continue reading

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Fereydoun’s album gets scrapped

Fereydoun whose previous album “Gharibe” was a major hit and breakthrough for the artist has in the past years worked on a follow up which has because of a minor disagreement with Behrooz Saffarian as the producer and the poor … Continue reading

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The paradoxical producer!

Although being controversial in his comments on the state television Behrooz Saffarian has in his recent interview with Hamshahri corrected his “liberal” statements and questioning of IRIB’s tight scrutiny and discrimination of the POP music and its singers. Emphasising that … Continue reading

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Babak Bayat’s home will turn into museum

The Tehran “shahrdaari” has purchased the Bayat family home and intends to turn it into a museum by keeping things exactly how they were when Babak departed.

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Hotties of Hotnights

The HOT members of the Swedish female ROCK band SAHARA HOTNIGHTS have released their fourth album called “What if leaving is a loving thing?”. While the first album was POP ROCK, the second PUNK ROCK and the third POWER POP, … Continue reading

Posted in International Music, Miscellaneous

The Knight of nothing but luck!

Salman Rushdie is going to be dubbed a KNIGHT!?! Then again nothing really amazes me anymore when it comes to this once-and-still average but extensively overrated author who happened to get the best PR campaign in the history of literature … Continue reading

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First women’s music festival to be held

Women’s Music Festival is to be held to praise Fatemeh Zahra and pay a tribute to the Islamic status of women in Iran. Female vocalists and groups are to submit material with themes about the female affection and virtue in order … Continue reading

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