Monthly Archives: May 2008

Kleering Up the Dance-floors

The eccentric Swedish producer Andreas Kleerup whose song “With Every Heartbeat” for Robyn hit the top spot on UK’s charts and is slowly but surely conquering the international dance-floors will be releasing his self-titled debut album this week. “Kleerup” features … Continue reading

Posted in International Music, Miscellaneous

More than POP on Farhad Awards

The arrangers of the Farhad Awards are still waiting for a suitable location for the event. Meanwhile they have announced that the POP music wont be the only genre presented but even orchestral and classical genres will have their place … Continue reading

Posted in Iranian Music, News

Four Wives and a Husband

The Sweden-based filmmaker Nahid Persson whose documentary on the lives of a number of prostitutes in Iran was internationally shown, claimed and finally triggered an ethic-centric controversy a few years ago is now back with her new documentary on DVD. … Continue reading

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Film industry needs more composers

Film director Khosroo Masoumi said in an interview with IRNA that there is a vacancy in the Iranian movie industry for soundtrack composers. He explained that although there are plenty of talented composers in the country, most of them either … Continue reading

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ARIAN IV entitled “Baa To, Bi To”

After a year of postponing ARIAN’s 4th album entitled “Baa To, Bi To” will be released at the same time as their concert with Chris De Burgh. The album will feature 15 audio tracks and 4 video tracks of which … Continue reading

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News on Shadmehr’s new album

For those of you who have heard Shadmehr’s new songs leaked on the internet and wondered when the new album is going to hit the stores here is the answer! The source is a blog belonging to Shadmehr’s wife Mia, … Continue reading

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Fajr festival will celebrate the Islamic Revolution

The planning of the 24th Fajr Music Festival has already begun. This year the event coincides with the celebration of the Islamic Revolution’s 30th anniversary, therefore the arrangers are considering it as a theme for this year’s festival. Part of … Continue reading

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Qele Qele, Cutie!

Just when I had recovered from the Kalomoira fever I was instantly struck by Sirusho! The Armenian contribution to the EUROVISION. “Qele Qele” is the perfect specimen of an ETHNO DANCE fare with a huge HIT potential for the summer … Continue reading

Posted in International Music, Miscellaneous

Erwin on the Tonight Show

  My good friend Erwin Khachikian was recently on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, playing in Serj Tankian’s band. Here comes the clip, enjoy if you havent watched it already!

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New Release: Sharareh – “Los Angeles”

Sharareh’s third album is out called “Los Angeles”, featuring work by Shahbal Shabpareh: http://musicboxla.com/shlosan.html  

Posted in Iranian Music, New Releases