Faramarz Aslani

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Faramarz Aslani
Faramarz Aslani Persian singer in a concert in Canada 2013.jpg
Background information
Born July 13th, 1954
Tehran, Iran
Origin Tehran, Iran
Genres Persian pop/folk
Occupations Songwriter, Singer
Instruments Acoustic Guitar
Years active 1977–present
Labels CBS, Caltex, Bamahang Productions
Website www.faramarzaslani.com

Faramarz Aslani (Persian: Farāmarz Aslāni - فرامرز اصلانی ‎), is an Iranian guitarist, songwriter and Persian pop and folk singer.

Biography[edit]

He was born on July 13th, 1954 in Tehran, Iran and studied in London, England where he attained his bachelor's degree from London University's College of Journalism.[1] After his graduation he moved back to Tehran and worked for several publications, including Tehran Journal. About the same time, he was discovered by a CBS records executive, who signed him up to produce his first album, "Del Mashghooli'ha", (Occupation of The Heart). That album has remained on many world-wide best sellers charts since its debut. After the National Revolution of Iran in 1979, he moved back to England with his family. He currently lives in United States and has two daughters, Phaedra and Roxana.

Faramarz Aslani is a legendary singer, songwriter and producer. He is admittedly a rare phenomenon in the Iranian modern music and a pioneer of the style of music that he has made popular. It is believed, that he is the only famous Iranian Artist, that writes his own lyrics & music, and performs them accompanied by his stylish guitar.

Music career[edit]

In his second album, 'Hafez, A Memorandum', he wrote music on eight poems of Hafez, Iran's most famous classical poet. In the most recent years, he has released two albums, 'Rouza ye Taraneh o Andouh' (Days of Song and Sorrow) and 'Khatt-e Sevvom' (The Third Line). Both albums are rich with the bewitching and amazing lyrics that have become unique to his style. The sounds of rhythmic guitar are prevalent throughout all of his songs, complimenting his deep and meaningful lyrics.

He has also collaborated with several other Iranian Artists, on various albums. 'Rumi, The Beloved Is Here', was a collaboration with two other Iranian Legends, Dariush Eghbali and Ramesh. That album is an ode to the great poet and mystic, Rumi. He also featured on Shahrzad Sepanlou's album, 'Yek Rouz' (One Day) on the song 'Maa' (Us). In 2011, Dariush Eghbali and Faramarz Aslani came together again to sing a duet, 'Divar' (Wall), as they began their year and a half duet world tour, called 'The Legends Concert'; which took them to 28 cities, from the Far East to the Middle East, to Europe and North America.

Although, his albums are few and far in between. His signature song, 'Age Ye' Rouz' (If One Day), released in 1977,[1] passed its 30 year anniversary in 2007 and has inspired many other well-known, as well as up and coming artists alike to sing the song in other languages. Ajda Pekkan, an internationally known Turkish singer, as well as Deniz Seki have recorded this song in Turkish and other artists have recorded it in many other languages.

Discography[edit]

Faramarz Aslani in a concert in Calgary, Canada, Nov. 2013
  • If One Day, 1977
  • Hafez, a memorandum, 1978
  • Days of Song & Sorrow, 1999
  • Rumi (The Beloved Is Here), 2003
  • The Third Line, 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Faramarz Aslani at AllMusic

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