Category Archives: News

Manoochehr Sakhaie passed away

I’m sorry to inform that Manoochehr Sakhaie has passed away at the age of 76. Sakhaie who is more known for his pre-revolution hits such as “Kalaghha” and “Baba Ro Boos Kon”, released several albums in Los Angeles back in … Continue reading

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Benyamin and Sirvan join their worlds

***ATTENTION!!! This post was an April Fool’s hoax/Dorooghe 13*** Today, in an extraordinary press conference held at the Arike Iranian complex in Tehran, Benyamin Bahadori and Sirvan Khosravi appeared side by side in front of tens of stunned journalists and … Continue reading

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Announcing album and confessing cover

Mohsen Chavoshi has currently two albums queued for release. The first in line which is due out already on Wednesday this week is titled “Haris”. This album which has due to unclear reasons pushed back the release of the previously … Continue reading

Posted in International Music, Iranian Music, New Releases, News

Rajabpour on Salehi and Benyamin

Mohsen Rajabpour recently expressed his opinion about Payam Salehi’s solo project “Hess”. He said that Payam really wanted to experience a solo album and his material were not suitable for ARIAN. It’s now up to Payam to evaluate the outcome … Continue reading

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Kooshan arranges for Sadeghi

IranGaam has just announced the upcoming album “Yaadegaari (Memento)” by Reza Sadeghi. The album is to feature 12 tracks, all composed by Sadeghi himself. For the arrangements stand Kooshan Haddad of Ashkan and Kooshan, along with M. R. Cheraghali and … Continue reading

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The Sadeghi biopic is still in the making

Back in 2009 I mentioned a movie with the working title “Bi-Khodaahaafezi” that was about to be filmed, starring Reza Sadeghi. It was to be a biopic of some sort, not a documentary in other words. Then suddenly was “Raaze … Continue reading

Posted in 30nema, Iranian Music, News

140 concerts in 90 days

These are rather strange days for the domestic music scene. While Ershaad’s office of music has had no official head, ever since the forced resignation of Mohamad Ali Khabari eight months ago, still permits are being issued! Like no other … Continue reading

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Mashaei: music is a complicated science

According to IRNA Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, the head of the Iranian Presidential Office (doesn’t that image portray him like the archetype of an evil vizier?), who has in the past months led a semi-secret operation, has in a meeting with … Continue reading

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No more POP music at Fajr festival

The Ministry of Culture and Guidance (Ershaad) has decided to indefinitely remove the POP category from the Fajr (alt. Fadjr) music festival, after two years of controversial existence. POP will not be banned from the festival, it will be played … Continue reading

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Lohrasebi to work with foreign studios

Ali Lohrasebi has announced that his next album will be produced and recorded in its entirety by foreign musicians and technicians. He has previously mentioned an Italian connection but he explains that he is still working with Iranian creators for … Continue reading

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