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Happy Birthday Master Shajarian

Happy Birthday Master Shajarian

Today, 23 September, is the birthday of Mohammad-Reza Shajarian Master vocalist of Iran. He turns 77 and keeps shining at the summit of Iranian traditional singing.  

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‘Art for Peace’ Badge of Honor

‘Art for Peace’ Badge of Honor

The ‘5th Grand Festival of Art for Peace’ Badge of Honor has been awarded to Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, Nasser Taghvaei, Mahmud Dowlatabadi, and Kurosh Shishegaran this year.  

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Ba man Sanama  (music)

Ba man Sanama (music)

Artist: Homayoun Shajarian - Sohrab Pournazeri Album : Arayesh-e Ghaliz (Heavy Makeup) Composer : Sohrab Pournazeri Genre : Film Music & Fusion Year : 2014   (Persia digest) - Ba man Sanama is the film music for the movie ‘Arayesh-e Ghaliz (Heavy Makeup)’. It is a fusion of traditional Persian music and rock, and a very successful example in this genre. Using Rumi’s poetry, in itself the symbol of mystical passion, has added to its appeal.

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Baroon   (music)

Baroon (music)

Album: Shab-Sokut-Kavir Artist  : Keyhan Kalhor & Mohammad Reza Shajarian Genre : Folk  & Traditional  Year    : 1377 (1998 CE)
  (persia Digest)-  The piece Baroon has been composed based on the local folk song of northern Khorasan. It is a creative combination of folk music fused with the traditional Persian music of Dastgah tonal spaces and a step in a new direction. Kayhan Kalhor has come to be known and loved as an innovative, forward moving artist. In this piece – one of his first as a composer – he puts on show his musical genius.

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Booye Baran  (music)

Booye Baran (music)

Artist  : Mohammad Reza Shajarian (vocalist) Composer: Hossein Yousef Zamani Genre  : Iranian orchestral music Album  : Booye baran Year  : 1999   (persia digest)-  The piece Booye Baran [smell of rain] is from an album by the same name, in the traditional Persian music tonal space of dastgah-e chahargah, loyal to Iranian traditional music, but arranged for western orchestral instruments. This type of orchestration became commonplace in Iran from the time of Ali-Naghi Vaziri (from 1911 CE) and became very popular with great Iranian composers, including Ruhollah Khaleghi, Morteza Hannaneh, etc. Following the 1979 Iranian Revolution, western instruments were also widely used to perform traditional Iranian music. Yusef Zamani is one of the prominent composers in this style. Using a wide range of melodies and instruments, and a deep understanding of both western and Iranian music and their fusion has made this one of the most enduring pieces of Iranian music.

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The popular “Rabbana” (O’ Our Lord) pray sung by well-known Iranian traditional music master

The popular “Rabbana” (O’ Our Lord) pray sung by well-known Iranian traditional music master

(Persia Digest) -  The popular “Rabbana” (O’ Our Lord) pray sung by well-known Iranian traditional music master, Mohammad Reza Shajarian has for nearly four decades been an inseparable piece of Iranian Iftar table, giving the fasting people a sense of special calm and serenity. The heavenly reverberation captivates every listener and the profound impact fills the air, elevating every soul to the seventh heaven of worship. The incredibly blissful song has been registered as a national Iranian cultural heritage.

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