Hassaan Egzaar Chenani

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Hassaan Egzaar Chenanizadeh
Birth name Hassaan Egzaar Chenanizadeh abo robaba
Origin Iran
Genres Classic folk
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, composer, instrumentalist

Hassaan Egzaar Chenanizadeh (Arabic: حسان اگزار چنانی), an instrumentalist of "Rababa", who is known as "HassaanEgzaar", was a singer of "AlwanieVokal style" from south west Iran. He was a resident of Khowayes (methamtammar), a village of the Alwan alshowaya (beitresheg) and shoosh city functions. Chenanizade was discovered and introduced to music society of Iran by Hooshangjavid, a music researcher of areas of Iran.[1]

Expertise and reputation[edit]

Chenanizade was reputed mostly because of his expertise in vocal music and playing with his handmade Rababa instrument, that was made upa wire and a simple instrument.[clarification needed] Egzar was recognized and took into the consideration of many elite music of Iran, in Twenty-Fifth Annual Music"Fajr" Festival.

Following his death, the media introduced him as epic singer of Khuzestan.[2] In addition to Alwanie Style he was completely professional in many different styles, like as "helilawi", "shatrawi", "mohammadawi", "magsosi","chobie" and … . It is said that "HassaanEgzaarChenanizade" was the supreme players of "Rababa", who had an important role in keeping Alwanie tune, alive.[3] Of course HassaanEgzar, believed that this tune did not belong to Alwan, but belongs to an ethnic, by the name of "amooriha" in khuzestan, and he (alwan) kept this tune alive.[4]

His life[edit]

He lived in khowayes village until the end of his life.Hassaan turned to the singing and musitionship from the age of 12, that is said "shaeri"(versification) in local speaking. He performed music in praise of Islam prophet and his family.[2] The art of versification, is hereditary, in his family. His grandfather was named "Jabbar-Al-Adib" (bookman Jabbar), because of his poeticism talent, and his father "Salman" was a dexterous poet and singer. Egzaar learned the art of making "Rababa" and singing from his father.[5][6][7][8] [9]

It is quoted from Hassaan, that when he had teraveled to Baqdad for visiting his brothers there, Hisvisithad coincidedwith theanniversary of thecoronationofKing Faisalin Iraq, he took part in the ceremony, which was attended by the most famous Arab singers, to show his art. In this event, the organizers, gave him a car, but he gave it to his brothers in Iraq, and on his horseback return to Susa. He said due to the interest in his native land, he returned. "chenanizade" trained next to the "ekransheroobe", who changed the singing style in khuzestan. He knew the rows and the versescompletely. He performed the "Aamuri" songs which has similar properties to "Amiri" songs of Mazandaran.[3] Also in the Sixth Iranian Regional Music Festival, he was honored and celebrated by twenty-seven singers and nine outstanding instrumentalists of different regions of Iran.[4]

There was speaking about making a thirty minutes documentary short film, about Egzaar life, called "منقبت خوان ایمه اطهار"(a singer who tell the disaster of family of Islam prophet), by "حوزه هنری اهواز"(Art Academy of Ahwaz) . Before this, HassaanEgzaar, went front of the camera, in HooshangJavid, three-volume music album, as asinger who tell the disaster of family of Islam prophet.[10][11]

End of his life[edit]

Two days after his artistically implementation, in Twenty-Fifth Annual MusicFajrFestival, on the way of return to his birthplace, HassaanEgzaarChenanizade, died, because of Heart failure.

At the ninth Saturday evening March, Chenanizade, played his latest song of his life, at the art academy of tehran, in Twenty-Fifth Annual MusicFajr Festival. Deputy of artistic affairs, of Minister of Culture andIslamic Guidance of the time, in a message, send his condolencesthe death of this Regional MusicArtist. Also the Secretary of theTwenty-Fifth InternationalMusicFajrFestival,Ina separatemessagesendshis condolencesto the peopleof Khuzestan.[12]

Egzaar, was a friend of Darvish, which played the pristine tunas of areas, in the twenty-fifth music festival, together. The instrument that Egzaar was using, was his handmade, that was made up by a simple instrument and a wire.[13] Egzaar performed his latest songs in Sunday (February 28, 2010) after the performance of Ehsan Khajehamiri, Rumi and Gholam Margiri group, Gholamreza Alme Jooghi in Tehran Art Academy.[14] At the closing ceremony of the Twenty-Fifth Fajrmusicfestival, After aspeech by Minister of Culture of the time, In a part of the celebration, there was a reminding for departed members of music community of Iran,in the year 2010, by playing a clip of HassaanEgzaarChenanizade, Ata-allahJangook, Andre Arezoomanian, GholamrezaHamzei, Reza Saghaee, Mohammad Noori, FaridSalmanian, ElinBaghcheban, Gholam-alinaizar, Ali Abchoori, Mohammad-Hassan Tafakori, SaeedGholipoor and Hosseinfotoohi.[15] [16]

[17] The message of passing the way of HassaanEgzaar, published in newspapersandnationalradios of Iran.[18][19]


  1. ^ روزنامه ایران، شماره ۵۳۴۱ به تاریخ ۲۷/۱/۹۲، صفحه ۱۹ (موسیقی)
  2. ^ a b خبرگزاری فارس، حوزه هنر و اندیشه
  3. ^ a b http://www.chn.ir/NSite/FullStory/Print/?Id=68549
  4. ^ a b ایسنا خوزستان، محمود مشهودی
  5. ^ http://www.shahr.ir/ViewNews.aspx?IDNews=33740
  6. ^ روزنامه آفتاب یزد، شماره ۲۸۶۳ به تاریخ ۱۲/۱۲/۸۸، صفحه ۱۰ (فرهنگی)
  7. ^ http://www.magiran.com/npview.asp?ID=2051508
  8. ^ رادیو ایران صدا
  9. ^ روزنامه مردم‌سالاری
  10. ^ عصابه
  11. ^ روزنامه ایران
  12. ^ آفتاب
  13. ^ ایسنا
  14. ^ روزنامه ایران
  15. ^ روزنامه آفرینش
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  17. ^ روزنامه ایران، چهارشنبه, ۱۲ اسفند ۱۳۸۸، مرگ موسیقیدان نواحی، استقبال از کنسرت بنیامین
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  19. ^ مجله‌تخصصی ملودی‌مگز