Hangama

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هنگامه
Hangama
Birth name Hangama (هنگامه)
Born 1962 (age 51–52)
Kabul, Afghanistan
Genres Pop
Classical Music
Ghazals
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1975–present
Labels Ahmad Wali's Ex

Hangama (Persian: هنگامه) is a popular singer from Afghanistan. She is born as Zohra in 1962 in Kabul. When she became a singer her mother chose the name Hangama for her. She currently lives an exile in Toronto, Canada where she continues her music career. Before her emigration from Afghanistan in the early 1980s, she was counted as one of the most popular female singers of the country. Besides Afghanistan, she is also known in Tajikistan and Iran where she has a fan base

Little is known of Hangama's early years. However, she emerged with Ahmad Wali as a very popular musical duo who became the unrivaled singer-couple in the mid 1970s. Their first few songs recorded in Afghanistan and the accompanying videos became immensely popular and those songs remain classics of the Afghan music archives. After leaving Afghanistan, in 1985, in Germany, Hangama and Ahmad Wali got married. She gave birth to their son named Massieh Wali in 1986. In 1989, when their son was only three years old, they divorced. After their separation at the beginning of the 1990s, Ahmad Wali moved to the United States and Hangama stayed there with their son.

In 1995, Hangama got married to Wais Soroor brother of famous singers Walid and Waheed Soroor and moved to Toronto, Canada. In 1996 she gave birth to a daughter named Sara.

She won the ATN Award as a Best Female singer on November 29, 2008 and she was also nominated for best female singer on Noor TV awards in April 2008 but Naghma won the award.

Concerts[edit]

After leaving Germany, she had lots of concerts with singers like Najim Nawabi, Nasrat Parsa, Walid Soroor and Valy that positively impacted her popularity.

In 2004, Hangama returned to Afghanistan for a round of concerts in [Mazar sharif]. Reportedly she was applauded for her contribution to the music of Afghanistan over the past 20 years.

She recently[when?] had concerts in (U.S.A) . She also had another concert in San Diego, California where she got lots of love from her fans. In March 2009, she was invited in Mazar-e-Sharif by Mazar e Sharif's premier (maybe governor?) to perform for Nawroz.

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