Shadmehr Aghili

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Shadmehr Aghili
Native name شادمهر عقیلی
Born Shadmehr Aghili
(1973-01-27) 27 January 1973 (age 41)
Tehran, Iran
Occupation Singer, musician, composer, music arranger, actor, record producer, songwriter
Years active 1987–present
Known for King Of Persian Pop
Home town Los Angeles,CA, United States
Spouse(s) Mia Mesa
Children 1
Musical career
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocals, multi-instrumentalist keyboard, violin, guitar, piano, santur, harmonica, trumpet, mandolin
Labels Avang Music
Associated acts Ebi, Mahasti, Niloufar Laripour, Mona Borzouee, Shahkar Binesh Pazhooh, Yaghma Golrouee
Website
Official website

Shadmehr Aghili (Persian: شادمهر عقیلی‎; born 27 January 1973) is an Iranian pop singer, musician, composer, music arranger, producer and song-writer,[1][2][3] and formerly an actor. Aghili was born in Tehran, Iran. He emigrated to Canada first, but currently resides in Los Angeles.[citation needed]

Biography[edit]

Career[edit]

Aghili started early in music and studied piano, guitar and violin, graduated from the Tehran Conservatory of Music.

He has worked at the IRIB (the official broadcasting of Iran) for a while. He released his cassette album Bahar e Man (My Spring) in 1997, an instrumental music album where he played piano, guitar and violin. The album Fasl e Ashenayi (Season of Acquaintance) in 1998, was another great effort with a number of collaborations. The follow up Mosafer (Traveler) was also well received by the public. Aghili appeared also on screen with the movie Par e Parvaz (Wings to Fly), a best-seller in Iran for that year. He also wrote the soundtrack for the film. He had also a lead role in Shab-e Berahne (The Naked Night).

Aghili immigrated to Canada where he was signed to Nova Media. His first album in Canada was Khiali Nist (I Don't Care), quickly followed by Doori o Pashimani (Separation and Regret), Adam Foroush (Traitor) and Popcorn.

He released Taghdir (Fate), a highly praised[according to whom?] album on a new contract with Century Records, in 2009. And in 2012, Tarafdaar (On Your Side) was released on Avang Music.

Shadmehr Aghili is a versatile artist, violinist and musician.[4][5] Beside of his prominent use of piano, guitar and violin, he also plays santur,[6] mandolin, trumpet, harmonica,[7] keyboard, banjo, and koto[8] in some recordings. Shadmehr also remains active politically recording a track in 2010, conveying his support of the Iranian Green Movement recorded over background music, encouraging Iranian people to protest against their government and using music as a tool to get to freedom and liberty. And in 2012, in a collaboration with singer Ebi, he released the anti-war Royay e Ma (Globally released A Dream) in support of World Vision USA and World Vision Canada.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Albums Title Persian Native meaning Note
year
Official
1997 Bahar e Man بهار من My Spring Instrumental
1998
Fasl e Ashenayi فصل آشنایی Season of Acquaintance
Mosafer مسافر The Traveler
1999
Dehaty دهاتی The Villager
Mashgh e Sokoot مشق سکوت Rehearsal of Silence
Naghmeha ye Mashreghi نغمه های شرقی Eastern Tunes Instrumental
2001 Par e Parvaz پر پرواز Wings to Fly Soundtracks of a same-title film
2003
Doori o Pashimani دوری و پشیمانی Separation and Regret
Khiali Nist خیالی نیست I Don't Care after migrating to Canada
2004 Adam Foroush آدم فروش The Traitor
2005 Popcorn پاپ­کرن
2009 Taghdir تقدیر Fate
2012 Tarafdaar طرفدار On Your Side
Unofficial
1994 Shaam-e Ghariban شام غریبان The Night of Homeless
2000 Fariba فریبا Faribaa (lit. Charming)
2002 Adam o Hava آدم و حوا Adam and Eve
2004 Rag-e Khaab رگ خواب Blind Spot Instrumental, released in Iran, after his migration to Canada
2006 Talafi تلافی Retaliation
2007 Sabab سبب Reason leaked work
2010 Antique آنتیک Antique
20 Album

Singles[edit]

No. Title Native title Length
1. "tu Binahayat e Shab" (Through the Infinity of Night) تو بی نهایت شب  
2. "Ghafas" (Cage) قفس  
3. "Atr-o Shabnam" (Scent and Dew) عطر و شبنم  
4. "Shab-e Berahne" (The Naked Night) شبه برهنه  
5. "Dadashi" (Dear Brother) داداشی  
6. "Khane Kharab" (Tramp) خانه‌خراب  
7. "gham-e Tanhayi" (Sorrow of Loneliness) غم تنهایی  
8. "To Ro Injori Mikham" (I Want You This Way) تورو اینجوری می‌خوام  
9. "Lahze-ye Asheghane" (Romantic Moment) لحظه‌ی عاشقانه  
10. "Delshekasteh" (Heartbroken) دلشکسته  
11. "Bazicheh" (Plaything) بازیچه  
12. "Hasrat" (Regret) حسرت  
13. "Shaam-e Ghariban" (The Eleventh Night) شام غريبان  
14. "Zemestoon" (Winter) زمستون  
15. "Khanoom Khanooma" (Mademoiselle) خانوم خانوما  
16. "Adat" (Habit) عادت  
17. "Azadi" (Liberty/Freedom) آزادی  
18. "Khial" (Dream) خیال  
19. "Halam Avaz Mishe" (I Feel Better) حالم عوض مي‌شه  
20. "Ayandeh" (Future) آینده  
21. "Entekhab"   انتخاب  
22. "Royaye Ma" (A Dream, featuring Ebi) رویای ما  
23. "Ye Dokhtar" (A Girl, (Featuring Ebi, a social and political track)) یه دختر  
24. "Rabeteh" (Relationship) رابطه  

Soundtrack[edit]

 2001: Par-e Parvaz (, "Wings to Fly") (Soundtracks of a film of the same name)

Filmography[edit]

No. Title Note and Original Title Length
1. "Par-e Parvaz" (Wings to Fly) 2000 - پر پرواز  
2. "Shab-e Berahne" (The Naked Night) 2001 - شب برهنه  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roll Over, Khomeini! Iran Cultivates A Local Rock Scene, Within Limits". The Washington Post. 23 August 2001. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Rock Rolls Once More in Iran As Hard-Liners Back Pop Revival". The Wall Street Journal. 2 June 2000. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "مصاحبه‌ی اختصاصی با شادمهرعقیلی". BBC Persian. 2 September 2005. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.buzzle.com/articles/famous-violinists.html
  5. ^ http://www.jorgeberges.com/famous-violinists.html[dead link]
  6. ^ Shadmehr is seen playing the mandolin in his Mashkook (Suspicious) music video
  7. ^ In the movie The Naked Night, Shadmehr plays the harmonica many times
  8. ^ In his Taghdir song a compose of the mentioned instruments is heard.

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