Afshin (singer)

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Afshin
(Persian : افشین)
Birth name Afshin Jafari
افشین جعفری
Born (1978-05-06) 6 May 1978 (age 36)
Iran
Genres Pop
Dance
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1979–present
Labels Taraneh Records
Avang Music

Afshin Jafari (Persian: افشین جعفری‎) known by the mononym Afshin (Persian: افشین‎; born in Babol, Iran on 6 May 1978) is a Germany-based Iranian singer[1] and well known as an Iranian diaspora international pop star.

Afshin moved with his family when he was seven. He started learning guitar at age 10 and started writing music and lyrics early on. In 1995, his family immigrated to Germany when he was 17 where they resided in Mannheim. Singing in Persian diaspora events and venues, at 21 he signed a contract with ParsVideo specializing in Iranian music. Afshin incorporated elements of Iranian music and youth-oriented western pop, hip hop and rap music in his songs and launched a number of albums and music videos[2] that became popular in Germany and the Iranian diaspora. He is supported by Taraneh Records and Avang Music. His brother Amir Ali, a rapper, has contributed to some of his more recent releases.[3]

In addition to his shows in Germany accompanied with his German-based band of musicians, Afshin has also toured in more than 300 occasions in venues in Austria, Belgium, Canada, USA, UK and Scandinavian countries. His band includes musicians Daniel Schild, Kostas Karagiosidies, Simon Wegerle, Amir DadashPoor, Amirali Armakan, Jens Steffan, Payman Barazandeh, and Nico Schliemann.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album title
(transliteration)
Title in Persian language Translation
1999 Booye Baroon
بوی بارون
"Scent of Rain"
2002 Setareh
ستاره
"Star"
2003 Aso Pas
آس و پاس
"Dire Strait"
2005 Maach
ماچ
"Kiss"
2008 The Song For X
ترانه‌ای برای ایکس
N/A
2013 Gheire Ghanooni
غیرقانونی
"Illegal"

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