Monthly Archives: November 2007

Girl-band to perform on FAJR!

Orkideh Hajivandi and her nine piece all-female band “Orkideh” will this year be performing as a POP act on the FAJR festival! Its still being discussed whether ladies will be performing for an all-female audience or on the main stage. … Continue reading

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Same hottie, less booty!

Shakira’s Oral Fixation Tour is just released on DVD. When it comes to LIVE performance the voice has never been the Lebanese/Colombian star’s strongest feature, but her excellent show(wo)manship makes more than up for it! The lady is not as … Continue reading

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Tehran will witness The ARIAN and de Burgh in concert

Ershaad which recently gave permit to the 4th ARIAN album has now confirmed that there has also been a permit issued for a concert in which ARIAN and Chris de Burgh will perform together!

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Namjoo to do the score for “Hamkhoone”

There is a rumour that Mohsen Namjoo will soon return to Iran for concerts and its been confirmed that he is working on the soundtrack for the motion picture “Hamkhoone” starring Akbar Abdi.

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Like fine vintage wine …

I cant believe that it has gone ten whole years since this Italian/Australian actress crossed over to the world of music and became one of the few successful actress-tuned-singers! And just like fine vintage wine aging has been very good … Continue reading

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Students’ music festival cancelled

The fourth annual students’ music festival has been cancelled in Iran. Again the festival was permitted by Hozeye Honari which this time cancelled the festival itself before Ershaad did the job! Ershaad has in past months invalidated all permits issued … Continue reading

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The POPularisation of FAJR Festival

As previously posted in this blog this year’s FAJR music festival will for the first time feature a direct competition where different acts get to battle LIVE on the stage in the genres CLASSIC, TRADITIONAL (sonnati) and POP. And there … Continue reading

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New Release: Juniors 5 – “POPFATHER II”

Shahbal Shabpareh’s latest project, the boyband Juniors 5, will be releasing their debut album “POPFATHER II” any day now and Jordan from the group is to submit the album for reviewing! cheers lads! 😀

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Omid on the rise!

I’ve just started watching Omid Djalili’s brand new comedy series on BBC called simply “The Omid Djalili Show”! As I’ve said before the man is a genius!! We Iranians need artists like Omid who have their feet on both Iranian … Continue reading

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