December 21, 2018 10:00
News ID: 3634

(Persia Digest) – Her father is a unique vocalist and the backbone of classical Persian singing. She accompanied him for long years as his graphic artist, designing covers for his albums until the “Shahnaz” ensemble took shape and she was able to show that she had inherited her vocal chords from her father.

Mojgan accompanied his father in the Shahnaz ensemble with vocals and instrument playing, showing that a good voice was a Divine blessing in their family and a great legacy by a father like Master Mohammad-Reza Shajarian.


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She toured with the Shahnaz ensemble across the globe and even performed a solo song in London while playing the setar.

In the 1990s, she had already started working with another prominent Iranian woman vocalist, Sima Bina, on stage.

Mojgan studied graphics and music academically and has been trained by the great masters of music.

She learned the setar with Mohammad-Reza Lotfi and Hossein Alizadeh, and the “radif” of Persian music with Parviz Meshkatian and Mehrbanou Tofigh.

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She also performed with the “No Ayin” ensemble for a time – a band whose performers lived mostly outside Iran. She also went on stage with the prominent “Shahrzad” quartet in Sweden.

Mojgan Shajarian has always sung for her country and homeland as seen in the Arghavan concert and her compositions. These days, she is endeavoring to bring the beautiful vocals of an Iranian lady and the sound of her instrument to the world.

Lyrics

O how I doubted you

You were not unfaithful in love

In the claws of the preying hawks

You have suffered a hundred deadly wounds

I wail separated from you

My sweetheart, my beauty, my beauty

When will you O my breath of life

When will you become my faithful wife

To be my companion

To be my companion

Malek Alshoara Bahar

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